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Brian Short

Managing Shareholder - Charlotte

704.339.1774 Direct
704.339.1701 Fax

1415 Vantage Park Drive
Suite 450
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
(primary office)
2728 N. Harwood Street
Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.745.5255 Direct
214.745.5390 Fax
(secondary office)

Brian Short is a shareholder in Winstead's Real Estate Finance Practice Group and has been practicing real estate law since 1998.  His practice involves a variety of commercial real estate transactions with extensive experience in real estate finance. Brian has been a part of a team that has closed in excess of 2,000 securitized real estate loans.

Representative Experience

  • Securitized Lending: Representation of national CMBS and other fixed-income lenders on financing transactions generally ranging from $2,000,000 to $130,000,000, and typically involving many sophisticated issues surrounding the capital markets industry, including cash management arrangements, ground leases, interim and mezzanine financing, defeasance, syndicate tenant-in-common arrangements and cross-collateralized/cross-defaulted, A/B Note and portfolio loan structures
  • Servicing: Representation of national insurance companies, fixed-income lenders and third party servicers on servicing matters including consents, assumptions, partial releases, transfer of servicing, workouts, forbearance arrangements, foreclosures and related litigation
  • Loan Acquisitions: Representation of clients in acquisition of performing CMBS and portfolio loans and distressed debt secured by commercial and multifamily real estate assets
  • Construction Lending: Representation of national and regional lenders on construction loan transactions
  • Acquisition and Disposition: Representation of clients in the sale and purchase of commercial real estate including restaurants, multifamily projects and raw land
  • Distressed Assets: Representation of (i) national and local investors in acquisition of REO properties and performing and non-performing loans, including loans with syndicated tenant in common ownership and subsequent loan modifications, workouts and foreclosures; and (ii) borrowers in negotiation of a workout with lenders on underperforming assets