Joseph L.Coleman (Joe)

Partner

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For more than 30 years, Joe Coleman has represented the nation's leading financial institutions in complex real estate secured financings and in the resolution of problem loans. Joe also has extensive experience in structuring, documenting, and closing secured and unsecured lines of credit and multiproperty revolving credit facilities. In addition, he has acted as counsel to both senior and subordinate lenders in mezzanine loans and preferred equity financings.

A primary focus of Joe's practice includes representing lenders in addressing troubled real estate secured loans. He has acted as counsel to lenders in a host of complex workouts, loan restructurings, discounted payoffs, bankruptcies, and foreclosures. His experience extends to the field of public finance, where he has represented developers and the providers of credit enhancement in connection with the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds that have been used to finance apartments, industrial facilities, hospitals, and major infrastructural improvements.

He has represented Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, N.A., and other lenders in financing a variety of commercial properties, including shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, industrial properties, hospitals, and other health care facilities.

Joe is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association and has written and spoken on numerous real estate and bankruptcy-related topics. He also presents seminars and provides other training to our clients on structuring and documenting real property secured loans.

Experience

  • Wells Fargo provides $125 million construction loan secured by property in IllinoisJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with a $125 million construction loan secured by property located in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bank of America amends and restates $450 million credit facilityJones Day advised Bank of America, N.A. in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $450 million credit facility secured by 15 grocery-anchored retail centers in California and Oregon.
  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch provide $1.01 billion credit facility to KBS Real Estate Investment Trust IIIJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a $1.01 billion credit facility provided to KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III ("KBS REIT III"), a non-traded real estate investment trust.
  • Large international financial institution provides $64.9 million financing for construction of apartment project in San Diego, CaliforniaJones Day represented a large international financial institution in connection with a $64.9 million secured financing for the construction of a 30-story high rise apartment project in downtown San Diego, California.
  • Major financial institution provides $444 million secured loan for construction of two 8-story Class A office buildings in Sunnyvale, CaliforniaJones Day represented a major financial institution in connection with a $444 million secured loan for the construction of two 8-story Class A office buildings in Sunnyvale, California.
  • Large international financial institution provides $154 million construction loan for 800-unit luxury apartment complex in Ontario, CaliforniaJones Day represented a large international financial institution in connection with a $154 million construction loan for a 800-unit luxury apartment complex in Ontario, California.
  • Wells Fargo provides $314.4 million term loan facility secured by industrial properties in Texas and GeorgiaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $314.4 million term loan facility secured by industrial properties in Texas and Georgia.
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