Kahlil T. Yearwood


Kahlil T. Yearwood


San Francisco | One Bush Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94104-4446
+1 415 262 4522 | +1 415 262 4555

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Kahlil T. Yearwood, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, focuses on commercial real estate finance, commercial real estate investments, and capital markets. Mr. Yearwood represents various portfolio lenders (including specialty finance companies, life insurance companies, and banks), CMBS lenders, loan servicers, subordinate bond buyers, private equity firms, and debt fund managers in transactions involving loan origination, loan pool purchases, subordinate debt financing and acquisition, CMBS securitization, post-closing modifications, and work-outs. He also represents commercial real estate owners in investment, joint venture, and financing transactions.

Mr. Yearwood has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Real Estate in California by leading legal directory Chambers USA, where he was “praised for his high level of client service and ability to find ‘practical workable solutions’ to real estate problems" and cited as “having tremendous depth of experience in real estate finance [who] adds tremendous value in his negotiation skills and his attention to detail." In 2015, Mr. Yearwood was named a “Rising Star” in Real Estate by Euromoney Legal Media Group. In addition, he has been listed as a recommended lawyer for Real Estate and Structured Finance by The Legal 500 (U.S.).

Mr. Yearwood is a frequent speaker on commercial real estate lending, securitization structures, and subordinate debt structures.

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2001
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2005, American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations, runner-up in Boalt Hall’s McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition
  • California
CRE Finance Council (CREFC) 
Board of Directors, Bay Area Urban Debate League
Member, Harvard Business Review Advisory Council