Christina has extensive experience representing national and local real estate companies with respect to leasing and bankruptcy matters. Christina uses her commercial real estate experience to assist and advise municipalities with respect to land-use issues including zoning compliance, comprehensive development plan modifications, annexations and other ordinances impacting real estate and related property issues.
Christina has represented shopping center landlords in major retail-tenant bankruptcies in courts located in Delaware, New York, Florida and California. Notable tenants include RadioShack Corporation, Borders Group, Inc., Blockbuster, Inc., Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video, Friendly’s, Linens ‘N Things, Ritz Camera and KB Toys. 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. Outside of the bankruptcy context, Christina represents landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use property leases.
Christina has represented both borrowers and lenders with respect to mortgage-backed real estate transactions including acquisition loans, construction loans, loan refinancing and loan modification agreements.
Christina also regularly advises real estate lenders and borrowers in capital market transactions regarding substantive non-consolidation and routinely provides opinions regarding the same.
- 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).