Lucia Graziano O'Connell Counsel

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Lucia practices in the area of real estate focusing on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions related to the financing, acquisition and disposition of large commercial and retail properties, commercial and residential buildings and hotels.

Her experience includes mezzanine and mortgage loans, restructures, workouts, UCC foreclosures, commercial acquisitions and dispositions, construction financings, mortgage and mezzanine loan participations, warehouse repurchase facilities and multistate hospitality finance. Lucia has also represented institutional investors in connection with the acquisition and financing of distressed debt.

Lucia has also gained valuable experience working on secondment as general counsel for a national real estate investment management and advisory services company.


  • Representation of life insurance company in financing the acquisition and renovation of a storied hotel in New York, New York.
  • Member of team acting as program counsel for conduit lender in large and small scale originations of commercial mortgages for securitization and portfolio investment.
  • Representation of commercial real estate lenders and borrowers in CMBS finance projects.
  • Representation of the private equity arm of a global investment firm in various joint ventures to acquire and develop office buildings, apartment buildings and hotels across the United States.
  • Representation of a life insurance company as the directing B note lender in the restructure and sale of a $157,000 C note of a $567,000 mortgage note relating to office property in Washington, D.C.
  • Representation of publicly traded company in development and creation of commercial condominium in Northern Virginia.