Allen Schole, a member of the Firm, is a transactional real estate attorney. Mr. Schole has represented publicly-held and private companies, financial institutions and individuals in connection with a broad range of transactional activities. In the area of acquisitions and sales, his practice has emphasized the purchase and sale of buildings, shopping centers, industrial properties and undeveloped real estate. He has represented lenders and borrowers in all phases of commercial lending, including mortgage loans secured by properties in numerous states, re-financings, construction loans and participating mortgages. In his work for financial institutions, he has also handled real estate loan restructurings and work-outs. Mr. Schole has negotiated leases and ground leases with respect to retail, office and warehouse space and other commercial properties. His real estate endeavors have also included the expansion and development of shopping centers, the real estate aspects of securitization of mortgages and the sale and leaseback of hotels and industrial facilities. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schole was associated with firms Hunton & Williams and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Schole received a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the George Washington University National Law Center, where he was a Notes Editor for the George Washington Law Review. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Middlebury College. Mr. Schole is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.