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:
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Michael was a partner in the real estate and finance group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.
Invest In the USA (IIUSA)
Represented New Mountain Capital in the $109.5 million sale leaseback of real property located in Indiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Mexico with FXI, Inc.
Represented Brookdale Senior Living in connection with the financing of loans on its Freedom Square and Freedom Village at Brandywine communities
Represented a joint-venture affiliate of a real estate investment and management firm in the $60 million purchase of an office building in Baltimore
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of Cleveland HeartLab
Represented Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. in connection with the financing (and refinancing) of loans on 22 senior living communities in 11 different states
Represented an affiliate of Morning Calm Management in acquiring an office building in Boca Raton, Florida
Closed three loans on 73 senior living communities with combined proceeds in excess of $1.1 billion
Represented CMB Regional Centers in an EB-5 loan, structured as a mezzanine loan transaction, with Harwood International related to the construction and development of an office tower in Dallas
Represented New Mountain Net Lease Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT) and affiliate of New Mountain Capital, in the acquisition and financing of six parcels of property
Represented Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) in the $8.5 million sale of three properties in Peoria, Arizona to Freedom Plaza Limited Partnership (an affiliate of Thompson Resources)
EB5 Investors Magazine – Top 25 Attorneys: Top 10 EB-5 Attorneys – Recognized for Practice in Specialized Field: Real Estate and Lending Transactions (2016)
Legal 500 – Real Estate and Construction (2014-2015)
Administrative Law Review – Articles Editor