DALLAS—Jeffrey J. Zissa has joined the Dallas office of national law firm Polsinelli as a shareholder in its thriving Real Estate Finance practice. With a broad range of experience over almost three decades, Zissa has advised on all aspects of complex commercial real estate and mortgage transactions on a national scale, involving virtually every product line.
“We are extremely excited to have Jeff with us. Jeff is a valuable asset with a diverse portfolio of relevant experience, and we are pleased to welcome him to our national Real Estate Finance practice,” said John Duncan III, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Finance practice and Financial Services division chair. “His expertise in real estate finance, coupled with his deep understanding of commercial and residential real estate transactions from both sides of the table, allows Jeff to provide clients with strategic counsel from a holistic perspective.”
With an emphasis on real estate finance, Zissa’s background involves a variety of commercial real estate transactions nationwide. He represents lenders with an array of commercial real estate financing transactions involving diverse assets and has focused on the origination of senior mortgage loans intended for securitization and mezzanine financing. Additionally, Zissa has experience closing transactions for lenders’ construction lending programs and EB-5 lending programs. On top of real estate finance, Zissa’s commercial real estate background involves representation of developers, servicers and investors in buying, managing, operating and selling commercial and retail real estate projects.
“Polsinelli’s Dallas office has experienced great growth in less than a decade, and Jeff joining the Real Estate team further strengthens our firm’s ability to serve the sophisticated needs of the dynamic North Texas market,” said Jon Henderson, managing partner of Polsinelli’s Dallas office and chair of the firm’s national Corporate and Transactional practice. “He brings a wealth of industry knowledge to each transaction, giving well-founded guidance on clients’ most complex and critical matters.”
Zissa earned both his J.D. and his B.B.A., with high honors, from The University of Texas at Austin. He is board certified in Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In addition to Zissa, Joseph F. Esposito recently joined Polsinelli’s Dallas office as an associate in the Corporate and Transactional practice, bringing the total number of attorneys in the Dallas office to 54. Esposito has experience representing clients on general corporate and transactional matters, ranging from formation, operation and governance issues to joint venture relationships and private investment vehicles.
He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and previously completed his B.S. at the University of New Orleans.
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