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  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1998; Certificate of Merit in Oral Argument
  • Princeton University, B.A. in Politics, 1992, cum laude; Member and Recruitment Chair, Honor Committee
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  • Arizona, 2001
  • Florida, 2003
  • Missouri, 1998
  • North Carolina, 2008
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Christopher Hinsley
Partner
Miami Center, Suite 2600
201 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131-4341
305.679.5748 tel
305.679.5710 fax

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Christopher Hinsley is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  He has extensive experience representing institutional lenders, real estate investment firms, corporations, developers, lessors, and high net worth individuals in a wide range of commercial and residential real estate, finance and restructuring/distressed asset transactions throughout Florida, the Gulf South, and internationally.  Mr. Hinsley works in the firm’s Miami office.

Mr. Hinsley's practice includes coordinating, negotiating, and closing a wide variety of commercial financings and transactions, as well as resolution of complex title and land use problems.  He works with all types of real estate and real estate-related collateral located both within and without the State of Florida, including unimproved and agricultural lands, residential properties, condominiums, multi-family apartments, assisted living facilities, marinas, submerged lands, mixed-use facilities, shopping centers, offices, industrial buildings, power plants, foreign properties and non-real estate corporate assets.

With respect to the restructuring and management of distressed assets, Mr. Hinsley assists clients with the negotiation and implementation of forbearance arrangements and similar foreclosure-related restructurings, stipulated settlements, sales of loan assets, REO property sales, deed in lieu transactions, loan modifications, bankruptcy-related workouts, lease negotiations and other credit modification and property management activities.  

In addition, Mr. Hinsley represents clients, as lead counsel, in connection with real estate financings and acquisitions, including multifamily lending, condominium finance, ground leasehold transactions, construction loans and development projects, residential lending, loan participations, multi-jurisdictional and foreign transactions, and mezzanine finance. He has significant experience in commercial leasing arrangements, service, management, and construction contracts, corporate filings and agreements, local counsel opinions, zoning and entitlement issues and purchase and sale negotiations.

Mr. Hinsley received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998 and graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1992.  He previously worked with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP as a senior associate in that firm's Global Finance practice.

Noteworthy

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Matters

    • Represent institutional investor with new mortgage loan financing secured by multi-family property.
    • Represent national power company affiliate as Florida local counsel in connection with commodity swap transaction secured by Florida industrial property.
    • Represent regional lender in bankruptcy-related settlement and deed in lieu disposition of loan facilities on properties located in multiple U.S. jurisdictions and the Bahamas.
    • Represent various clients in connection with sales of Florida loan facilities.
    • Represent regional lender with re-assembling entirety of foreclosed, fractured multifamily asset, establishment of omitted homeowner covenants and the transfer of related association control.
    • Represent business owner in connection with sale of all assets.
    • Represent community bank in stipulation to agreed foreclosure of shopping center, and with related leasing and property management.
    • Represent real estate developer with Florida real property transfers and opinions of title.
    • Represent national bank in reaffirming and insuring leasehold title to foreclosed office property.
    • Represent lender with multi-facility real estate and inventory-secured loan to manufacturer, involving amendment to existing line, a new equipment line of credit, purchases of indebtedness, and additional mortgage loans.
    • Represent regional lending institution in connection with workout/modification of line of credit facility in order to provide North Carolina real property security.
    • Represent national company in connection with acquisition, permitting and development of industrial property.
    • Represent national institutional lender in modification of mortgage loan secured by assisted living facilities located in Florida.
    • Represent out of state investors in connection with sale of Florida real property and assignment of loan obligations.
    • Represent regional institutional lender in connection with post-levy registration and confirmation of ownership rights to airplane collateral.
    • Represent various domestic and foreign high-net-worth individuals in refinancing, purchase, and sale of condominium properties, including financing and purchase of ultra-luxury units.
    • Represent landlords in connection with the drafting and negotiation of tenant and bank branch leases.

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Publications

  • "Law School Reform"
    ABA Journal, Opinion, Fall 1998

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona (inactive)
  • The Florida Bar
  • The Missouri Bar (inactive)
  • The North Carolina State Bar