Krystyna Blakeslee

Krystyna Blakeslee

Dechert LLP

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2014 CREFC High Yield Distressed Debt Summit

Earlier this month, I and a few of my colleagues here at Dechert attended CREFC’s 2014 High Yield Distressed Realty Assets Summit. The general sentiment of optimism and exuberance for 2014 felt in Miami was not as palpable at...more

3/31/2014 - Debt Distressed Asset Stabilization Program

What's in a Name?: A Private Sale by a Receiver May Amount to a Foreclosure Sale under Nevada State Law

If the Nevada Supreme Court affirms a lower court’s ruling that a private sale of real property by a receiver constitutes a foreclosure sale, the lending industry (e.g., lenders, special servicers and maybe borrowers) will...more

8/2/2013 - Foreclosure Lenders Real Estate Market Receivership Sales

Brief Summary of Key UCC Article 9 Amendments Effective July 1, 2013

Typically, from deal to deal, I don’t (and can’t imagine many of my colleagues do) get too worked up about Article 9 of the UCC…I know what it says, I know what to do, especially when it comes to creating and perfecting...more

7/15/2013 - Article 9 Debtors Filing Requirements New Legislation Perfected Security Interest UCC

Dechert's OnPoint: Underwater Mortgages Deserve More than Eminent Domain

Mortgage Resolution Partners (“MRP”), a San Francisco-based venture-capital firm, continues to actively market its proposal to assist homeowners with underwater performing mortgage loans held in private label securitization...more

6/10/2013 - Eminent Investors Mortgages Underwater Homeowners Venture Capital

Ace in the Hole: NY Court Gives Hotel Owner New Way to Oust Hotel Manager and (Re)Claim Management of the Property

A recent decision of the New York state appellate court has given hotel owners a new way to override contract provisions in long-term property management agreements and oust hotel managers from managing the property. In...more

4/25/2013 - Hotel Management Agreements Hotels Notice of Default Ouster

No Marriage for Mortgage Resolution Partners Yet (But Proposal Still Being Considered)

Last summer, we at Crunched Credit wrote (here, here and here) about Mortgage Resolution Partner’s (“MRP”), a San Francisco-based venture-capital firm, proposal whereby underwater performing residential mortgage loans held in...more

4/8/2013 - Eminent Domain Investors Mortgages Municipalities Underwater Homeowners Venture Capital

Left Out in the Cold: New Jersey Court Holds Condemning Authority Not Required to Negotiate with Lenders in Eminent Domain...

Early last month, in Borough of Merchantville v. Malik & Son, LLC, 429 N.J. Super. 416 (App. Div. 2013), the New Jersey appellate court held that a condemning authority, under the State’s eminent domain law, was not required...more

3/5/2013 - Condemnation Eminent Domain Fifth Amendment Foreclosure Just Compensation Mortgages Negotiations

When Lenders are the Losers in Bankruptcy Court...Well, Not so Fast

Last October, I wrote about a scheme employed, in three separate bankruptcy cases, by debtors seeking to evade the absolute priority rule in order to keep the real property owned by the debtor in the hands of the ‘family’ at...more

3/1/2013 - Absolute Priority Rule Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Debtor-Creditor Debtors In re Castleton Plaza Lenders Single-Asset Debtor

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