Stephen Denmark focuses his practice on banking and capital markets. He has experience representing banks, debt funds, life insurance companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and other financial institutions in the origination, acquisition, disposition, syndication, and servicing of secured senior loans, bridge loans, construction loans, and mezzanine loans. He has advised on loans secured by a variety of asset classes and featuring various collateral structures, which include operating leases, condominiums, ground leases, low-income housing tax credits, and forward and reverse Section 1031 exchanges. He has also represented special servicers in loan workouts, restructurings, and modifications.
Stephen has particular experience in the commercial real estate industry. He has drafted and negotiated joint ventures in connection with the acquisition of commercial real estate. He has also has reviewed and negotiated due diligence related to commercial lending, including title, survey, zoning, lease agreements, payment-in-lieu of tax (PILOT) agreements, ground lease agreements, condominium agreements, and entity organizational documents.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Stephen worked at two of the country's 60 largest law firms. He is also a former law clerk for the Honorable John R. Jolly Jr., who at the time was the chief judge of the North Carolina Business Court.