Katherine A. Burroughs

katherine-burroughs

Katherine A. Burroughs

Partner

Hartford | 90 State House Square, Hartford, CT, United States of America 06103-3702
+1 860 524 3953 | +1 860 524 3930

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Katherine A. Burroughs is a partner in Dechert's global finance group and the financial restructuring group. Her practice is focused in the commercial real estate capital markets, and her recent matters include representation of subordinate investors, CRE lenders, and loan special servicers in CMBS, CDO and high yield real estate transactions, including subordinate, bond acquisition, pooling and servicing agreement and other securitization document negotiation and analysis, bankruptcy structuring issues, loan acquisition and restructuring, and workout, bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. Ms. Burroughs was recognized as a leading lawyer for real estate law in of The Best Lawyers in America, honored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Ms. Burroughs is an avid writer and has received an award from the American Bankruptcy Institute as a top articles contributor. She co-authored the “Complex Loan Structures" and "Issues Arising in Connection with the Foreclosure or Other Enforcement of the Securitized Loan" chapters in the Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securitization Litigation Handbook, as well as a chapter on European CMBS servicing in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securitisation: Developments in the European Market. Other articles include, “A Look at Courts’ View of Intercreditor Rights” (Bloomberg); “Forbearance Agreements” (New York Law Journal); “Treatment of Mortgage Loan Repurchase Agreements in Bankruptcy” (Dechert Restructuring and Reorganization Report). and “Recent Bankruptcy Cases Impacting Commercial Real Estate Financing and Securitization” (Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law). Ms Burroughs also speaks regularly on issues of interest to the CRE industry, including on panels at national and regional conferences sponsored by CREFC, MBA, IMN, ICSC and ABA, as well as Dechert and client hosted presentations. Her recent presentations include “Dodd-Frank Update: Overview of CMBS Final Risk Retention Rules”; “CMBS 2.1 For the Special Servicer”; “A/B Loan Modifications”; and “Issues in Companion Loan Structures".

In addition, Ms. Burroughs is active in Dechert’s diversity efforts, serving as past co-chair of the firm-wide Diversity Committee and founding partner of the LGBT Affinity Group. Due in part to the success of this group, Dechert has been recognized as a 2016 Diversity Leader by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a 2015 NYLJ Diversity Initiative Honoree as well as a Top Company for LGBT Equality in 2013.

Education
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1985
  • William & Mary Law School, J.D., 1988, Order of the Coif
Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Memberships
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
  • CRE Finance Council (CREFC)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • GREG, NY
Speaking Engagements
  • 3rd Party Providers: Use and Management Strategies — Mortgage Bankers Association -Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference, Boston, MA (May 4, 2015)

    Moderator, “3rd Party Providers: Use and Management Strategies” panel discussed strategies behind the use of 3rd party providers, tips for working with the provider and measuring service levels and compliance.
  • Effectiveness of Loss Mitigation Techniques — MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference 2014, New Orleans, LA (May 5, 2014)

    Speaker, "Effectiveness of Loss Mitigation Techniques" panel discussed traditional strategies and the factors that make them effective. This session provided a view from the perspective of professionals dedicated to minimizing loss.
  • Note Exit Strategies —CREFC 2014 High Yield & Distressed Realty Assets Summit, New York, NY (March 13, 2014)
  • Insights into Default Management — MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference 2013, Phoenix, AZ (May 20, 2013)

    Speaker, "Insights into Default Management" panel provided insight into the reasoning behind the workout and resolution decisions as well as thoughts on deal or servicing structures that may allow for more efficient resolution.
  • Understanding the Connecticut Foreclosure Process — ICSC Next Generation Program, Hartford, CT (January 29, 2013)
  • Anatomy of a Modification Decision — MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference 2012, Dallas, TX (May 21, 2012)
  • Loan Defaults, Workouts and Foreclosures — MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference 2011, Chicago, IL (May 16, 2011)
  • Foreclosure Issues: Mortgage and Mezzanine Loan Enforcement — 2011 PLI Commercial Real Estate Workouts and Restructurings Conference, New York, NY (March 29, 2011)
  • Special Servicer/Special Asset Manager Update & Outlook for the Next 12 Months — IMN Real Estate Mezzanine Lending & Distressed Debt Conference, New York, NY (November 30, 2010)

    Speaker, "Special Servicer/Special Asset Manager Update & Outlook for the Next 12 Months" session is updated with special servicers and special asset managers on what they are working on and their outlook for 2011.
  • Navigating Servicer Liability — MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference 2010, Washington, DC (May 24, 2010)
  • Is Commercial Real Estate the Next Litigation Wave? — 2010 ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, New York, NY (April 22, 2010)
  • Foreclosure Issues — 2010 PLI Commercial Real Estate Workouts and Restructurings Conference, New York, NY (April 6, 2010)
  • Tough Times, Tough Decisions — Pro Bono Partnership, New London, CT; New Britain, CT (November 17, 2009)
  • Negotiations and Implications of Bankruptcy: A Primer — MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference 2009, New Orleans, LA (May 13, 2009)
  • Workout Panel III: Evaluating Borrower/ Mezzanine Loan Owner Issues — 8th Annual Borrowers' & Investors' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity Financing, New York, NY (December 2, 2008)
  • 8th Annual Borrowers' & Investors' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity Financing —Presented by IMN with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (December 1, 2008)

    Speaker, "8th Annual Borrowers' & Investors' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity Financing" program focused on the realities of today’s Mezzanine investment opportunities.
  • Real Estate Fund Formation III: Selected Topics in Fund Structures - London, New York, NY (September 25, 2008)
  • When Good Loans Go Bad: Sub-, Non-Performing, Default & Bankruptcy Case Studies — The 2nd Annual Borrowers' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans, New York, NY (December 4, 2002)
  • Bridging the Gap: Servicing and Surveillance — Standard & Poor's Global Real Estate Group, New York, NY (November 19, 2002)