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Scott Levine is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice. He focuses on both commercial real estate finance and development. Mr. Levine represents a diverse group of clients, including institutional bank and fund lenders, property owners and operators and institutional investors.

Mr. Levine advises on many aspects of real estate transactions, including regularly representing a variety of lenders in mortgage and mezzanine originations, workouts and restructurings.  He also advises on the acquisition, financing, holding and disposition of lodging and hospitality properties, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use projects and undeveloped land throughout the United States.

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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

B.A., Cornell University, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

News

In the News · Source: Real Estate Weekly and The Deal

July 5, 2019
Real Estate Weekly and The Deal highlight the recent hires of Scott Levine and Christine O'Connell

In the News · Source: New York Law Journal, Financial Times, IPE Real Assets, Bloomberg Big Law Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Reuters and Bloomberg Law

June 28, 2019
Real Estate partners Scott Levine and Christine O'Connell join the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in New York

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Matters

Major financial institution in connection with a $300 million syndicated construction loan to finance the construction of The Hub, a 52-story mixed-use rental building located in Brooklyn, New York with an affordable housing component. In addition to the construction loan, the project was financed with a preferred equity investment. An institutional fund provided a refinancing vehicle through an equity takeout arrangement.

Joint venture in connection with the acquisition through a Section 363 bankruptcy sale of eight hotels branded or to be branded with a national hotel chain in several states, along with related financing arrangements.

Institutional foreign national pension plan in connection with a $500 million construction loan for multiple condominium components of a mixed-use property in Bellevue, Washington, with each component severing into a separate, stand-alone, term loan.

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Major financial institution in connection with a $300 million syndicated construction loan to finance the construction of The Hub, a 52-story mixed-use rental building located in Brooklyn, New York with an affordable housing component. In addition to the construction loan, the project was financed with a preferred equity investment. An institutional fund provided a refinancing vehicle through an equity takeout arrangement.

Joint venture in connection with the acquisition through a Section 363 bankruptcy sale of eight hotels branded or to be branded with a national hotel chain in several states, along with related financing arrangements.

Institutional foreign national pension plan in connection with a $500 million construction loan for multiple condominium components of a mixed-use property in Bellevue, Washington, with each component severing into a separate, stand-alone, term loan.

Hedge fund in connection with several note-on-note financings that converted to REO mortgage loans upon the underlying borrower foreclosing on the underlying defaulted loan.

Institutional bank lender and a debt fund in connection with the restructuring of a defaulted mortgage loan for a high profile hotel in Manhattan.

Joint venture in connection with the bifurcation of a fee interest into a fee and leasehold interest and the leasehold financing of three hotels in Manhattan.

Life insurance company as agent in connection with the restructuring of a loan secured by 31 office properties in Southern California.

News

In the News · Source: Real Estate Weekly and The Deal

July 5, 2019
Real Estate Weekly and The Deal highlight the recent hires of Scott Levine and Christine O'Connell

In the News · Source: New York Law Journal, Financial Times, IPE Real Assets, Bloomberg Big Law Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Reuters and Bloomberg Law

June 28, 2019
Real Estate partners Scott Levine and Christine O'Connell join the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in New York

View all

Matters

Major financial institution in connection with a $300 million syndicated construction loan to finance the construction of The Hub, a 52-story mixed-use rental building located in Brooklyn, New York with an affordable housing component. In addition to the construction loan, the project was financed with a preferred equity investment. An institutional fund provided a refinancing vehicle through an equity takeout arrangement.

Joint venture in connection with the acquisition through a Section 363 bankruptcy sale of eight hotels branded or to be branded with a national hotel chain in several states, along with related financing arrangements.

Institutional foreign national pension plan in connection with a $500 million construction loan for multiple condominium components of a mixed-use property in Bellevue, Washington, with each component severing into a separate, stand-alone, term loan.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Major financial institution in connection with a $300 million syndicated construction loan to finance the construction of The Hub, a 52-story mixed-use rental building located in Brooklyn, New York with an affordable housing component. In addition to the construction loan, the project was financed with a preferred equity investment. An institutional fund provided a refinancing vehicle through an equity takeout arrangement.

Joint venture in connection with the acquisition through a Section 363 bankruptcy sale of eight hotels branded or to be branded with a national hotel chain in several states, along with related financing arrangements.

Institutional foreign national pension plan in connection with a $500 million construction loan for multiple condominium components of a mixed-use property in Bellevue, Washington, with each component severing into a separate, stand-alone, term loan.

Hedge fund in connection with several note-on-note financings that converted to REO mortgage loans upon the underlying borrower foreclosing on the underlying defaulted loan.

Institutional bank lender and a debt fund in connection with the restructuring of a defaulted mortgage loan for a high profile hotel in Manhattan.

Joint venture in connection with the bifurcation of a fee interest into a fee and leasehold interest and the leasehold financing of three hotels in Manhattan.

Life insurance company as agent in connection with the restructuring of a loan secured by 31 office properties in Southern California.

News

In the News · Source: Real Estate Weekly and The Deal

July 5, 2019
Real Estate Weekly and The Deal highlight the recent hires of Scott Levine and Christine O'Connell

In the News · Source: New York Law Journal, Financial Times, IPE Real Assets, Bloomberg Big Law Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Reuters and Bloomberg Law

June 28, 2019
Real Estate partners Scott Levine and Christine O'Connell join the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in New York

View all

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

B.A., Cornell University, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

New York