Suanne C. St. Charles - Holland & Knight, LLP

Suanne C. St. Charles

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Suanne C. St. Charles is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and practices in the commercial real estate acquisition, disposition and development, real estate finance and C&I (commercial and industrial) finance areas. Ms. St. Charles counsels commercial lenders and private equity funds on a broad range of real estate matters, including secured lending transactions involving acquisition, disposition and development of real estate. She has substantial experience with construction, revolving, permanent, bridge and mezzanine financings involving office, retail, hotel, condominium, industrial parks, mixed-use and multifamily projects. Ms. St. Charles also has extensive experience representing lenders in co-lending and participation financing transactions, intercreditor disputes, work-outs, deeds-in-lieu and foreclosures of nonperforming real estate assets, especially failed condominium development projects. 

Ms. St. Charles acts as counsel on a variety of matters involving real estate transactions, including the following sample matters: 

  • represented a national lender in connection with modifying or enforcing over 500 real estate loans secured by properties throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire 
  • represented a state agency in negotiating a ground lease and related documentation associated with a 15-acre project site (previously used as a highway maintenance facility) redeveloped for use as a 270,000 square foot first class office building 
  • represented the senior lender in the financing of a parking garage facility in the Back Bay area of downtown Boston, involving a large acquisition/construction loan with a major mezzanine lender
  • represented the first mortgage lender in a major financing of the acquisition and construction of a demolition/construction debris waste transfer facility in Brockton, Massachusetts on a Brownfields site
  • represented a state agency in connection with development, permitting and construction of two correctional facilities, one in Western Massachusetts and the other on Cape Cod
  • participated in the representation of a major Massachusetts health insurance provider in the acquisition of a 375,000 square foot office building and the acquisition of a 32-acre parcel of vacant land and development/construction of a large office building, both on the South Shore
  • represented a state agency in foreclosing on two large multifamily projects and on a partially completed affordable housing condominium project on Cape Cod
  • participated in the representation of a state development agency in the sale of an 88-acre parcel of land to be developed into a large manufacturing facility

Boston College Law SchoolJ.D. Carleton UniversityBA
Real Estate Bar Association National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Boston Bar Association American Bar Association New England Women in Real Estate Habitat for Humanity Greater BostonThe Boston Club

Office Location

10 Saint James Avenue, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law