Celine Barakat is a senior associate in the Finance Group, concentrating her practice on secured financings, including the purchase and sale of residential, commercial and multifamily mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and mortgage assets. Celine also has experience in a multitude of public finance transactions, including bond and note financings, interest rate hedging transactions and financings involving private activity bonds. Before joining the firm, she served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in a number of public and private bond transactions for the State of New Jersey and its various state authorities.
Celine received her J.D., cum laude, from Albany Law School and her B.S. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. While at Albany Law School, she was a member of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, an intern with the Albany Law Health Law Clinic and an exchange student in Nairobi, Kenya and Paris, France.