Emily Cantrell is Senior Counsel in Chapman's Banking and Financial Services Department and Real Estate Group where she focuses her practice on commercial lending and real estate financing matters. Emily represents financial institutions and developers/sponsors in connection with structuring, negotiating and closing construction loans, renovation loans, and acquisition loan facilities (both syndicated and non-syndicated transactions) for large multifamily, office and industrial development projects and operating properties. 

She also represents financial institutions in connection with asset-based lending (revolving credit and term loan facilities), as well as second-lien financings, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments.

Additionally, Emily advises owners and operators of real estate in connection with acquisition and development joint ventures, real estate syndications, and the formation and offering of closed-end private real estate funds.

Prior to entering private practice, Emily served as a senior consultant with Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office, where she advised financial institutions on a range of regulatory compliance issues pertaining to the Dodd-Frank Act.


North Carolina



Wake Forest University, M.B.A., 2013

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2011

Emory University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005


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