Katherine A. Burroughs

Partner at Dechert LLP

Katherine A. Burroughs

Katherine A. Burroughs

Partner at Dechert LLP

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Katherine A. Burroughs is a partner in Dechert's global finance group and the financial restructuring group. Her practice is focused in the commercial real estate capital markets, and her recent matters include representation of subordinate investors, CRE lenders, and loan special servicers in CMBS, CDO and high yield real estate transactions, including subordinate, bond acquisition, pooling and servicing agreement and other securitization document negotiation and analysis, bankruptcy structuring issues, loan acquisition and restructuring, and workout, bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. Ms. Burroughs was recognized as a leading lawyer for real estate law in of The Best Lawyers in America, honored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Ms. Burroughs is an avid writer and has received an award from the American Bankruptcy Institute as a top articles contributor. She co-authored the “Complex Loan Structures" and "Issues Arising in Connection with the Foreclosure or Other Enforcement of the Securitized Loan" chapters in the Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securitization Litigation Handbook, as well as a chapter on European CMBS servicing in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securitisation: Developments in the European Market. Other articles include, “A Look at Courts’ View of Intercreditor Rights” (Bloomberg); “Forbearance Agreements” (New York Law Journal); “Treatment of Mortgage Loan Repurchase Agreements in Bankruptcy” (Dechert Restructuring and Reorganization Report). and “Recent Bankruptcy Cases Impacting Commercial Real Estate Financing and Securitization” (Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law). Ms Burroughs also speaks regularly on issues of interest to the CRE industry, including on panels at national and regional conferences sponsored by CREFC, MBA, IMN, ICSC and ABA, as well as Dechert and client hosted presentations. Her recent presentations include “Dodd-Frank Update: Overview of CMBS Final Risk Retention Rules”; “CMBS 2.1 For the Special Servicer”; “A/B Loan Modifications”; and “Issues in Companion Loan Structures".

In addition, Ms. Burroughs is active in Dechert’s diversity efforts, serving as past co-chair of the firm-wide Diversity Committee and founding partner of the LGBT Affinity Group. Due in part to the success of this group, Dechert has been recognized as a 2016 Diversity Leader by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a 2015 NYLJ Diversity Initiative Honoree as well as a Top Company for LGBT Equality in 2013.

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J.D., Order of the Coif
Class of 1988
B.S.
Class of 1985

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the United States national association representing all facets of the real estate finance industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA represents over 2,200 member companies. MBA’s membership base includes all sectors of the real estate finance industry including originators, servicers, underwriters, compliance personnel and information technology professionals representing mortgage companies in the residential, commercial and multi-family arenas. During the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, the MBA's membership fell from 3,000 to 2,500. Its current membership is 2,200.

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The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) is the trade association for the $3.2 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. More than 250 companies and 5,500 individuals are members of CREFC. Member firms include balance sheet and securitized lenders, loan and bond investors, private equity firms, servicers and rating agencies, among others.

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American College of Real Estate Lawyers is the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. Admission is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process. ACREL's distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

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Dechert Paris, part of Coudert Brothers LLP, is a French company located in Paris. The firm provides legal services. It was acquired by Coudert Frères, now a subsidiary of Coudert Brothers LLP from Dechert LLP on 21 Sep 05.

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