Cybil J. Abrao

Senior Attorney

Cybil Abrao represents national and regional financial institutions, investors, developers and borrowers in connection with complex financial transactions, with a particular emphasis on transactions involving commercial real estate. Her practice includes commercial loan origination, structuring, syndication and participation, derivatives, debt restructuring, defaulted loan workouts, foreclosures, portfolio loan sales and distressed debt trading, including both syndicated and single lender transactions and secured and unsecured transactions. She also represents lenders and developers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in numerous transactions involving federal and state low-income housing tax credits.

With respect to Cybil’s real estate loan transaction experience, her practice focuses primarily on construction loans, including homebuilder financing, and loans for multifamily, office, retail, industrial and condominium properties, for both single lender and syndicated transactions.

Cybil has also counseled global investment banks, underwriters and collateral managers in the issuance of a variety of structured finance and securitization vehicles, including CMBS, RMBS and CRE-CDO transactions.

Notable Matters
  • Represented financial institutions in closing of over $200 million in new multifamily construction loan facilities
  • Assisted financial institution client with drafting and updating construction loan documents for syndicated real estate financings.
  • Advised lending clients in over $100 million of construction project financings involving retail, office, and industrial space.
  • Lead counsel to administrative agent and lead arranger in analyzing and amending $100 million syndicated credit facility for a home builder and developer in connection with a defaulting lender
  • Lead counsel for administrative agent and lead arranger in a $400 million syndicated revolving credit facility for a national REIT secured by a portfolio of office properties
  • Represented administrative agent and joint lead arranger in modifying a $500 million secured syndicated credit facility for a national home builder arising from deteriorating financial performance
  • Represented administrative agent and lead arranger in syndicated corporate loan facilities in excess of $1.2 billion
  • Represented financial institution in resolution of defaulted builder lines in excess of $100 million
  • Represented administrative agent and collateral agent in restructuring, and subsequently foreclosing on, residential condominium project securing an $81 million syndicated credit facility