James is a partner in the banking and finance group of Shoosmiths’ London office with over 20 years experience and expertise in a wide spectrum of finance and structured finance transactions.
James is primarily focused on the following areas of practice:
  • advising banks, debt funds and other alternative lenders on the structuring and origination of a wide variety of syndicated and bilateral commercial real estate loans, including whole loans, senior loans , mezzanine loans and A/B loans, for both investment and development transactions across a range of asset types, including office, retail, logistics, student accommodation, hotels and BTR;
  • advising lenders, loan servicers and borrowers on the work out and restructuring of stressed and distressed commercial real estate loans; and
  • representing loan agents and servicers on their appointments to a variety of finance, structured finance and securitisation transactions, including CRE, CMBS, shipping, leverage, aviation, NPLs portfolios, loan on loan and warehouse lines. 
James has been recommended for property finance by Legal 500 since 2016.


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