Private Lending

Andelsman Law has been a trusted partner in the Private Lending Industry since 1994.

With over three decades of experience, our firm has skillfully represented private lenders nationwide, earning their trust through our honed processes and unwavering dedication. At Andelsman Law, we boast one of the most qualified and experienced legal teams exclusively focused on the private lending space. Unlike other firms, we maintain a singular focus, allowing us to provide unparalleled counseling, guidance, and seamless transaction closures for private lenders, all without distractions from ancillary businesses. Our commitment to our private lender clients is unwavering. We strive to deliver expert representation, superior communication, and real-time access and visibility throughout every stage of each transaction. Our firm is widely recognized for its industry-leading file processing, lightning-fast response times, and same-day closing and settlement services. Through our Partner Portal, we provide our private lenders with online, 24/7 access to real-time updates, reviews, and closing checklists, ensuring that our client service remains unmatched by other private lending firms. Andelsman Law is team-oriented, ensuring that our lenders have access to a responsive and accessible team that promptly answers emails and calls, guaranteeing an unmatched response time.

What you can expect when working with Andelsman Law:

Creative problem-solving approach: Andelsman Law takes a creative and proactive approach to problem-solving. We think outside the box and explore all possible avenues to find the best solutions to get deals to the closing table. We understand that each situation is unique and requires a tailored approach.

Client-centric focus: Throughout the process, we prioritize our clients’ interests and objectives. Our commitment to providing customized solutions means that we are dedicated to finding the most advantageous and practical resolutions for their unique situations. We maintain open lines of communication, ensuring our clients are informed and involved in the decision-making process every step of the way.

Expert handling of post-closing issues: Our commitment to our clients extends beyond the closing of a transaction. In the event of post-closing issues, our team at Andelsman Law provides expert guidance and support. We proactively address any legal concerns that may arise, working diligently to resolve issues efficiently and effectively.

Workouts and restructuring expertise: In situations where a loan or investment is experiencing financial distress, Andelsman Law offers specialized workouts and restructuring services. Our team has extensive experience in navigating complex financial scenarios, negotiating with stakeholders, and finding innovative solutions to maximize recovery and minimize risk.

Thorough risk assessment: We understand the importance of conducting a comprehensive risk assessment before entering into any transaction. Our team meticulously evaluates potential risks associated with title matters, entity structures, and other legal aspects, providing our clients with a clear understanding of the potential challenges they may face. We then develop strategies to mitigate risks and protect our clients’ interests.

Private Lending Services:

  • Expedited and same day closing services and document preparation
  • Expertise and review of complex title matters
  • Review of complex entity organizational charts and ownership structures
  • Meticulous loan document preparation, prioritizing the protection of private lenders
  • Preparation and review New York CEMA transactions
  • Preparation and review New York Construction Loans
  • Master Loan Purchase Agreement
  • Master Repurchase Agreements
  • Line of Credit Agreements
  • Asset Management Agreements
  • Participation Agreements
  • Note Purchases

Ian Axelrod, Esq, Senior Counsel

Ian is an accomplished attorney with over 10 years’ experience representing private lenders, financial institutions, investors, developers, and domestic and international high net worth individuals and investment groups in all facets of lending, borrowing, acquisitions and other real estate matters.  Ian has represented prominent lenders, developers, property operators, business owners, and investors for both residential and commercial property development projects. Ian provides counsel on the acquisition, renovation, and lease of multi-family, mixed use, condominium and various other real estate projects.  Prior to joining the firm, Ian was the Managing Attorney at The Shiponi Law Firm, P.C. and, Associate at The Law Offices of Frederick J. Giachetti, P.C.

Ian graduated from SUNY at Buffalo in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Public Law Concentration.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2010, and was admitted to the New York Bar Association in 2011.