Law Firm Hires CMBS Specialist

Thompson & Knight LLP has hired Benjamin F.S. Herd as counsel in the firm's real estate and banking practice group in Dallas.

Herd focuses his practice on real estate and banking matters, including the representation of special servicers in relation to defaulted or troubled loan workouts, maturity default resolution, collateral foreclosure, lease negotiation, and the sale of real estate owned property.

In addition, he represents commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) lenders in loan origination, whole-loan sales, syndications, and "b-note" purchases. Herd also assists national and regional banks in complex commercial loan transactions, including ground leases, tenants-in-common, and acquisition and multi-tranche construction financing.

Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, Herd worked for Beal Bank, where he served as vice president of bank acquisition, regulatory compliance and special projects for Beal Service Corp., as well as vice president of primary and secondary markets for CSG Investments.

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