Michael Gibson represents companies, developers and investors in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and financing matters. He also has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in both traditional and non-traditional lending transactions, including unique knowledge in advising on commercial real estate transactions involving foreign investment strategies through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Michael works with clients from a variety of industries, with a particular focus within the hospitality industry.
Representing clients in commercial lending and real estate transactions nationally and abroad, Michael's practice includes:
- Real Estate – Counseling developers and investors in large-scale commercial real estate transactions involving the purchase, sale and leasing of real property; representing companies in the financing and management of real estate used in their business operations; advising landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions involving office, retail, industrial, multi-family, senior care facilities and large shopping centers.
- Sale-Leaseback – Counseling real estate funds, investors and businesses in sale-leaseback and net lease transactions in the U.S. and abroad.
- Financial Transactions – Representing lenders and borrowers in construction, term and revolving loans, asset-based lines of credit, syndicated credit facilities, agency financings (including, Fannie Mae, SBA and HUD) and securitized facilities (including commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS)); counseling clients in construction and development project financings, including complex finance structures involving public and private debt and other public funding.
- EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – Advising developers, regional centers and other intermediaries in financing transactions through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Michael was a partner in the real estate and finance group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.