Todd A. Bickel

Shareholder

I enjoy being a ‘teammate’ with my clients and feeling invested in their projects and success. Ultimately, my job is moving deals forward in the best interests of my clients and completing them as efficiently and effectively as possible. I draw on my experience and knowledge to quickly evaluate a client's goals, assist in negotiating the best deal possible, and then push hard to get the transaction closed.

My Background

My practice focuses on three related areas of law:

  • commercial real estate development - including retail and residential
  • financial services - negotiating and preparing loan documentation for commercial real estate and asset based loans
  • general real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing - typically representing real estate investors and companies having real estate needs associated with their business

With over 20 years of experience, I bring a wide breadth of experience to the table, having worked on a diverse range of deals with an equally diverse spectrum of client types (from individuals to large institutions). I have extensive experience negotiating and drafting commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements as well as retail, office and industrial leases, loan documents of all types, forbearance and workout documentation, and real estate development and usage easements and agreements.

My clients include large national banks, smaller regional banks, real estate development companies, individual real estate entrepreneurs, companies specializing in small business loans and merchant capital advances, and closely-held businesses which own and invest in real estate.

Todd's Representative Transactions
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Representative Transactions

  • Represented the lead bank in a loan syndication with credit facilities totaling more than $300 million, secured by real and personal property and involving twenty-six separate facilities in six states.

  • Represented a developer in the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of a 350,000 square foot shopping center anchored by a large national retailer.

  • Represented a prominent regional lumber company in its acquisition of a lumber business, including two lumberyard facilities. This transaction included negotiating and preparing various acquisition documentation as well as coordinating and completing a so-called "reverse" 1031 exchange in connection with the closing.

  • Represented a residential developer in the acquisition and financing of a series of three apartment complexes which the client converted into condominiums. The work included negotiating and preparing purchase and sale and related documentation as well as complex acquisition, construction, and mezzanine financing documentation for loans totaling more than $145 million.

My Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., 1994

The Ohio State University, B.A., 1991, summa cum laude with honors

Admissions

Illinois, 1998Ohio, 1994 (inactive)
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