Marie Caroline Bertrand assists clients with the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. She has experience drafting and reviewing equity documents, including joint venture agreements; property management agreements and acquisition documents.
Marie has assisted purchasers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate, including office buildings and multifamily residences, throughout the United States, China, England and South Korea. She has represented purchasers of loans and subordinate debt, as well as borrowers and lenders, in the negotiation, documentation and amendment of commercial real estate mortgage loans. Marie has also reviewed and strategized work-out, restructuring and foreclosure options for distressed borrowers and/or potential distressed debt purchasers.
Marie serves in a leadership role with the Day Pitney Attorneys of Color Network and is actively engaged in the firm's efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession.
Prior to joining Day Pitney, Marie worked in a boutique real estate firm in New York City for four years and interned at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. She is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in French and Spanish.
Represented primary equity investor in the joint venture to develop and finance a 294-unit residential apartment building directly adjacent to Miami Metrorail in Miami, Florida
Represented lender in connection with $30 million construction to permanent mortgage loan secured by office space to be leased by a university in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Represented primary equity investor in the joint venture to develop and finance a mixed-use development consisting of three phases located in the NoMa submarket of Washington, D.C.
Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of 20-story office building containing approximately 271,000 rentable square feet of office space, together with 120 parking spaces in a two level underground parking garage
Represented lender in connection with $170 million financing of a 33-property portfolio acquisition in Miami, Florida
Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of $195 million shopping center located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Numerous financings, including construction financing, of New York City office, retail, hotel, multi-family and condominium properties, including:
Represented real estate investment adviser in connection with acquisition of $120 million residential apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey with affordable housing units
Represented developer in connection with the sale of Blue Back Square, West Hartford, to Starwood Capital Group
Represented lender in connection with $70 million financing of downtown Boston hotel
Assisted on real estate matters in connection with $60 million bond issuance refinancing
Assisted in representation of national servicer in connection with Connecticut foreclosure
cum laude, 2007, American University Law Review
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Real Estate Law, 2023
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2014-2022
Chosen as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2015 New Leaders in the Law
Completed 2010 ING New York City Marathon
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Hartford YWCA, Investment Committee