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Julie Carvalho

Biography

Julie Carvalho focuses her practice on debt financings, including syndicated and single bank high-end middle market transactions, art loans and other private wealth lending transactions, mezzanine financings, and asset-based loans. 

Julie has represented major financial institutions and specialty non-bank lenders, as well as borrowers across a wide range of industries. She also advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial corporate matters.

Experience

  • Represented Citibank, as agent, in a $600 million term loan to certain affiliates of the Durst Organization secured by a blanket mortgage on six office buildings located in Manhattan. The term loan refinanced approximately $300 million of existing mortgage debt on three of the properties (including approximately $120 million outstanding to Citibank). The bank group also financed a $400 million revolving credit facility to the Durst Organization. The revolving credit facility is secured by pledges of economic and equity interests in the six mortgage borrowers and in two additional Durst affiliates, which affiliates own other office properties in Manhattan.
  • Represented the Geneva division of a major U.S. bank in a $100 million secured revolving credit facility. The loans are secured by a first lien on a portfolio of artworks owned by a Cayman Islands trust.
  • Represented a non-bank lender in an $11 million mortgage loan secured by properties in Manhattan and Queens, as well as zoning matters pertaining to tax lot subdivisions.
  • Represented a U.S. bank, as administrative agent and lender, in a $300 million secured syndicated revolving credit facility to a high-net-worth individual and an offshore trust. The credit facility is secured by museum quality, fine artworks, and is guaranteed by a trust and a BVI entity. Proceeds of the credit facility are to be used to finance investments.
  • Represented a major financial institution in a term loan to a New York art gallery. The loan was secured by all the gallery’s assets, as well as artworks from the gallery owner’s personal collection.
  • Represented Doyle New York in its acquisition of selected assets of Summerfield’s of Beverly Hills.
  • Represented an investment company client in selling a catalog of approximately 4,000 songs, including hits by Jennifer Lopez and other internationally renowned recording artists.

Recognitions

2014–2018, New York Metro “Rising Star” in Business & Corporate Law, listed in Super Lawyers

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • New York University, BA
  • University of Michigan Law School, JD