Christina M. Thompson
Partner1201 North Market Street, 20th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Christina has over 20 years of experience representing property owners, business owners, lending institutions, commercial landlords, municipalities, and tenants in a variety of legal matters. Christina regularly represents clients in transactions involving land acquisition and dispositions, construction, bridge, working capital, acquisition and development and permanent financing loan transactions, lease drafting, review and negotiation for both commercial landlords and tenants for ground, retail, office, mixed-use and industrial leases. Christina is a title insurance agent for two national title insurance companies.
Christina uses her commercial real estate experience to advise municipalities and other government entities with respect to land-use issues including zoning compliance, comprehensive development plan modifications, annexations, ordinances and other matters impacting real estate or involving real property issues. She also has experience addressing wireless telecommunication infrastructure concerns.
Christina also regularly renders substantive nonconsolidation opinions for large securitized transactions on a national level. She renders advice and prepares opinions concerning Delaware corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and statutory trusts.
Christina has represented shopping center landlords in major retail-tenant bankruptcies in courts located in Delaware, New York, Florida, Texas and California. Christina’s representation of landlords frequently involves resolving issues relating to lease compliance including adherence to use restrictions and reciprocal easement agreements, lease modification agreements, assumption and assignment agreements, lease termination agreements and resulting issues. Christina has represented companies in the acquisition of real estate assets from a bankrupt owner, and is well-versed in sales transactions including the drafting and review of asset purchase agreements, sales of assets at auction, and assumption and assignment agreements. She has also represented lenders, equipment lessors and foreclosure professionals.
Christina is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Connolly Gallagher. She was identified in Delaware Today Top Lawyers for real estate law for 2021.
- Quick Sales & Credit Bids, ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, Cambridge, Maryland (2010)
- Opinion Clients: 2019 Amendments to the Delaware Alternative Entity Statutes and Delaware General Corporation Law
- N. Christopher Griffiths and Christina Thompson, Subsequent New Value Defense: Delaware Weighs in on “Paid New Value” Debate, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, (December/January 2010).