Thompson Hine Adds Experienced Real Estate Partner in New York

Date: January 05, 2016

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan A. Olick, who practices in the areas of real estate and structured finance and public-private partnership finance, has joined its New York office as a partner in the Real Estate practice. He previously was a partner at Duane Morris LLP.

Olick’s practice focuses on credit-lease construction and permanent financing of U.S. federal, state and local government leased properties and properties leased to educational institutions, hospitals and commercial tenants. He also is active in the domestic and international public-private partnership market, representing senior lenders and investors in projects supported by governmental credit enhancement. His clients include investment banks, placement agents, insurance company investment divisions and other financial institutions. Olick also represents underwriters, lenders, developers and borrowers in a wide variety of structured finance transactions, including credit-tenant, synthetic-lease and sale/leaseback transactions. He regularly represents private lenders and investors, including insurance companies and pension funds, in credit-lease and general corporate debt transactions.

“Jonathan’s background and experience increases the depth of our practice in New York and further enhances the firm’s national real estate bench and our public-private partnership practice,” said Todd E. Mason, partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office. “With the increase in public sector transactions, the need for sophisticated real estate counsel in this area has intensified. His substantial experience will greatly benefit our clients.”

In the last three years, Olick has completed more than 30 construction and permanent first mortgage and mezzanine loan financings involving U.S. government facilities, including more than 20 VA health care facilities, with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion, and he is currently working on several high-profile projects with governmental support in the Caribbean.

“I am very excited to join a firm with a growing New York presence, a strong national real estate practice representing clients in all levels of the capital stack, and national recognition for innovation in service delivery,” said Olick. “My clients will derive significant benefits from the resources available in the firm’s robust real estate, finance, construction and government contracting practices, including the firm’s Project Management Consultants subsidiary and its ability to provide clients with construction administration services.”