Melissa C. Hinkle

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Melissa C. Hinkle

Melissa C. Hinkle

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Biography

Melissa Hinkle has experience with many types of commercial lending and other finance transactions, with an emphasis on representing investment and national banks and other lenders in the origination and securitization of commercial mortgage loans. She handles complex financings and is actively engaged in the sale of commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans in the secondary market. Her expertise includes mortgage lending, mezzanine finance, co-lending and participation arrangements, loan workouts and restructurings with a focus on complex real estate finance for the capital markets.

Melissa received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of South Florida. She co-authored the article “Use of Mezzanine Debt in Commercial Mortgage Loans,” which was published in the New York Law Journal on September 20, 2004. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Experience



* Representing national investment bank for the origination and securitization of mortgage and mezzanine loans of $630 million secured by 80 retail properties.
* Representing co-lenders in $1.8 billion financing for the acquisition of over 600 hotel properties from a bankruptcy estate.
* Represented a national investment bank in a $650 million financing secured by a 55 property retail portfolio during the fourth quarter of 2009, which was one of the first single-borrower securitizations following the credit crisis.
* $22 billion financing in connection with the acquisition of Hilton Hotels Corp. (named Deal of the Year for 2008 by the publication Real Estate Finance & Investments), as restructured during the first quarter of 2010.
* $1.3 billion financing in connection with the acquisition of five Chicago office buildings that were a part of the original EOP portfolio.
* A $54 million refinancing and securitization of three resort hotels in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Ixtapa, Mexico.
* Represented originating lenders in structuring, documenting and sales of eleven tranches of mezzanine debt totaling $1.4 billion in connection with the acquisition financing of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village.
* $1.985 billion of refinancing secured by 13 resort hotels, including the sale of $685 million of mezzanine whole loans and participations.
* Represented international investment bank in providing the acquisition financing for two New York City office buildings secured by cross-defaulted mortgage and mezzanine loans totaling $272 million.
* Representation of group of lenders in the origination, securitization and secondary market sales of $1.5 billion mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by portfolio of 39 hotel properties.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1995

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.A., summa cum laude
Class of 1992

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.

Career History
Partner
Current

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, they have long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.

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Member, Management Committee
Prior

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, they have long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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