Hofstra University School of Law (JD, with honors, 1999)
Binghamton University State University of New York (B.A., 1996)
Randy Eckers is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. He is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Eckers has nearly twenty years of experience as a real estate finance attorney, representing financial institutions, funds, developers and bond investors in a wide variety of commercial real estate financing, structured financing and secondary market transactions. Mr. Eckers’ practice concentrates on the following:
Real Estate Finance Loan Originations – representing lenders, administrative agents and borrowers in CMBS, portfolio, bridge (including “bridge-to-agency” loans), syndicated, and mezzanine loan transactions as well as preferred equity investments, including multi-state and multi-property loans secured by office buildings, multi-family housing, mixed use properties, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, condominium units, shopping centers, hotels, parking garages, manufacturing facilities and mixed use properties.
Agency Trading – representing bond investors in the acquisition, disposition of GNMA, FNMA and SBA securities, including, the table-funding of underlying FHA and RHS loans. He is one of the leading, and most well-connected attorneys in this space.
Secondary Market Transactions – representing lenders and investors in the acquisition and disposition of senior and subordinate debt in the secondary market, including mezzanine notes and participation interests, senior loans, loan portfolios, syndicated notes, and B notes.
Prior to joining Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, Mr. Eckers previously worked at Greenberg Traurig LLP and Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP.
Mr. Eckers is admitted to practice in New York.
Recent transactions handled by Mr. Eckers include the representation of:
A firm client in its acquisition of a $15 million mezzanine note, which is the junior position of a debt stack totaling $150 million.
A firm client in its acquisition of $30 million of participation interests in three $10 million mezzanine loans, which loans are part of debt stack totaling more than $5 billion.
A firm client in its acquisition of an $11 million note in a mezzanine loan, which loan is part of debt stack totaling more than $26 billion.
A firm client in its acquisition of $35 million notes, collectively, in a mezzanine loan, which loan is part of debt stack totaling more than $7 billion.
A firm client in its disposition of $30 million of participation interests in three $10 million mezzanine loans, which loans are part of debt stack totaling more than $5 billion.