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Members of Miller Canfield's Capital Markets Lending Group Move to Troy Office

January 26, 2004

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. announces that James A. Simpson, senior counsel; Katheryne L. Zelenock, senior counsel; and Tad J. Green, director of loan closing operations, have moved to the firm’s Troy office at 840 West Long Lake Road, Suite 200; phone: 248/879-2000. They previously resided in the Detroit office.

James A. Simpson is co-leader of the Capital Markets Lending Group and is a member of the Real Estate Group. He has been closing or supervising counsel for a diverse group of national and regional lenders on the closing of well over 500 loans destined for securitization and secured by commercial and multifamily real estate in nearly all 50 states. His practice has included designing both documentation and execution of both conduit and bank mortgage, commercial and construction loan programs. Additionally, he has broad experience with aggregate portfolios in excess of $4 billion, representing owners, developers, contractors, syndicators, landlords and tenants of real estate, as well as corporate acquisition. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Mortgage Bankers' Association of America (Commercial eMortgage Work Group), Commercial Mortgage Securities Association, Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (Commercial Work Group) and has served as a special commercial mediator for the Oakland County Circuit Court. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University, and his B.A. in pre-law is from Michigan State University. He resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Katheryne L. Zelenock is co-leader of the firm’s Capital Markets Lending Group, and is a member of the Real Estate Group. She represents national and regional lenders, mortgage bankers and loan servicers, as well as borrowers, developers and property managers in real estate, commercial finance, and business litigation matters. Her practice focuses on real estate and commercial finance, with emphasis on capital markets, conduit and bank financing. She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Mortgage Bankers' Association of America (Commercial eMortgage Work Group), Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (Technology Initiatives Committee), Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (Commercial Work Group), and Commercial Real Estate Women of Detroit. She received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. Her undergraduate degree in political science and communications is from the University of Michigan. She resides in Birmingham, Michigan.

 

Tad J. Green is manager of loan closing operations of the Capital Markets Lending Group, and is a member of the Real Estate Group. He is responsible for process management of all loans for which the firm is engaged as closing counsel; supervision of legal assistants with closing processing; communication and coordination with clients, borrowers and third parties; coordination of these activities with the firm's responsible attorneys; and ongoing process analysis. Prior to his engagement by Miller Canfield, he managed and directed the daily servicing responsibilities of one of the nation's largest CMBS loan servicing companies. He is also highly experienced with commercial mortgage software development, loan servicing transfers and data conversions, and escrow administration. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers' Association of America and the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA). He received a B.A. in business administration from Kansas Wesleyan University and is a licensed Michigan Real Estate Agent. He resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

 

The 300-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland.