J. Keith Jones

J. Keith Jones


Charlotte, NC

How Keith Helps Clients

Keith Jones focuses his practice on representation of lenders, master servicers and special servicers in connection with the servicing of CMBS loans and multifamily housing loans (including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans). He provides clients with creative solutions to CMBS loans as well as loan origination and loan servicing issues. He has extensive experience in REMIC tax law, including providing REMIC tax advice and issuing REMIC tax opinions for both CMBS and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loan servicers.Keith’s work includes coordinating loan assumptions, partial collateral releases and substitutions, borrower consent requests, defeasances, non-consolidation opinions and other servicing matters. He also performs corporate M&A and corporate governance work, and routinely provides local counsel opinions for real estate transactions.

What Clients Can Expect

Keith is a true counselor, whose clients appreciate his solutions-based approach and helping them avoid and work through complex, legal roadblocks.

My clients have goals, and my job is to help them achieve them; I help them solve their problems without creating new, unnecessary legal roadblocks.

Outside the Office

Keith is a father to two sons, and he enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis with his wife. He spends many weekends traveling to tennis tournaments with his oldest son, but always makes time for being a swim coach for his youngest son. He enjoys being a thoroughly mediocre golfer and a slightly-less mediocre Sunday School teacher. Keith is also active in the local Charlotte business and legal community.

Proof Points

  • Closed commercial loan origination transactions in excess of $4 billion in loan balances, for national CMBS lenders, and Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
  • Closed servicing transactions for CMBS loan servicers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with loan balances in excess of $3 billion.
  • Closed a $145 million refinance of a high-profile office tower in New Orleans for a prominent national lender, with senior, junior, and multiple mezzanine loan elements.
  • Closed a $175 million acquisition of a high-profile hotel property in Times Square, with multiple layers of senior, junior, and mezzanine loan elements, with related intercreditor agreements and issues.