Amanda D. Gossai

Associate

Overview

Amanda focuses her practice on real estate finance and represents various lenders, private equity firms, hedge funds, developers, investors, loan servicers, and operators in transactions involving loan origination, financing, securitization and loan servicing.  She also advises owners and developers in connection with their acquisition, development, financing, operation, and disposition of real estate projects.  Amanda has experience representing some of the largest institutional investors in connection with their investment in real estate projects and companies, including structuring highly complex structured real estate financing transactions.

Amanda's previous experience includes representing lenders in large loan originations, mezzanine financing and CMBS securitization, as well as litigation experience at a large New York law firm in the areas of securities class actions and corporate litigation.  She also has prior experience working as a trader on the NYSE for a proprietary trading firm and as an associate at a large investment bank.

Her commitment to the legal community extends to providing pro bono legal services.  Among others, Amanda has represented a client facing the death penalty in a case that was ultimately heard by the United States Supreme Court. She has also represented a minor who was expelled from kindergarten which resulted in the passage of AB 420 in California.  Amanda is also active in the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Mock Trial Program, in which she has volunteered as a coach to a San Francisco high school mock trial team since 2012.

Representative
Matters

Represented client in co-lender negotiations regarding a loan secured by the Saks Fifth Avenue store on 5th Avenue in New York City

Represented master servicer of mortgage loans sub-secured by various hotels in connection with an initial public offering valued at over $2 billion dollars

Represented lender in connection with the re-financing of the Mall of America

Represented private equity fund in the formation of a joint venture to acquire interests in retail property located in Beverly Hills, California

Represented lender in connection with the origination and disposition of mortgage and mezzanine loans in the aggregate amount of over $2 billion dollars

Represented lender in $900 million mortgage loan secured by a New York office building

Represented lender in connection with multi-billion dollar financing package secured by 63 properties across the United States

Represented lender in connection with $200 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of office buildings, retail, a fitness center and a hotel located in Silicon Valley, California

Represented lender in connection with the financing and pooled securitization of a $210 million loan secured by a retail complex in Los Angeles, California

Represented borrower in connection with a $130 million mortgage loan secured by a portfolio of hotel properties located across the United States, of which $100 million was funded at closing to refinance the existing senior mortgage debt outstanding

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Represented master servicer of a $1.8 billion dollar securitization secured by a portfolio of commercial real estate

Represented master servicers in various loan assumption and equity transfer transactions

Awards &
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
  • 100 Women in Hedge Funds

PRACTICE AREAS

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
  • J.D. and LL.B., University of Windsor Faculty of Law, magna cum laude
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Economics), University of Toronto