David LaSota is Co-Chair of the Chicago Corporate Practice. He focuses his practice on the representation of institutional investors in advising, structuring, and documenting debt transactions, with particular focus on credit tenant loan real estate transactions (CTLs) and project and infrastructure finance, including public-private partnerships. David has wide-ranging industry experience including federal and state government, public and private universities, hospitals, resorts, hotels, medical office buildings, retail outlets, parking and transportation facilities, data centers, and oil and gas facilities.
A considerable amount of David’s practice involves reviewing and negotiating lenders’ interests in leases, residual-value guaranties, construction contracts, concession agreements, and other project-related agreements, and negotiating and documenting financing arrangements. David is experienced with the rules and customs of the NAIC guidelines which govern the treatment of securities (including CTLs) as “Schedule D” bond transactions for certain institutional investors, and is frequently consulted by institutional investors and placement agents for structuring advice and guidance on such matters.