People: Sean M. O'Brien, Partner

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Sean M. O'Brien

Partner

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4862
Fax: (617) 946-4801
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Sean M. O’Brien is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on the representation of banks, institutional investors, hedge funds, investment banking institutions, real estate owners and businesses in a variety of financial and commercial real estate transactions. Mr. O’Brien’s areas of emphasis include:

  • Representing financial institutions in the structuring and closing of mortgage loan transactions for securitization in the capital markets, as well as conventional permanent, construction, acquisition and bridge financings, syndications and participation loans including A/B structures, mezzanine loans, credit tenant loans, and the acquisition and disposition of mortgage loans.
  • Representing financial institutions, special servicers and other entities in the restructuring, workout and foreclosure of mortgage loans.
  • Representing sellers and buyers in connection with the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial real estate.
  • Representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions.

 Mr. O’Brien has significant experience in real estate projects across the United States, including structuring and closing large, multi-state, multi-property mortgage financings. He has closed numerous fee and leasehold financings of shopping centers, hotels, multi-family properties, retail, office and industrial buildings, condominiums and specialty projects.

Sean M. O’Brien is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on the representation of banks, institutional investors, hedge funds, investment banking institutions, real estate owners and businesses in a variety of financial and commercial real estate transactions. Mr. O’Brien’s areas of emphasis include:

  • Representing financial institutions in the structuring and closing of mortgage loan transactions for securitization in the capital markets, as well as conventional permanent, construction, acquisition and bridge financings, syndications and participation loans including A/B structures, mezzanine loans, credit tenant loans, and the acquisition and disposition of mortgage loans.
  • Representing financial institutions, special servicers and other entities in the restructuring, workout and foreclosure of mortgage loans.
  • Representing sellers and buyers in connection with the acquisition, disposition and development of commercial real estate.
  • Representing landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions.

 Mr. O’Brien has significant experience in real estate projects across the United States, including structuring and closing large, multi-state, multi-property mortgage financings. He has closed numerous fee and leasehold financings of shopping centers, hotels, multi-family properties, retail, office and industrial buildings, condominiums and specialty projects.

Education

  • J.D., Suffolk University (1999)
    magna cum laude
    Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court Board's Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts (1995)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut

Affiliations

  • Real Estate Finance Association
  • Boston Bar Association