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Christina Suh

Counsel
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.2487 | F 216.592.5009
overview

Christina Suh represents corporate borrowers, developers, and banks in a variety of complex financing transactions.

Christina has extensive experience structuring, negotiating, and documenting a wide variety of secured and unsecured financing transactions, including agented, syndicated and single-lender loans, construction loans, permanent financings, subordinated debt, and real estate private equity financings across a range of industries, such as industrial, multifamily, office and retail. Christina thinks critically to help clients effectively navigate complex problems, risk management, and long-term strategy.

Outside of professional activities, Christina enjoys cooking, yoga, and long-distance running. She is an avid runner and marathoner.

education & admissions

education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2014); Michigan Journal of Private Equity and Venture Capital Law, Associate Editor; Michigan Access Program
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 2010); Dean's List; YWCA Young Women's Leadership Award

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2014
experience
  • Guided client KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $60-million senior secured revolving credit facility; secured by mortgages on 11 separate veterinary offices and related facilities across nine different states, the facility includes an accordion feature permitting expansion of the revolver to a maximum credit facility of $150 million
  • Represented KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $25-million senior mortgage secured revolving credit facility secured by self-storage and manufactured home properties in Texas, Wyoming, and North Dakota, and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $40 million
  • Advised KeyBank Real Estate Capital on the documentation and closing of a $95-million senior mortgage secured revolving credit facility, initially secured by five office properties located in Texas and including an accordion feature permitting expansion of the facility up to $150 million
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "When is a Lawyer Not a Lawyer? – Personal Conduct & Ethical Obligations," Tucker Ellis Ohio Professional Conduct Program, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2015)

Publications

honors
  • IFLR100, "Rising Star" in Banking (Ohio)
  • "Twenty in their 20s," Crain's Cleveland Business (2017)
affiliations
in the community
  • Make A Wish Foundation
    • Emerging Leaders Associate Board, Co-Chair
  • Crain's Cleveland Business
    • Crain's RISE, Young Professional Advisory Board Member
    • Subscriptions Chair
  • Ohio Progressive Asian Women's Leadership (OPAWL)
    • Leadership Committee
  • University of Pennsylvania Cleveland Alumni Club, Vice President
  • Penn Alumni Interview Program, Co-Chair (Northeast Ohio) 
  • University of Michigan Club of Cleveland, Board Secretary
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of Ohio
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