Drew Crocker LaFountaine

Associate

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Practices
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2015
  • University of California Los Angeles, BA, Economics and Political Science, 2011
Admissions
  • Virginia
Affiliations

Submissions Editor, Virginia Journal of Law & Politics, 2014, 2015

Selected Member, University of Virginia, Lawn & Range Community, 2014, 2015

Secretary and Third Year Senator, Student Bar Association, 2012-2015

President, First Year Council, 2012, 2013

Philanthropic Chair, Beta Gamma Chapter: Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, 2010, 2011

Drew’s experience includes all aspects of real estate and construction transactions, including government-assisted and low-income credit financing. His practice includes the representation of sellers, buyers, developers, and lenders engaged in the sales, acquisition, development, financing, and refinancing of all types of commercial property. He has experience with lease finance and other off-balance sheet transactions, such as synthetic leases and sale-leasebacks. He has also represented both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions.

Drew brings significant experience to the Real-Estate Finance Field. Prior to arriving at McGuireWoods, LLP he served in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Credit Ratings as an Honor Student Intern. There, he assessed Credit Ratings Agencies’ financial models evaluating whether these agencies accurately modeled the financial effects of changes in the legal landscape, focusing on real estate backed securities.

At the University of Virginia Law School he served as Submissions Editor for the Journal of Law & Politics and as Secretary of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, Drew served as a Nongovernmental Observer at the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions, working to increase the transparency and fairness of these proceedings.

Drew is a NAUI Master Scuba Diver, an avid sailor, and enthusiastic snowboarder. Before entering the law he was a Production Assistant on CBS Television’s hit show CSI: New York.

“Treat every client like they are your only client.”

Drew Lafountaine
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Represented a Fortune 500 life insurance company in the lending of over 100 million dollars in real estate backed portfolio loans.

Represented a Fortune 500 energy company in a synthetic lease worth over 250 million dollars.

Counseled a client on Virginia’s lien priority laws in connection with their acquisition and financing of hundreds of residential properties.

Advised a top historically black university in connection with their acquisition of distressed real estate for a campus expansion.

Advised a top public university with its development and operation of student housing.