Mayer Brown's Distressed Real Estate team brings together leading practitioners in the areas of real estate, securitization, finance, litigation, construction and bankruptcy to effectively represent lenders and servicers in all aspects of distressed real estate debt, including workouts, loan modifications, restructurings, bankruptcies, foreclosures, deed in lieu of foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) sales and real estate owned (REO) administration. 

Because of our extensive experience, Mayer Brown's Distressed Real Estate team is able to provide our clients with cost-effective strategies and representation to protect their rights and maximize the recovery on their assets. Our clients typically consult with us prior to any default, and we continue to assist them through the workout of the loans, the foreclosure on the property, and the asset management of the owned real property, as applicable. Additionally, we advise clients regarding any potential bankruptcy filing by a borrower.

Mayer Brown also provides clients with a strategic plan on the purchase and sale of distressed real estate debt, whether single loans, portfolios or mortgage-backed securities and throughout workout, restructuring or exercise of remedies.


Drawing from our lawyers' wealth of experience, the Distressed Real Estate team is well acquainted with assets ranging in size and complexity from multi-billion dollar, cross-border insolvency proceedings to mid-and smaller-market restructurings and recapitalizations. We regularly work in the restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, finance, litigation and real estate areas when advising our clients:

  • Restructuring & Loan Workouts
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Contested Real Estate Debt
  • Distressed Real Estate M&A
  • Bankruptcy Financings
  • Securitized Real Estate Debt
  • Intercreditor Agreement Issues
  • Managing & Operating REO

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