Overview

Joseph Brasile provides trusted counsel to parties in complex commercial real estate transactions, in which he represents owners, developers, institutional and private lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants.

Real Estate Financing

Joe has broad real estate financing experience with respect to permanent loans, acquisition loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans, note financings, loan sales and underlying cooperative loans. With regard to distressed assets, Joe handles loan workouts, forbearance agreements, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure agreements, DIP financing and loan restructuring, often collaborating with foreclosure and/or bankruptcy counsel on such matters.

Real Estate Development, Dispositions and Leasing

For owners and developers, Joe has extensively negotiated purchase and sale agreements, ground leases, sale leasebacks, office leases, retail leases, the purchase and sale of air rights, development agreements, bulk condominium sales, management contracts, parking agreements, loan documents, joint venture and partnership agreements, the placement of preferred equity, construction contracts, architect’s agreements, engineering contracts, exclusive leasing agreements and other brokerage agreements.

Joe’s comprehensive experience representing lenders, owners, developers and tenants encompasses all types of asset classes, including office buildings, development projects, hotels, shopping centers, retail spaces, parking garages, mixed-use projects, condominiums, multi-family buildings and industrial properties. Clients benefit from Joe’s keen understanding of the needs and viewpoints of the various parties to these sophisticated transactions, as his varied practice has him regularly negotiating as a lender’s counsel, developer’s counsel, landlord’s counsel or tenant’s counsel, each of which has their own goals, needs and tolerance for risk which are carefully and strategically implemented in close collaboration with clients.

Among his peers, Joe is sought out by colleagues to devise unique solutions to problems, as he quickly absorbs the dynamics at hand to find where common interests may lie and to bridge gaps between parties through novel deal structuring.

Within the firm, Joe also enjoys mentoring associates to enhance their professional development, taking the time to help them hone their craft and best serve the needs of the firm’s clients. He had the benefit of great mentors during his formative years as an attorney and is well aware of the positive impact this has for the individual, the firm and its clients.

Personal Interests

During his free time, Joe enjoys playing tennis and skiing with his family and friends, and spending time outdoors fishing, camping and kayaking.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New York

Education

Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1996)

Fordham University
B.A. (1992)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • New York State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Italy-America Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
  • Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force
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