Rachel S. Brown, P.C. - Partner

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Rachel S. Brown, P.C.

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Chicago
Phone: +1 312-862-5275
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

Rachel Brown is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on finance, venture formation, acquisitions and dispositions, and development. She advises borrowers and lenders in all types of real estate based financing transactions including first mortgage loans, construction loans, mezzanine financings, credit facilities, subscription facilities and other structured financings. Rachel also represents clients on workouts, loan sales, mortgage and mezzanine foreclosures, and participations. She advises real estate developers in acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets as well as equity and operating partners in real estate joint venture transactions. Rachel was recognized in the 2011–2018 editions of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which noted that clients are impressed "with her 'great knowledge, responsiveness and commercial understanding'" as well as her "extraordinary" management skills. She was also recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Real Estate law in 2013, 2015 and 2018, which cited that she is "scrupulously thorough," and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2018–2019.


Representative Matters

  • Represented borrower in $1.15 billion term loan and revolving credit facility.

  • Represented borrower in $1.4 billion first mortgage financing of shopping mall in Hawaii.

  • Represented borrower in $950 million mortgage, mezzanine and EB-5 financing for development project tin New York City.

  • Represented lender in origination of $150 million mortgage and mezzanine loan secured by equity in ground up Times Square development and real property in Midwest portfolio, and restructuring of loan in to preferred equity, subordinate mezzanine debt and A-Note and B-Note in mortgage loan.

  • Represented borrower in $675 million mortgage financing secured by Manhattan office property; structured as a single asset securitization.

  • Represented borrower in $483 million secured corporate credit facility.

  • Represented borrower in $425 million mortgage financing.

  • Represented borrower in $375 million mortgage financing of Manhattan Hotel.

  • Represented lender in origination and syndication of $375 million secured term loan to west coast based health club company.

  • Represented borrower in $213 million mortgage financing of luxury resort.

  • Represented borrower in $158 million first mortgage and mezzanine financing secured by a portfolio of residential condominium units located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Represented borrower in $120 million mortgage financing secured by luxury hotel in Miami, Florida.

  • Represented lender in origination of mezzanine loan secured by interests in a Burbank, California office building.

  • Represented lender in origination of mezzanine loan secured by office building in Chicago.

  • Represented distressed debt fund in numerous loan and REO acquisitions, and associated workouts, financings and joint venture formations.

  • Represent borrowers in subscription line financings, borrowing base facilities, repurchase facilities and other secured and unsecured lines of credit.

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