Joseph A. Callari


Joseph Callari has been practicing law for over twenty-five years and focuses on the area of commercial real estate finance, including loan workouts and distressed loan purchases, with a strong background in the origination of commercial mortgage loans which are to be securitized in the capital markets. His practice covers a broad spectrum of deal structures and features, such as multi-asset portfolios, multiple classes of debt, mezzanine and other subordinate debt features, including second mortgages and preferred equity, participation and co-lending arrangements among multiple lenders, tenancy-in- common ownership, 1031 exchanges and loans secured by leasehold estates, as well as a variety of collateral property types, both fee and leasehold, across the United States, including retail, office, hotel, multifamily and industrial. Mr. Callari has advised multiple CMBS lenders in connection with the establishment of their commercial mortgage loan conduit programs. Mr. Callari also represents borrowers in connection with their acquisition, disposition and financing of their real estate interests.

Mr. Callari began his legal career as an associate with AmLaw100 firms such as Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. He also worked as senior in-house counsel for MetLife in their Real Estate Investments division.

In 1992, Mr. Callari received his law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Journal of International Business Law.  Mr. Callari received his Bachelor of Arts degree, double majors in Psychology and Sociology, from the State University of New York at Albany in 1983, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.