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Frances Hyewon Kim-Chriscoe

Frances Hyewon Kim-Chriscoe

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
frances.kim@nelsonmullins.com

Frances primarily focuses her commercial real estate practice in representing commercial real estate lenders, including life insurance companies, regional and national banks, national CMBS lenders, and other fixed-income lenders. Frances’s experience encompasses a wide range of transactions for permanent and construction financing, including syndicated and single-lender credit facilities, CMBS loans, bridge loans, balance sheet loans,...

Frances primarily focuses her commercial real estate practice in representing commercial real estate lenders, including life insurance companies, regional and national banks, national CMBS lenders, and other fixed-income lenders. Frances’s experience encompasses a wide range of transactions for permanent and construction financing, including syndicated and single-lender credit facilities, CMBS loans, bridge loans, balance sheet loans, and mezzanine loans. Additionally, Frances regularly represents clients in a variety of other related matters, including loan sales, non-disclosure agreement negotiations and loan servicing matters. 

Frances Hyewon Kim-Chriscoe

and mezzanine loans. Additionally, Frances regularly represents clients in a variety of other related matters, including loan sales, non-disclosure agreement negotiations and loan servicing matters. 

Frances primarily focuses her commercial real estate practice in representing commercial real estate lenders, including life insurance companies, regional and national banks, national CMBS lenders, and other fixed-income lenders. Frances’s experience encompasses a wide range of transactions for permanent and construction financing, including syndicated and single-lender credit facilities, CMBS loans, bridge loans, balance sheet loans,... and mezzanine loans. Additionally, Frances regularly represents clients in a variety of other related matters, including loan sales, non-disclosure agreement negotiations and loan servicing matters. 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Experience

  • Closed hundreds of transactions representing life insurance companies, national commercial mortgage-backed securities lenders, and other fixed-income lenders
  • Assisted in the onboarding of new loan programs for various clients
  • Advised as program counsel in the drafting and revision of form credit documents for various lenders

Representative Transactions

  • Represented national lender in a $120 million loan secured by a variety of multifamily residential apartments in Texas
  • Represented national lender in a $50 million construction loan for the development of a multifamily residential complex in Florida and represented mezzanine lender in a related $11 million mezzanine loan
  • Represented CMBS lender in a $46 million loan secured by a multifamily apartment complex in Georgia
  • Represented national lender in a $79 million loan secured by a mixed-use facility with retail and residential components in Pennsylvania
  • Represented national lender in a $39 million loan secured by a portfolio of industrial warehouses in North Carolina, Connecticut, and New Jersey

Previous Professional Experience

  • Associate, Lawrenceville, GA law firm (2016-2017)
  • Independent Researcher, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (2016)
  • Summer Associate, Lawrenceville, GA law firm (2015)
  • Summer Associate, Columbus, GA law firm (2014)

Externship

  • Legal extern, Chick-fil-A, Inc. (2015)

Internship

  • Intern, the Honorable Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Court of Appeals of Georgia (July-Aug. 2014)

Educational Activities

  • University of Georgia School of Law
    • Teaching Assistant to professor Christian R. Turner- Legislation and Regulation (2015)
    • Negotiations Team- Training Chair
    • Dean’s Ambassador
    • Asian Law Students Association

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude (2016)
    • Executive Board, Senior Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review
    • Best Draft, Regional Transactional Law Meet, Chicago (2016)
  • University of Georgia, BA, Political Science and Journalism, magna cum laude (2013)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Member of Leadership Counsel for Legal Diversity Pathfinders Class of 2022
  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA), Member
  • Korean American Bar Association (KABA), Member
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Member
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, Member