An inescapable result of high interest rates and post-pandemic trends is downward pressure on commercial real estate valuations, especially in the office sector. Given commercial mortgage-backed securities and other deal structures in which control of the loan rests with the lowest priority interest that is in the money, reduced valuations will likely become the flashpoint for CRE litigation.
Joseph Cioffi was interviewed for an Auto Remarketing podcast episode, "Talking Compliance and Risk with Davis+Gilbert Partner Joseph Cioffi."
Commercial real estate (CRE) sectors have not escaped the perma-crisis era in which we live, and the worst appears yet to come. First, hospitality and retail suffered setbacks with pandemic lockdowns. Then, the persistence of work-from-home and employee resistance to returning to the office drastically changed the flow of workers to the office and urban centers. Now, before those issues are...
On Wednesday, May 3, Joseph Cioffi and Christine DeVito, with featured guests Gunes Kulaligil and Manny Malbari, Managing Directors/Co-Leaders of the Structured Finance Practice at Stout, held an in-person session, "Who’s Next? Identifying Vulnerabilities in the Banking System, Managing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities for Banks and Investors."
In 2022, the Uniform Law Commission adopted new amendments to the model Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") to address cryptocurrency transactions, including secured lending involving digital assets. These amendments have been enacted by at least five states (Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, Indiana and North Dakota) and introduced in another 21 states (including California and Texas, but not New...
Does First Republic represent the beginning of the end of a banking crisis or is it merely the end of the beginning stage of banking turmoil set in motion by the run on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)? To successfully navigate the uncertainty, below are five areas of concern and the tools to address them.
If another bank fails, there are no guarantees the FDIC will take the extraordinary steps it did to protect Silicon Valley Bank’s depositors. Understanding where danger lurks in the system and best practices to navigate cash management and legal risks will be critical as uncertainty persists.