Nancy Little practices in the areas of finance and real estate transactions. Her finance practice includes lease finance, real estate lending, financings of hotels and healthcare/senior housing facilities, public-private partnerships and economic development incentives. She has also practiced in the area of tax-exempt finance.
Ms. Little’s lease and structured finance practice focuses on synthetic leases, sale-leasebacks and credit tenant loans as well as other types of structured off-balance sheet finance, including transactions utilizing commercial paper conduits and other securitized loans. Her experience spans a wide array of assets, such as corporate aircraft and real estate, power plants and undersea vehicles, and includes both single asset and portfolio transactions. She often assists in structuring transactions for compliance with accounting and other regulatory requirements.
Her real estate practice includes portfolio real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financings, as well as real estate construction and development. She often handles real estate aspects of M&A transactions and has many years of experience in representing REITs.
Throughout her career, Nancy has served in number of leadership positions in the firm, including on the board of partners, as deputy managing partner, on the firm's advisory committee and as the real estate and environmental department chair.
Representation of energy company in $365,000,000 synthetic lease financing of corporate office facility
Synthetic lease financing of space launch pad on Cape Canaveral
$330,000,000 synthetic lease for construction of corporate headquarters
Representation of multi-national energy company in synthetic lease and true lease financing for construction and acquisition of multiple Gulfstreams and 737 aircraft as part of corporate fleet replacement
$240,000,000 synthetic lease financing for construction of passenger cruise terminal in the Port of Miami
Representation of public company in lease financings for acquisition of Gulfstreams
Assisted national restaurant company with structuring and implementation of sale-leaseback program
Assisted public companies in unwinding multiple aircraft and real estate synthetic lease transactionsOther Finance & Real Estate Transactions
Representation of public REITs in single asset and portfolio acquisition and financing of select service and full service hotel assets across the United States, including negotiation of management and franchise agreements
Assisted national bank with loan secured by portfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities
Managed securitized loan origination program for national lender
Representation of Fortune 50 company in public-private partnership and economic incentive transactions in the US
Assisted national banking institution with financing of $40,000,000+ assisted living facility
Representation of lead joint venture partner is structuring multiple real estate joint venture arrangements for acquisition of multi-family facility
Representation of lender in $62,000,000 and $59,500,000 loans to tenants-in-common secured by office facilities
Representation of public REIT nationwide in acquisition and financings of multi-family asset
President, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
Executive Committee, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Past Group Chair for Real Estate Finance Committees, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Association
Member, National Health Lawyers Association
Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
Member, Anglo-American Real Property Institute
Named "Lawyer of the Year," Real Estate Law, 2020; Corporate Law, 2019, Richmond, The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc.
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2020
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate, Southern Virginia, Chambers USA, 2009-2019
Named to “Virginia Super Lawyers," Real Estate, Banking, Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2015
Selected as a “Thought Leader” for North America, Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate, 2017