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Edward S. Hershfield focuses his practice on representing clients throughout the United States in all aspects of complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, financings, restructurings, zoning and land use matters, development and permitting processes, workouts, and dispositions. His clients include institutions, national real estate developers, private equity funds, hedge funds, foreign investors, pension fund advisors, publicly traded corporations, national banks, and other lenders.

Ed is regularly involved in all facets of structuring real estate acquisitions, developments, financings and dispositions, including working with clients to create development entities, analyze potential sites and projects, and obtain traditional and innovative financing, including preferred equity and mezzanine loans. He also works with owners and lenders to develop and implement financing workouts and restructures of real estate loans. He has been involved in creating numerous “shared appreciation” restructurings where lenders and other creditors obtained equity interests and additional payments based on future property performance and sales value. His experience includes working with owners, private equity funds, hedge funds, and other investors in identifying value in real estate assets, developing strategies to give his clients competitive advantages, and acquiring assets or loans to enable his clients to take full advantage of opportunities.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided a case this week clarifying the limitation on a municipality’s ability to regulate wetlands and waterway construction more stringently than would the Department
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