David M. Linder


David M. Linder


San Francisco | One Bush Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA, United States of America 94104-4446
+1 415 262 4511 | +1 415 262 4555

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David M. Linder, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, focuses his practice on commercial mortgage loan servicing, workouts and restructurings, distressed asset trading, and loan origination. He has significant experience in the commercial mortgage capital markets, both as a lawyer and as a large loan banker.

Mr. Linder is ranked as a leading lawyer for California Real Estate by Chambers USA, where he was praised for being an "excellent" lawyer specializing in a variety of complex real estate financing matters, including distressed asset lending, restructurings and commercial mortgage loans, who “identifies issues early on and suggests practical solutions” and who “clients admire [for] his ‘technical expertise’”. In 2016, Mr. Linder was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. The College, founded in 1978, convenes lawyers distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law who will contribute to the education and fellowship of its members.

Mr. Linder rejoined Dechert after leaving in 1998 to work at Capital America, where he was a director.

  • Bucknell University, B.S., 1986, cum laude
  • Drexel University, M.S., 1990
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1995, summa cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of the Temple Law Review
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
  • Subordinate Debt Structures — American Law Institute, San Francisco, CA (June 19, 2014)
  • Commercial Real Estate Financing 2010: Intercreditor Disputes and Strategies — Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, CA (March 11, 2010)
  • CMBS 301: High Yield Debt Structures — Commercial Mortgage Securities Association's Investors Conference, South Beach, FL (January 6, 2008)
  • High Yield Debt Structures in CMBS Transactions — Commercial Mortgage Securities Association's CMBS 301 Education Forum, New York, NY  (April 12, 2007)
  • Exit Strategies: Assumptions, Defeasance, Payoffs — MBA Commercial Real Estate/Multi-Family Finance Regional Servicing Forum, San Francisco, CA (June 27, 2005)
  • Intercreditor Agreements: How to Negotiate Your Best Deal — 2005 West Coast Borrowers' Forum on Mezzanine Loans, Los Angeles, CA (May 5, 2005)
  • Default/Workout/Special Servicing — West Coast Borrowers' Forum on Mezzanine Loans, Los Angeles, CA (April 29, 2004)