Owen has over 15 years of experience as a transactional real estate attorney representing lenders, borrowers, buyers, sellers, developer partners, equity partners, governmental agencies, tenants, and landlords, with respect to all types of properties.
Understanding A Transaction From Every Perspective
The breadth of Owen's experience allows him to work on virtually all aspects of very complicated transactions, from due diligence to drafting and negotiating the primary documents at all stages of a real estate project and to understand the differences between, and the unique aspects of, raw land, office complexes and buildings, mixed-use projects, storage, hotels and restaurants, redevelopment projects, single- family residential developments, multi-family housing (both affordable and market), houses for rent, shopping centers, industrial, and warehouse and distribution centers.
Having represented lenders as diverse as life insurance companies and national banking associations to private equity and municipalities, Owen has particular expertise in finance transactions secured by real property, documenting land, construction, affordable housing, off-balance sheet, bridge, and permanent loans as well as lines of credit, both at origination and for modifications. Over the course of his legal career, Owen has also worked on mezzanine loans and subscription lines of credit secured by ownership interests in entities that primarily own real property.
Purchase And Sale
Owen has worked on numerous purchase and sale and joint venture transactions, as well as having significant experience coordinating with local counsel on large, multi-state portfolio transactions for everything from reviewing title to issuing opinions. Owen also often acts as local counsel on similar transactions because of his regular contact with out of state firms.
Owen is a member of Cox, Castle & Nicholson's opinion committee, coordinating the drafting and updating of the firm's numerous opinion forms and inserts. As a result, Owen is regularly involved in reviewing loan and entity documents for opinion purposes and then preparing and negotiating opinions.