Lawrence Ceriello has joined Morrison & Foerster’s real estate finance group in New York as a partner.

The firm said in a press release today that Ceriello advises commercial lenders, investment banks, life insurers, hedge funds and others in major real estate transactions, particularly those involving complex debt financings and securitizations.

Ceriello joins the firm from Nixon Peabody, where he was a partner.  He has over two decades of experience originating large commercial real estate loans, with an emphasis on loans included in CMBS.

Ceriello has also worked on mezzanine debt and workouts of distressed real estate, as well as equity investments and the purchase, sale, restructuring and foreclosure of performing and non-performing commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans.

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