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Mary O'Kelley

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Mary O'Kelley focuses her practice on long term care transactions, including financing, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of long term care and seniors housing facilities.

Featured Experience

Represented a health care lender in a bridge-to-HUD loan secured by nine skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including the negotiation of accounts receivable financing.

Represented the purchaser in a defaulted note acquisition secured by a continuing care retirement community.

Represented the purchaser in the acquisition and subsequent expansion of an existing assisted living facility, including licensing and CON issues.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. O'Kelley focuses her practice on long term care transactions, including financing, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of long term care and seniors housing facilities. In particular, Ms. O'Kelley represents national health care lenders in health care lending transactions, particularly bridge-to-HUD loans.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. O'Kelley practiced at a large law firm and a commercial real estate boutique firm, both in Atlanta, where she acted as counsel to numerous national lending institutions and loan servicers in loan originations, securitizations and post-securitization master and special servicing transactions. In addition, Ms. O'Kelley has significant experience in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, loan modifications and defaulted loan work-outs.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a health care lender in a bridge-to-HUD loan secured by nine skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, including the negotiation of accounts receivable financing.

  • Represented the purchaser in a defaulted note acquisition secured by a continuing care retirement community.

  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition and subsequent expansion of an existing assisted living facility, including licensing and CON issues.

  • Represented the new operator in negotiation of a lease, operations transfer agreement and purchase option for a skilled nursing facility.

  • Assisted with the formation of a group purchasing organization for long term care providers.

  • Represented the borrower in a loan extension and modification to permit construction of a new skilled nursing facility, including coordinating lot split and easement issues. 

Education

  • Cornell University School of Law, LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, 2003
  • Cornell University School of Law, J.D. with specialization in International Law, 2000
  • University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Institute of International and Comparative Law, Certificate of Study – International and Comparative Law, 1998
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., cum laude, 1997

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Georgia, 2000

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