We formed Fragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP to fulfill a simple goal: to provide the highest quality legal services while maximizing the value we add to our clients' business affairs. We strive to be as efficient as possible, using common sense approaches that benefit our clients on an immediate, short term and long term basis.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PRACTICE, INCLUDING:
Acquisitions and Dispositions
Leasing, Ground Leasing, and
Entity Formation and Structuring
Capital Markets Transactions
Representative Transactions Handled by Our Firm’s Attorneys
Acquisitions and dispositions of real estate since 2016 totaling in excess of $6,000,000,000 (including single transactions in excess of $500,000,000) for properties located in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, Oregon, Connecticut, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.
Corporate transactions, including asset and ownership interest sales and acquisitions, convertible note, asset based and preferred share financings, for clients who are selling, buying, borrowing or lending. Transaction sizes range up to $100,000,000 and as small as $100,000. Clients include investment funds and companies in the digital marketing, battery technology, biotechnology, health club, restaurant, retail, and medical equipment tracking businesses.
Negotiation, documentation and closing of a private real estate fund’s purchase of a portfolio of nine light industrial properties located in three Western states for $190,000,000, including documenting $150,000,000 in related simultaneous mortgage financing.
Documentation for the establishment of a $140,000,000 separate investment account for real estate assets.
Negotiation, documentation and closing of a $75,000,000 construction loan to a private real estate fund secured by a major regional shopping center.
Negotiation and documentation of co-investment joint venture with sovereign wealth fund for ownership of multi-use project in Los Angeles, California having a value in excess of $300,000,000.
Negotiation of multiple joint venture arrangements for projects in California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico, representing financial and operating participants.
Acquisition and subsequent sale of hotels in California and Florida, with individual prices as high as $180,000,000, as well as representation of sovereign wealth fund in investment in owner of iconic hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Negotiation of numerous retail, industrial, warehouse, and office leases in California, New York, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Negotiation of all loan documents and California enforceability opinions for, and closing, structured limited recourse loans (mortgage loan and multiple mezzanine loan tiers, all closing simultaneously) of over $1.5 billion secured by a portfolio of operating California commercial real estate.
Negotiation and documentation of numerous financeable ground leases (including ground leases of land owned in fee by Native American allottees) and of loans secured by ground leasehold estates.
Representation of extremely high net worth individuals in residential property acquisitions ($45,000,000 plus).
Negotiation, documentation and closing of multiple real estate secured permanent and construction loans on apartment, office and retail projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, and New York City.
Acquisition of retail mall and separate air rights parcel for residential development in Chicago, Illinois for large redevelopment project.
Preparation of a portfolio acquisition agreement for loans and REO assets in multiple states having a value in excess of $500,000,000.
Representation of companies, lenders and investors in corporate financing transactions, including preferred stock and convertible notes.
Advice on California aspects of, and providing California legal opinions for, the purchase and mortgage financing of a 60+ story office tower in Los Angeles.
Numerous reciprocal easement agreements and CCRs for retail and mixed-use projects including retail, office and residential condominiums.
Advice regarding operations and leasing of complex mixed-use projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Charlotte, Austin and Chicago.
Drafting of construction documents with architects and contractors.
Settlement of numerous complex lawsuits with local neighborhood protection groups.
FSPW Presents on Regulation of Real Estate Investment Advisors. Our partner Eric Rubenfeld recently made a presentation to the California Alternative Investments Association (CalALTS) on Federal and California laws that apply to real estate investment advisors. He discussed, among other topics, circumstances that would require registration (or that would exempt someone from having to register) as an investment advisor, some of the consequences that would flow from that registration, and consequences of failure to register when registration is required. A link to the written materials accompanying Eric’s presentation is here.
FSPW Represents Purchaser of Portfolio of Industrial Properties. We represented a private equity fund in its 2020 purchase of a portfolio of nine light industrial properties located in three Western states for $190 million, including documenting and closing $150 million in related simultaneous mortgage financing.
FSPW Represents a Borrower Constructing a Self-Storage Facility. We helped a client document and close a $21.7 million limited recourse construction-to-perm loan for a multi-building, climate controlled, flagged Class-A self-storage facility. Challenges included that construction already was in progress before the loan closed and that all the parties involved were working from home because of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
FSPW Represents Purchaser of Portfolio of Car Wash Facilities: We represented a purchaser acquiring and financing, in 2019 and 2020, a portfolio of automatic car wash facilities located in three Eastern states.
FSPW Represents A Large Multistate Warehouse Tenant: We represented a client in negotiating and documenting the terms of (i) a new lease for a 150,000+sf warehouse in Texas (and related tax abatement agreement with the local municipality), (ii) a modification of its warehouse lease in New Jersey to increase its premises by 75,000+sf, (iii) an extension of the term of its lease for approximately 200,000+sf of warehouse premises in Illinois, with the lessor providing a variety of negotiated concessions, and (iv) a new lease for 210,000+sf of warehouse premises in California with the lessor providing various negotiated concessions.
FSPW Represents Purchaser of Central California Farmland: We represented a client, a major producer, bottler and distributor of olive and other oils, in connection with its purchases, through affiliated LLCs, of approximately 2,000 acres of farmland in Kern, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Our client is and will be using that land as olive tree orchards, for the harvesting of olives from those orchards, and for the production, bottling and distribution of premier quality extra virgin olive oil.
FSPW Relocates Main Office and Adds New Offices: FSPW’s main office in Downtown Los Angeles has relocated to 300 S. Grand Avenue, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071. In addition, FSPW now has offices in West Los Angeles and Westlake Village, California, and also in Pennsylvania and New York. Please visit our Contacts Page for more information.
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Fragner Seifert Pace & Winograd, LLP
Downtown Los Angeles
300 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Fragner, Matthew C.
West Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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