Amanda Eckhoff, a member of the firm’s Finance Group, leads the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Team. She represents institutional and private lenders, as well as borrowers, in connection with a broad range of real estate financing transactions and related matters.
Commercial Real Estate Lending
Ms. Eckhoff’s practice is focused on the representation of banks, other institutional lenders, and developers in the financing of real estate projects, commercial acquisitions, term loans, construction loans, loan participations, and loan workouts. Ms. Eckhoff assists clients with refinancing existing debt. She provides structuring advice at the pre-approval stage, and restructuring advice in connection with working out problem loans. She has represented clients providing loans secured by commercial real estate throughout the United States, such as Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, and Tennessee. She assists clients with their most complicated finance, banking, and commercial real estate legal needs. Ms. Eckhoff’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Team closed over 90 transactions with a value of over $800 million in 2017 alone.
Ms. Eckhoff has extensive market knowledge, and when changes come up that affect her clients’ business interests, she proactively notifies them and discusses all implications. She focuses on client satisfaction, including executing deals quickly and efficiently.
Ms. Eckhoff has represented banks and lenders in connection with loans for the financing of real estate purchases and the construction of real estate developments such as multi-family housing, affordable housing, condominiums, retail projects, office buildings, and storage facilities. She recently represented a lender in a $14.3 million loan transaction for the rehabilitation and construction of a hotel, tennis club, restaurant, and beach club in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and she assisted a lender with a $29 million loan to finance the construction of a two-story retail project in New York.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Ms. Eckhoff is committed to doing pro bono work, and she helps the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) by providing free immigration legal services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts. Her community involvement prompted Robinson+Cole to recognize her with the firm’s Community Service Award. Ms. Eckhoff runs marathons in support of charitable organizations, such as the Boston Living Center, which provides food and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She coordinates the firm’s annual Gift-A-Vet holiday gift-giving program, which benefits veterans involved with the New England Center and Home for Veterans. She also launched a firm volunteer program, where she joins other firm employees in regularly serving lunch to veterans at the center.