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Philip R. Rosenblatt

Co-Chair, Commercial and Real Estate Finance Practice Group / Boston

Overview

Philip R. Rosenblatt is co-chair of Nutter's Commercial and Real Estate Finance group. He has extensive experience in complex finance, syndication and securitization transactions. Phil represents major lending institutions and companies in complex, multi-party financings, agented credit facilities and capital formation transactions. This area of his practice has a significant emphasis on equipment lease transactions and syndications, as well as on low-income housing tax credit and mortgage warehouse and investor bridge lines, asset-based/commercial lending, venture capital and leveraged loans. Phil also represents technology, health care and other entrepreneurial companies through every phase, from initial planning through capital formation, operations and exit.

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Phil’s representative transactions include:

  • Representation of among the largest banks in the United States in a dozen relationships providing agency mortgage, low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and investor bridge warehouse facilities. Aggregate commitments under these facilities are in excess of $1.4 billion
  • Representation of lenders including borrowers representing one-third of the largest Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae licensed mortgage lenders and LIHTC syndicators in the country
  • Representation of five of the largest U.S. banks in a highly contested, multi-year workout and restructuring of $500+ million in loan facilities to a diversified real estate investment/CMBS, multi-family mortgage and LIHTC syndication company, servicing over $10 billion in loans. Lending group successfully exited the relationship with a full pay-out at par
  • Representation of a set of the most active buy-side equipment finance and asset-based lending syndication institutions in hundreds of transactions annually
  • Involved in equipment finance deals with annual aggregate transaction amounts in excess of $1 billion
  • Deep experience with all equipment assets ranging from intellectual property to transportation equipment and everything in between
  • Representation of major U.S. financial institutions in restructuring/working out troubled loans to affordable housing syndicators, mortgage lenders and CMBS servicers and special servicers; aggregate outstanding principal in these circumstances have approached $500 million
  • Representation of major U.S. financial institutions in leveraged loans to publicly traded diversified real estate companies; aggregate principal outstandings under these facilities have approached $1 billion
  • Representation of a number of the largest banks in the country providing warehouse facilities to several of the largest affordable housing syndicators in the United States; aggregate commitments under these facilities have exceeded $500 million
  • Representation of lenders in over 250 fundings per year in multi-family projects, in connection with affordable housing warehouse lines of credit
  • Representation of an equipment leasing company from its initial start-up in 2004 through its present status as one of the 50 largest equipment leasing companies in the country
  • Representation of one of the largest national banks in the United States in mortgage warehouse facilities to Fannie Mae DUS lenders and Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae approved lenders
  • Representation of various financial institutions in asset-based facilities and the workout of asset-based facilities
  • Representation of large financial institutions and regional banks in investor bridge warehouse facilities

Phil served as a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Board of Directors from 2007-2010, and served on its Executive Committee from 2009-2010. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at equipment finance industry and professional gatherings. He is admitted to practice before the Massachusetts courts and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, First Circuit. Phil has served as a mediator for the Middlesex Multi-Door Courthouse and on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Litigation Section.

Chambers and Partners ranked Phil among the leading banking and finance attorneys in the 2008-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and he was selected for The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016.

In leadership positions outside of the firm, Phil serves on the board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and is board chair and president of JOIN For Justice, the Jewish Organizing Institute and Network. He is also a member of the board and president of the Lincoln Station Homeowners Association in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Phil is past president of the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton. He has served as vice president of both the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and as a member of their boards, and also has served on the Board of Directors of The Rashi School and the Loon Alpine Ski Racing Team in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

Experience

Experience

  • MassMutual Asset Finance

    Represented MassMutual Asset Finance in the equipment finance syndications market in acquisition transactions in excess of $1 billion in 2016.

  • Represented one of the largest banks in the United States

    Nutter represented one of the largest banks in the United States in warehouse facilities to a dozen of the largest Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA licensed mortgage lenders and low-income housing tax credit syndicators, with total commitments in excess of $2 billion.

  • Representation of among the largest banks in the U.S. in agency mortgage, low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and investor bridge warehouse facilities

    Representation of among the largest banks in the United States in a dozen relationships providing agency mortgage, low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and investor bridge warehouse facilities. Aggregate commitments under these facilities are in excess of $1.4 billion.

  • Representation of lenders representing one-third of the largest licensed mortgage lenders and LIHTC syndicators in the country

    Representation of lenders including borrowers representing one-third of the largest Fannie Mae DUS, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae licensed mortgage lenders and LIHTC syndicators in the country.

  • Representation of five of the largest U.S. banks in multi-year workout and restructuring of $500+ million in loan facilities

    Representation of five of the largest U.S. banks in a highly contested, multi-year workout and restructuring of $500+ million in loan facilities to a diversified real estate investment/CMBS, multi-family mortgage and LIHTC syndication company, servicing over $10 billion in loans. Lending group successfully exited the relationship with a full pay-out at par.

  • Representation of buy-side equipment finance and asset-based lending syndication institutions

    Representation of a set of the most active buy-side equipment finance and asset-based lending syndication institutions in hundreds of transactions annually.

  • Equipment finance deals

    Involved in equipment finance deals with annual aggregate transaction amounts in excess of $1 billion.

  • Experience with all equipment assets

    Deep experience with all equipment assets ranging from intellectual property to transportation equipment and everything in between.

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Honors

Honors

  • Chambers and Partners, Leading U.S. Banking & Finance Attorney, 2008-2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2018

Education & Admissions

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D.

Union College, B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts

In the Community

An active member of numerous organizations, Phil serves on the board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and recently undertook a leadership role with CJP’s Governance & Nominating Committee, in which he works with fellow committee members and staff to update the organization’s bylaws. Phil has been honored as a "CJP Superstar" in recognition of his tireless work to support the organization.

Noteworthy

Chambers and Partners, Leading U.S. Banking & Finance Attorney, 2008-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2018

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