STEPHEN B. MEISTER is a founding partner of Meister, Seelig & Fein, LLP, where he represents real estate investment trusts, real estate private equity firms, hedge funds, banks, real estate developers, and investors. Well known throughout New York City for the powerful deal-making presence he brings to high-stakes negotiations, he is also nationally recognized for the trial skills he brings to bear in complex lender liability cases, mortgage and mezzanine equity collateral foreclosures, affordable housing cases, mandamus proceedings against state and municipal agencies, rent control laws, contract disputes, business tort actions, legalmalpractice, and brokerage commission claims. Meister appears regularly on Fox News and CNBC, and writes op-ed pieces for the New York Post that are reprinted by many online news sites. Mr. Meister is often quoted or featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, Crain's New York Business, Real Estate Weekly, The Real Deal, and other business journals and daily newspapers around the country.
Chapter 1 The Housing Bubble.
Chapter 2 The Bubble Implodes.
Chapter 3 Capital Markets Supporting U.S. Commercial Real Estate.
Chapter 4 CRE Values and Loan Defaults.
Chapter 5 Putting Off the Day of Reckoning.
Chapter 6 Tranche Warfare.
Chapter 7 Loans to Own and Chilling the Bid.
Chapter 8 Funding Cessations and Extension Fights.
Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Considerations.
Chapter 10 Multifamily Market.
Chapter 11 Governmental Actions Caused the Affordable Housing Crisis.
Chapter 12 Governmental Reactions to the Housing Crisis.
Chapter 13 Assessing Blame for the Financial Crisis.
Chapter 14 The Centerpiece for Real Reform.
Chapter 15 Other Areas Requiring Reform.
About the Author.