Tatiana Z. Pawlowski Associate

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Tatiana focuses her practice on real estate finance transactions and represents institutional lenders in the origination, sale, and servicing of commercial real estate loans across the U.S., including loans originated under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing (DUS) and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer programs secured by multifamily properties and other commercial loans secured by retail, office, hotel, industrial, and mixed use asset classes intended for securitization and sale on the secondary market. Tatiana also represents lenders in connection with the origination of bridge-to-agency loans to finance renovations of multifamily properties and occasionally represents purchasers and borrowers on commercial acquisition and financing transactions.

Primarily within the multifamily loan space, Tatiana frequently represents lenders on complex transactions, including large multi-loan and multi-property portfolios and multifaceted borrower structures involving tenant-in-common, joint venture and preferred equity investor elements. In addition, she often works on loans with affordability and other property-level features, including regulatory and restrictive land use agreements, tax exemptions, credits, abatements, payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) programs, and planned developments and common interest communities.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Tatiana worked at several New York real estate law firms and represented buyers, sellers and lenders on all aspects of residential real estate transactions while gaining exposure to related areas of tax, probate, elder, estate planning, business, and not-for-profit law. Tatiana also provided general counsel and litigation representation to cooperative and condominium boards on corporate governance matters and various disputes between boards, sponsors, and unit owners.

Attending Brooklyn Law School in the evenings while working full-time as a paralegal, Tatiana earned a certificate in real estate law and took courses and a clinic in real estate finance, development, construction, sustainable building, zoning, and low income housing. While in law school, Tatiana combined her interests in real estate law and policy research at Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE), where, as a CUBE Fellow, she researched local affordable housing issues and worked to promote urban agriculture discourse, development, and legislation in New York City. Undertaking an independent study of the urban agriculture policies, zoning laws and legislative initiatives in over a dozen U.S. cities, Tatiana has spoken on the subject on several panels and authored a paper outlining recommendations for how New York  and other cities could rely on comprehensive plans to further urban agriculture initiatives. The paper, entitled “From Food Deserts to Just Deserts: Expanding Urban Agriculture in US Cities Through Sustainable Policy,” was published in Vol. 26:3 of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law in March 2018.

In her free time, Tatiana enjoys running, painting, and playing music.