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Lars O. Lagerman

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Phoenix

Tel

1 602 364 7317

Fax

1 602 716 8317
lolagerman@bryancave.com
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Lars O. Lagerman

Partner


Phoenix



One Renaissance Square
Two North Central Ave., Suite 2200
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4406

Phone:

1 602 364 7317

Fax:

1 602 716 8317

email:

lolagerman@bryancave.com

Real Estate

Lars Lagerman’s practice emphasizes all aspects of financing and residential and commercial real property development.

Mr. Lagerman has represented public and private banks, insurance companies, and institutional and non-institutional lenders in connection with real estate acquisition, development and construction loans, mezzanine financing, warehouse financing, permanent financing, receivables financing and unsecured working capital loans, and workouts, foreclosures, receiverships and guarantee enforcement in connection with such loans.  Mr. Lagerman has negotiated and documented many and large credit facilities for the acquisition, development and construction of master planned communities and golf courses, and revolving builder credit lines in numerous jurisdictions, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and New York.  Mr. Lagerman has also negotiated and documented many credit facilities for single family residential subdivisions, shopping centers and office buildings.

Mr. Lagerman has represented a number of major developers and homebuilders in the acquisition and development of master planned communities, including golf courses and recreational facilities, and residential subdivisions in Arizona and neighboring states.  He also has represented developers and land owners in connection with regulatory compliance, land use and entitlement issues.  Mr. Lagerman is involved in public land issues and transactions before the Arizona State Land Department.

Professional Affiliations

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Swedish-American Bar Association

Lars Lagerman’s practice emphasizes all aspects of commercial and residential real property development and financing. Mr. Lagerman has negotiated and documented all types of loans for the acquisition, development and construction of single family residential subdivisions, shopping centers, hotels and office buildings. He also has negotiated and documented major credit facilities for the acquisition, development and construction of master planned communities and golf courses, and revolving credit lines for builders and developers in numerous jurisdictions, including Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and New York. In addition, Mr. Lagerman has represented lenders in connection with real estate loan workouts and foreclosures, receiverships and guarantee enforcement.

Mr. Lagerman has represented a number of major developers and homebuilders in the acquisition and development of residential subdivisions and master planned communities, including hotels, golf courses and recreational facilities in Arizona, California and neighboring states. He also has represented developers and land owners in connection with regulatory compliance, land use and entitlement issues. Mr. Lagerman is involved in public land issues and transactions before the Arizona State Land Department.

Mr. Lagerman also has an international commercial transaction practice, with a particular emphasis on work for U.S. companies engaged in resort and energy developments in Mexico and on Scandinavian companies operating or investing in the United States. Mr. Lagerman was born and grew up in Sweden.

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Real Estate Transactions

  • Represent publicly traded homebuilder in acquisition and development of residential and mixed use projects, master planned communities and resort facilities, including golf courses and other recreational facilities, in Arizona
  • Represent private investors and developers in land use and development of opportunistic real property parcels in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico
  • Represent national railroad in real estate matters and application to purchase large parcel of undeveloped land from the Arizona State Land Department
  • Represent Singapore-based boutique hotel company in its acquisition of a San Francisco, California, landmark hotel
  • Represent publicly traded California-based power generator in connection with land assemblage and development of a large solar power project in Arizona

Financing Transactions

  • Represent lender in a $125,000,000 acquisition, development and construction loan for master planned residential and golf community in Arizona
  • Represent lender in a $75,000,000 acquisition, development and construction loan for luxury master planned residential and golf community in Hawaii
  • Represent lender in $150,000,000 real estate secured revolving credit facility to national public homebuilder
  • Represent lender in $250,000,000 acquisition, development, construction and receivables loan for hotel and timeshare property in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Represent lender in workout, foreclosure and sale of $1.3 billion timeshare loan portfolio
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International Transactions

  • Represent Swedish car manufacturer in connection with test track facility in Arizona
  • Represent U.S. electric power generator in wind farm project in Mexico (with Mexico licensed attorney)
  • Represent Mexican developer of master-planned resort project in Cabo San Lucas, and U.S. licensing/royalty issues (with Mexico licensed attorney)
  • Represent Mexican developer of resort and condominium projects in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (with Mexico licensed attorney)
  • Represent lender in $45,000,000 acquisition, development, construction and receivables loan for timeshare property in Los Cabos, Mexico (with Mexico licensed attorney)

Bar and Court Admissions

Arizona, 1978

California, 1984

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Education

The University of Arizona, J.D., with distinction, 1978

Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973

University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1972

Languages

Norwegian

Spanish

Swedish

Professional Affiliations

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Swedish-American Bar Association
  • U.S.-Mexico Bar Association, Real Estate Law Committee, U.S. Chair

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5

    AB Top Lawyers – Construction/Real Estate Law – Arizona Business Magazine, 2010
  • Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate – Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine, 2009
  • Swedish Foreign Service Royal Award, 2008
  • Honorary Swedish Consul – Arizona, 1995-2007
  • Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Arizona, Founder, 1996
  • Arizona-Mexico (Sonora) Commission
  • National Law Center for Inter-America Free Trade (Tucson, Arizona)

Practice Specific Experience


Education

  • The University of Arizona, J.D., with distinction, 1978
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1972

Admissions

  • Arizona, 1978
  • California, 1984
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Pro Bono Coordinators (Phoenix)