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John KellyWe are very pleased to have a post today from one of our colleagues here at Bean, Kinney & Korman that focuses his practice on real estate related matters, John Kelly.  We are looking forward to John's contributions here on the blog moving forward and believe John may become a regular mainstay here shortly!

Given the present economic climate, it is no surprise that many real estate developers are having difficulty paying back their lenders. The lender may agree to waive the existing defaults and restructure the loan by modifying the terms of the loan or adding additional collateral or the lender may instead proceed immediately to foreclosure. After conducting its distressed loan due diligence, however, the lender may determine that neither extreme is the right choice. Restructuring the loan may be impractical given that economic circumstances make foreclosure inevitable, but the lender may want to avoid the expense and time needed to foreclose. This post will discuss in detail the compromise position where the borrower averts foreclosure by agreeing to convey the property back to the lender via a deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, typically in exchange for the cancellation of the indebtedness. This will be a two part series, with the first part discussing the key aspects of a deed-in-lieu transaction, and the second part of this post will review in brief the related tax and bankruptcy issues.