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Tatiana A. Shestova

Special Counsel

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Tatiana A. Shestova has over 15 years of experience as transactional attorney with focus on commercial real estate and corporate transactions. Prior to joining our firm, in her role as general counsel at a real estate development firm, Tatiana has represented the company and investors in acquisitions, financing, environmental remediation, construction, development, and leasing of commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, including shopping malls, mixed-use condominiums, big box retail stores, and numerous construction projects.

In addition to handling real estate matters, Tatiana has concentrated on corporate transactions, from internal corporate structure and governance to joint venture agreements with major Fortune 500 companies.

Tatiana routinely handled sophisticated transactional real estate matters focused on leasing, mortgage and mezzanine financings, acquisitions and sales transaction for developers, lenders, and borrowers.

As part of our firm, Tatiana represents owners and developers in interim, permanent, construction, mortgage, and mezzanine loan financing, as well as acquisitions, sales and commercial leasing. This work encompasses commercial real estate assets, such as office and retail facilities, condominiums, and mixed-use developments.

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS

250 East 49th Street, New York, New York 10017
Representing development company in lot assemblage; purchase and sale agreements and closings; negotiating loan documents and closings for acquisition, project, construction, and mezzanine loans from Lehman Brothers in the amount of approximately $110 million; joint venture agreement between Lehman Brothers and development company; drafting and implementing internal corporate documents among investors; negotiating construction related agreements throughout the construction project; negotiating air rights purchase agreement; overseeing 421A benefits implementation; drafting and filing offering plan for the condominium; conducting sponsor closings; negotiating leases with TD Bank, Urgent Care, World Vision (charitable organization), and medical office

315 East 46th Street, New York, New York 10017
Representing development company in negotiating purchase and sale agreement, loan documents and closings for acquisition, project, construction, and mezzanine loans from Lehman Brothers in the amount of approximately $80 million; joint venture agreement between Lehman Brothers and development company; drafting and filing offering plan

1752 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11214
Representing development company in joint venture with Thor Equities in purchase and sale of development site for BJ’s Wholesale location

2300 Cropsey Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214
Representing development company in lot assemblage; negotiating purchase and sale agreement, loan documents and closings for acquisition, project, construction, and mezzanine loans from Lehman Brothers in the amount of approximately $75 million; joint venture agreement between Lehman Brothers and development company; drafting and implementing internal corporate documents among investors; negotiating construction related agreements; overseeing implementation of J-51 tax benefits, zoning modifications, and easement agreements

Mixed use new construction condominium projects: representing sponsors in acquisition and construction financing closings, drafting and filing offering plans, conducting sponsor closings and/or conversions to rental properties; commercial leases with Chase Bank, Dor’L’Dor, medical offices, among other tenants:

6501 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 112204
802 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
2523 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229
4102 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219

Portfolio of 88 gas station sites comprising NYS portfolio: responsible for real estate aspects of the purchase and sale transaction between Motiva Enterprises (Shell) and purchasing entity comprised of several investors, including financing, title issues, and several operating agreements.

272-280 Main Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851
Representing development company in acquisition and environmental remediation of a significant redevelopment site in Norwalk, CT; liaison on behalf of the company with local zoning; successful in enrolling the property as the first property under then newly enacted Abandoned Brownfield Cleanup Program Act with CT DEEP; lead attorney in negotiating the lease with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Shopping Centers: representing purchasers in acquisitions, financing, and leasing matters

222 – 268 Post Road, Fairfield, Connecticut
877 West Putnam Avenue, Westport, Connecticut
Dade Plaza North, Miami, FL
Secaucus Outlet Center, Secaucus, NJ

Income producing mixed use properties:

2500 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY – joint venture, new construction, lease agreement with Washington Mutual Bank and subsequent leasing amendments to reflect merger with Chase Bank; lease modifications; easement agreements

1805 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL – acquisition and financing of mixed use property as bulk purchase of numerous vacant condominium units, redeveloping and leasing the property, and selling as income producing individual condominium units

12 Havemeyer Place, Greenwich, CT – acquisition, financing, redeveloping and leasing of a stand alone building right off Greenwich Avenue; several office leases with hedge funds and financial services companies; art gallery

177 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich CT - acquisition, financing, redevelopment and leasing of a stand alone building

Lender representation:

Point person and primary attorney responsible for the closing of numerous mortgage loans made by a foreign based lender; participation agreements, loan modification agreements, discounted pay off agreements

REPRESENTATIVE LEASING TRANSACTIONS (LANDLORD REPRESENTATION)

Retail tenants:
BJ’s Wholesale Club – several locations in New York and Connecticut; Design Within Reach, Inc.; Starbucks Corp.; Escada SE; Avis/Budget Rent a Car

Banks:
TD Bank, N.A.; Bank of Smithtown, N.A.; J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Washington Mutual); Bank of America, N.A.

Foreign government:
Jail and government offices in St Maarten as joint venture with W. P. Carey Inc.; Bermuda based insurance company leasing/approval matters in collaboration with local counsel and Willis Towers Watson

Vacation club - Quintess Collection, LLC

Art galleries – Opera Gallery, Weber Gallery

Entertainment/licensing – Paramount Group, Mohegan Sun Casino, Foxwoods Casino (development of a virtual reality entertainment center)

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