Private Financing


Our clients turn to the real estate group at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP for its extensive experience in real estate finance transactions.  We have represented both lenders and borrowers in all facets of real estate financing, overseeing every detail in loan and credit facilities. 

Our skill at helping clients maneuver through complex financing transactions in a challenging market has proven essential in supporting multi-family residential, commercial and industrial development.  Having represented borrowers and lenders over the years gives us a unique perspective and ability to anticipate issues in loan transactions before they arise. 

Our team has overseen transactions involving conventional bank financing and bonds as well as equity investment.  Our extensive relationships with numerous financial institutions enable us to tailor an efficient and effective approach to real estate financing based our clients’ needs.

Speaking Engagements

Our Real Estate & Community Development attorneys's recent and notable engagements involving private financing include:

  • Represented owner of multiple Chicago area multi-family apartment properties in Chicago area in connection with Fannie Mae backed refinancing ranging in size from $500,000 to $5 million.

  • Represented manufacturing company in connection with over $10 million of revolving and term facilities, including the renewal of those facilities and subsequent acquisition of loan by an entity related to the borrower.

  • Represented borrower in negotiating multiple loan facilities secured by rolling stock and leases of rolling stock.

  • Represented lender in connection with $15 million revolving facility to health club chain.¬†

  • Represented lender in connection with suite of loan facilities to industrial customer including 2 mortgage loans, a term facility, a revolving line of credit and a non-revolving Cap-Ex line.

  • Represented real estate developer in acquisition of manufacturing building in Chicago, including successful renegotiation of financing. ¬†Assisted in converting building to 212 residential condos and first floor commercial rental space. ¬†Negotiated leases of commercial space.

  • Assisted real estate entrepreneur in structuring and documenting offering of interests in LLC to investors for acquisition of multi-unit residential property in Texas.