Bria Smith-Edwards


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Bria Smith-Edwards counsels clients on real estate and commercial finance transactions and public finance matters, with a particular focus on affordable housing projects. Bria’s practice includes:

  • Representing developers, investors and owners in the acquisition, financing, disposition, and leasing of real property.
  • Negotiating and drafting office leases, retail leases, subleases and amendments for landlords and tenants.
  • Representing borrowers and lenders in financing transactions, including acquisition and construction loans, term loan facilities, asset-based secured financings and revolving credit facilities.
  • Advising public housing authorities and other developers in the acquisition, construction and/or rehabilitation of multi-family housing properties.

Bria also collaborates with the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group on corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, for public and private companies, which involve financing and real estate issues.

Bria earned a law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and an undergraduate degree in social relations and policy from Michigan State University.


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