Jeanine focuses her practice on representing for-profit and not-for-profit owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of commercial, mixed-use and residential properties, including affordable and supportive housing projects and skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living facilities. Such representation includes all aspects of acquisition, development, construction and financing through the use of tax-exempt bond issuances, government subsidies and grants, construction loans and low-income housing tax credits.
Ms. Margiano serves as general counsel to a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies, ranging from small enterprises to large international companies, providing advice on myriad of matters such as: formation of business entities; intellectual property; corporate and regulatory compliance; real estate; licensing; financing; employment; privacy and compliance policies; non-disclosure arrangements; asset acquisitions and divestures; and vendor and service-related contracts.
Ms. Margiano also practices in the areas of commercial and real estate lending and municipal finance transactions. She represents numerous institutional lenders on all aspects of secured and unsecured financings, including direct bond purchases in connection with tax-exempt bond issuances, acquisition and construction loans, lines of credit, syndicated loans and asset based loans secured by receivables and inventory.
Representations of Note
General Counsel Matters
- Serves as general counsel to a large well-known international travel company on all corporate, licensing and regulatory matters.
- Serves as general counsel to a large, well-known social services organization on all corporate, real estate, leasing, compliance and litigation matters.
- Serves as general counsel to a printing press company in connection with financing, leasing and general corporate matters.
Real Estate and Finance Matters
- Representation of a prominent social services not-for-profit organization in connection with the acquisition and development of a 118-unit affordable housing development for senior citizens located in the Bronx, NY, financed through the issuance of $44 million in tax-exempt bonds issued by The New York State Housing Finance Agency, the issuance of Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other subsidy debt.
- Representation of a well-known not-for-profit organization in connection with the development of a homeless shelter for persons of low income, located in Brooklyn, NY, and financed through a $9,650,000.00 Credit Tenant Lease facility under which Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association purchased a Contract-Backed Secured Note. Such representation also included the negotiation of a contract with the Department of Homeless Services.
- Representation of a prominent social services organization in connection with an approximately $60 million tax-exempt bond transaction involving low-income housing tax credits for the construction of a 122-unit senior affordable housing development located in Bronx, NY.
- Representation of a family-owned business in connection with the sale of a $120,000,000 real estate and business operation in the healthcare industry.
- Representation of a prominent social services agency in connection with the sale of its New York City headquarters and simultaneous negotiation of a long-term lease for its new headquarters location.
- Representation of a prominent social services agency in connection with an approximately $6,000,000 financing for new IT equipment with Build New York City tax-exempt bonds.
- Representation of a not-for-profit organization in connection with its acquisition of land in the Bronx on which it will develop a senior-assisted living facility.
- Representation of a developer in connection with the sale of three parcels of property and development by the purchaser of community facility space in Harlem.
- Representation of a large not-for-profit organization in connection with the acquisition and renovation of an 88-unit affordable housing complex located in the Bronx, New York through the issuance of low-income housing tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing.
- Representation of a not-for-profit private school in connection with tax-exempt bond financing through Build NYC Resource Corporation.
- Representation of a well-known not-for-profit corporation in connection with the financing and renovation of existing structures at the Ennis Frances Houses and the new construction of an additional 220 unit low-income housing complex located in Harlem, New York with the use of low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt bonds and other subsidy debt.
- Representation of a for-profit developer in connection with the issuance by the Orange County Funding Corporation of $35,515,000 in revenue bonds, the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of a new 130-unit assisted living facility for elderly persons of low-income.
- Represented a nationally recognized bank in connection with an approximately $25 million construction loan made to a prominent not-for-profit organization in connection with the development of an affordable housing development located in Bronx, New York.
- Representation of a nationally-recognized bank in connection with its private placement of $44,000,000 tax-exempt bonds issued by the City of Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, which proceeds were originally utilized to develop a multifamily residential high rise and which private placement was secured by a mortgage and a guaranty issued by a prominent real estate family.
- Representation of a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company in connection with numerous construction loans made to for-profit and not-for-profit entities developing all types of multifamily housing located throughout New York City and the boroughs.
- Representation of a nationally-recognized bank in connection with its $20,000,000 construction loan to a New Jersey not-for-profit developer, the proceeds of which, together with NJHMFA funding sources, City of Orange, New Jersey subsidiary debt, FHLB funds and borrower equity, were used to acquire and develop a 113-unit residential complex which includes mixed-income and mixed-use buildings and a parking garage.
- Representation of a lender in connection with a $5,500,000 mortgage loan made to an SPE in connection with the acquisition of a senior living facility in Oregon.
- Representation of a nationally-recognized bank in connection with its private placement of $11,100,000 tax-exempt bonds issued by Build NYC Resource Corporation, which were secured by several mortgages and guaranties and involved over 15 commercial leases.
- Representation of a nationally-recognized bank in connection with the making of a $45,500,000 loan to a local developer for the acquisition of four hotel Marriott and Hilton properties located in Maryland.
- Representation of a nationally-recognized bank in connection with the issuance of a $200,000,000 revolving line of credit to an apparel company, secured by a pledge of foreign stock and inventory and receivables of the borrower and its affiliates.
Memberships and Community Leadership
- A Chance in Life (f/k/a Boys' and Girls' Town of Italy) - Board Member
- Windels Marx Women - Member
While attending Hofstra School of Law, Ms. Margiano served as a member of the Moot Court Association.
- The Best Lawyers in America - Recognized for Public Finance Law (2023).
- Crain's Book of Lists: Leading Women Lawyers of NYC (December 2017).
- Women in Real Estate for 2014 and 2019, an annual review conducted by the New York Real Estate Journal.
- SuperLawyers Metro New York 2014 - Rising Star - Business Litigation and Real Estate
- Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 25 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch, 4 Lawyers of the Year - Aug 18, 2022
- NYREJ Publishes Annual Women in Real Estate, including Gagliano, Margiano, Weinig - Sep 17, 2019
- Crain's NY Announces Leading Women Lawyers - Dec 27, 2017
- NYREJ Recognizes Women RE Lawyers, Including Margiano, Best and Martin - Oct 31, 2014
- New York Metro SuperLawyers Names 20 Windels Marx Lawyers to 2014 Edition - Sep 23, 2014
- Windels Marx Elevates Christopher E. Dean and Jeanine T. Margiano to Partner - Aug 27, 2013
- Mike Moriarty, Lenny LaBarbiera, Jeanine Margiano and Chris Dean Secure $35 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Construction of Assisted Living Facility - Mar 8, 2013
- Charles Simpson, Jeanine Margiano and Team Represent Not-For-Profit Corporation in Financing of Development of Harlem Low-Income Housing Complex - Jun 19, 2012
- Frank Quinn, Jeanine Margiano and Team Close $70 million Senior Secured Credit Facility - May 2, 2012
- Frank Quinn, Eric Bruenner, Jeanine Margiano and Julian Buchbinder Serve as Agent's Counsel on $200 million Syndicated Credit Facility for Apparel Company - Sep 16, 2011
- Jeanine Margiano Joins Bisnow Affordable Housing Panel - Sep 8, 2016
- Real Estate
- Public Finance & Not-for-Profit
- Real Estate Finance
- Corporate & Securities
- General Corporate Matters
- IP, Technology & e-Commerce
- Financial Transactions
- Middle Market Lending
- Corporate Finance & Syndicated Lending
- Asset-Based Lending
- COVID-19 Response & Resources
- J.D., Hofstra Law School, 2003
- B.B.A., cum laude, Hofstra University, 2000
- New York