Press Release July 31, 2020

Ellen Goodwin Honored as a 2020 “Woman of Influence” by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum

Ellen Goodwin, partner in Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, has been recognized as a “Woman of Influence” in commercial real estate by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum.

Featured in GlobeSt.’s 2020 “Women of Influence,” Goodwin joins an elite group of 18 legal counsel highlighted by the publication as having “made a distinctive mark in commercial real estate” and who have “personally influenced the market and have significantly driven the industry to new heights via their outstanding successes.”

Goodwin, who is a former co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, concentrates her practice on commercial real estate finance. She represents investment banks, commercial banks, funds, and insurance companies on a variety of loan transactions for both securitizations and portfolios, including construction loan financings, loan syndications and participations, co-lending and senior/subordinate arrangements, and mezzanine finance. 

As an advisor to banks, investment funds, and insurance companies, Goodwin has overseen several multibillion-dollar transactions over the course of her 30-year career. Most recently, she served as lender’s counsel for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings in the $1.2 billion financing of 5 Times Square – a trophy asset, Class-A office building in the core of Midtown Manhattan – and represented Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase in the $250 million financing of a Manhattan property at 230 Park Avenue South, the corporate headquarters for Discovery Communications.

A frequent commentator on topics related to real estate finance and workouts and restructurings of mortgage and mezzanine loans, she speaks regularly at the Practising Law Institute, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, ACREL, and International Council of Shopping Centers. 

Goodwin is also active in the community, dedicating her time to Street Law, a nonprofit group that partners with law firms to educate young people about law and legal careers, and the Interfaith Nutrition Network, a volunteer organization that addresses hunger and homelessness on Long Island, NY.

GlobeSt.com is a national media outlet covering the commercial real estate industry. Its annual “Women of Influence” recognizes the accomplishments and efforts of women based on criteria such as career achievements, community outreach, and mentorship within the commercial real estate industry. 
 
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