Fred Klein helps real estate and finance clients solve problems, structure and close complex real estate transactions and manage risk.

Fred represents offshore, local and national developers and investors, and construction and permanent lenders (including life insurers) on transactions, development projects, and real estate finance.

His clients include owners, operators and developers of office, multifamily, retail, hotels, manufactured housing and student housing in major markets and in more than 25 states. Fred has advised numerous clients on the purchase and sale of distressed debt, and has extensive experience representing borrowers and lenders on loan workouts and disputes. He has also recently assisted several clients in connection with the restructuring of ground leases, and has drafted and negotiated numerous ground leases during the past 30 years. Some of these clients are families that have owned income producing property for several
generations, and in those cases, Fred helped either to restructure or reposition the assets, or advise on sales strategies.

Fred has represented:

  • Borrowers and lenders in workouts and restructurings involving complex loan structures
  • Purchasers and sellers of distressed debt
  • Landowners, developers and lenders in ground lease and air rights transactions (including ground lease disputes and restructurings), in the District of Columbia and elsewhere
  • German, Dutch, Italian, Swiss and Japanese investors in both debt and equity transactions