Tanisha Edwards joined Ropes & Gray in 2017 and practices in the real estate investments and transactions group. She has represented institutional real estate investors, domestic and foreign private equity funds, public and private REITs and investment banks in connection with a variety of matters including complex acquisitions and dispositions, mortgage and mezzanine financings, loan modifications, repurchase facilities and joint ventures involving a wide range of real estate asset classes including office, self storage, healthcare and mixed-use properties. Tanisha also advises on e-signature compliance for fund sponsors, hedge funds and other private funds in connection with the formation and restructuring of open-end and closed-end funds. Tanisha maintains an active pro bono practice and routinely works with non-profits.
- Represented a prominent real estate finance company in connection with its $1 billion collateralized loan obligation issuance, which financed pari passu participation interests in 31 of the company's large balance of commercial real estate loans previously financed under the company's repurchase facilities with 5 different counterparties. The total transaction value of the deal exceeded $2.8 billion.
- Represented the real estate arm of a global investment firm in the sale of a multi-campus life science portfolio of 18 buildings in North Carolina's Research Triangle for $405 million.
- Represented an impact investing portfolio in its acquisition of a provider of skills development and digital credentialing solutions.
- Represents sellers (private and public real estate investment trusts and other private entities) and buyers (major commercial banks) in negotiating, closing and restructuring master repurchase facilities to finance commercial real estate loans.
- Representing various nationally recognized private equity sponsors in their acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies, with deal sizes ranging from $10 million to $2 billion, in a wide variety of industries.
- Co-Author, “Commercial Real Estate in the United States,” Practical Law (August 2020)
- Tanisha M. Edwards,The Banking Shuffle: Barring the Reordering of Consumer Transactions and Other Recommendations, 20 N.C. Banking Inst. 253 (2016).
- JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2017; Articles and Notes Editor, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal Vol. 21
- BA (Journalism and Mass Communications/Political Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014