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Partner - Rebecca B. Brown

Rebecca B. Brown

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Rebecca Brown represents both lenders and borrowers in the area of commercial finance, with special emphasis on real estate financing, loan restructuring and workouts.  She has experience with large-scale acquisitions for real estate development projects, including mixed-use residential housing and shopping centers.  In addition, she represents landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leasing, as well as buyers and sellers in connection with their high-end residential transactions, in lower Fairfield County.  Rebecca is also experienced in the field of federal historic tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic structures.

Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca worked as an in-house attorney for a lender in Richmond, Virginia before moving into private practice as a real estate and corporate attorney in Richmond and Greenwich, Connecticut.  She also served as a summer law clerk to The Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams, Administrative Judge on the General Services Board of Contract Appeals, and spent time with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office of Virginia.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Real Estate (2014-2016)
  • 40 Under 40, Fairfield County Business Journal (2014)
  • New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2013)
  • Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business: Editor-in-Chief (2002-2003)
  • University of Richmond Moot Court Board: Executive Board Member (2001-2003)
  • University of Richmond Board of Trustees, Advancement Committee: Student Representative (2001-2003)
  • Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition: National Representative (2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association: Member, Board of Directors (2015-present); Co-Chair, Real Estate Section (2011-2015); Co-Chair, Business Section (2010-2011); Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Section (2009-2010)
  • Greenwich Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut

Community Involvement

  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk: Board of Trustees

Joint Venture Acquisition of Distressed Assets

Represented a joint venture in all aspects of the acquisition of a $60,000,000+ multi-state loan portfolio of distressed assets from a middle-market lender, including negotiating the purchase and sale agreement, asset management agreement, independent contractor’s agreement and listing agreement; conducting due diligence; drafting all acquisition documents; and providing general counsel with regard to the acquisition of title to those assets through foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure, and the divestiture of those assets to third party bona fide purchasers.

Middle-Market Lender Term Loan

Represented a middle-market lender in the making of a term loan, the proceeds of which were used to acquire and operate a major brand franchise in several locations throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Education

  • University of Richmond, J.D., 2003
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
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