Beth Understahl focuses her practice on the areas of Real Estate and Real Estate Finance. She works with noteholders and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) servicers on commercial loan workouts and real estate owned (REO) dispositions including loan restructuring, loan modifications, assumptions, forbearances, discounted payoffs, deed in lieu transactions, loan foreclosures and receivership appointments. She also works with a variety of clients with respect to real estate purchase and sale transactions, commercial leases and other transactional matters.
In addition, Beth works with both public and private companies on employee and executive compensation issues, including equity-based arrangements, employment and separation agreements and other compensation matters.
Prior to her legal career, Beth worked for the University of California, Irvine as a writing instructor and for Simon & Schuster Inc. as a publishing coordinator.
- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY, Associate, 2006 - 2010
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Senior Notes & Comments Editor, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
- University of California, Irvine, M.F.A., Creative Writing, 2000
- University of Evansville, B.A., English Literature, cum laude, 1996