Chapman attorneys employ their comprehensive experience structuring commercial transactions to enhance recovery in the event a transaction unravelsChapman’s Litigation Group manages complex commercial mortgage foreclosure and workout matters on a variety of credit facilities involving real estate collateral, including retail centers, large multifamily dwellings, industrial facilities, large-scale housing developments, and high-rise office buildings. Our team advises financial institutions, special asset and distressed property units, and special servicers in the enforcement of loan agreements/guarantees, intercreditor disputes, asset seizure, and other related claims. Our representation includes:

  • Commercial and construction mortgage foreclosures and eviction, from inception through ultimate disposition of the property by the client.
  • Negotiating and documenting forbearance agreements and other workout arrangements in complex, multidimensional commercial loans secured by real estate and other collateral.
  • Restructuring of multimillion-dollar credit facilities secured by real estate, and obtaining multimillion-dollar payoffs or large principal reductions.
  • Interpretation and enforcement of lease terms against tenants.
  • Assisting in and consummating the sale of real estate collateral in whole or in part, and issuing appropriate releases and documenting necessary mortgage and other loan document modifications.
  • Working with municipalities on failed real estate developments in restructuring or re-negotiating, to the client’s advantage, annexation or other agreements that run with the land.
  • Addressing municipal code violations and building court matters.
  • Priority issues and mechanics’ lien claims.
  • Post-judgment collections and fraudulent conveyance litigation.



We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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