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Partner - Michael J. Fritz

Michael J. Fritz

Partner

Hartford: (860) 251-5735
New York: (212) 376-3010
mfritz@goodwin.com
Hartford Office, New York Office
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Michael Fritz practices in the area of business, finance and real estate.

Michael’s business and corporate practice consists of representing private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other business entities in connection with a variety of commercial transactions, including, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, distressed investments and private placements.  Michael also represents clients in the capacity as "outside general counsel", advising on matters such as business formation, corporate governance, business operations, commercial contracting and other general corporate matters.  His clients are in a broad range of industries including real estate, healthcare, technology, financial services and manufacturing.

In his finance practice, Michael represents borrowers, commercial banks, mezzanine lenders, and other lending institutions in connection with structuring, negotiating, and closing complex commercial, asset-based, and acquisition financing transactions.  He also has experience representing senior and junior lenders in connection with drafting and negotiating intercreditor and subordination arrangements.

Michael’s real estate practice focuses on transactional commercial real estate matters, including the purchase, development and disposition of real estate assets, mortgage and mezzanine financings, preferred equity investments, and the formation of joint ventures. Michael also has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in connection with working out and restructuring distressed real estate loans and investments.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Business/Corporate, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut

Workout of Connecticut Office Building Portfolio

Represented a private equity fund, as borrower’s counsel, in connection with the workout of over $150 million of indebtedness encumbering multiple office buildings located in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Negotiated deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions, loan modifications, forbearance agreements and other related documents in connection with the workouts.

$81 Million Refinancing of Premier Office Building Campus

Represented a joint venture of three nationally recognized real estate private equity funds in the negotiation of an $81 million refinance of a mortgage loan secured by a campus of Class A office buildings located on the waterfront in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Representation included advice on the negotiation and structuring of a mortgage loan that was originated by the New York office of a large European institutional lender, and related mezzanine loan advice.
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Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2006, summa cum laude
  • Quinnipiac University, B.S., 2003,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
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