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Carrie Winkler Rejoins V&E as Real Estate Counsel

Carrie Winkler

Carrie M. Winkler, an attorney with a broad-based real estate practice, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Dallas office. Winkler previously worked as a real estate associate in V&E’s Dallas office between 1998 and 2004.

Winkler comes to V&E from Hunton Andrews Kurth, where she represented purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of improved and unimproved real estate (office, retail, industrial and hotel), developers in the creation of mixed-use condominiums and in the development of full-service and limited-service hotels, lenders and borrowers in the negotiation and preparation of loan documentation (including CMBS loans and mezzanine financing) and landlords and tenants in the leasing and management of retail, office and industrial properties.

“Our practice touches all areas of the real estate industry, making Carrie’s range of experience a perfect fit for our team,” said Paul Martin, head of the firm’s Real Estate practice. “We are excited to welcome her back on board.”

Among her notable representations, Winkler advised a leading secondary mortgage lender with its contributions to community development investment funds, which has included transactions involving $550 million in multifamily assets, as well as an owner/developer in the acquisition, financing and development of new full and limited service hotels.

Her experience also includes representing a developer of full service hotels in the Legacy West development in Plano, Texas and in Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas. Both developments included representing the developer in connection with the acquisition, architect and construction contracts, hotel management agreements, mezzanine and senior loan financing, other development related issues and, in connection with the hotel in Frisco, creation of a mixed use condominium. One of the hotels is currently open under the Renaissance brand and the other will be operated under the Hyatt Regency brand once construction is complete.

“V&E has an outstanding reputation for advising on a full range of sophisticated real estate legal issues,” Winkler said. “This was among the many reasons that drew me to rejoin the firm, and I am thrilled to work with such a talented group of lawyers.”

V&E’s Real Estate lawyers represent all facets of the real estate industry, on every side of the table—including banks, insurance companies, private equity firms and other financial institutions, mortgage bankers, equity participants, public and private real estate investment trusts, developers, contractors, landlords, tenants, operating and services firms, design professionals, consultants and governmental entities—which makes the firm uniquely suited to guide clients and devise strategic, creative solutions.

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