Friedman & Springwater LLP

T. Scott Bucey


Scott Bucey focuses his practice on commercial lending, real estate, and business transactions.

Scott has over thirty years of experience representing top-tier banks and other institutional lenders in lending, finance, and creditors’ rights matters. Scott represents lenders nationwide in negotiating, documenting and closing commercial real estate loan originations, including term, revolving, and construction loans. Scott’s lender work has included loan modifications and restructurings; loan assumptions; partial releases or substitutions of collateral; subordination and intercreditor agreements with junior lenders; matters involving lien priority and real property title issues; and cash collateralization and cash management issues.

Scott’s real estate experience includes the representation of real estate owners, investors, and operators in commercial property-related matters including purchase and sale transactions, leasing, property management, easements, CC&R’s, and owner/operator contracts with vendors and service suppliers. Scott has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting agreements related to the telecommunications industry, including joint build and indefeasible right of use agreements. Scott also has experience regarding last mile operational issues.

Prior to joining Friedman & Springwater LLP, Scott was a partner at the Real Estate Law Group and practiced at Pepler Mastromonaco, Winston & Strawn LLP and Murphy Sheneman Julian & Rogers LLP. He began practicing law at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, Ohio. Scott received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and received his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

Representation of lender in origination of homebuilder loans for development and construction of residential projects, including $40 million loan for residential project in San Francisco Bay Area, and $22 million loan for development of residential neighborhood in Southern California.

Representation of lender in origination of multi-property portfolio loans, including $240 million acquisition loan secured by over 50 drugstore property sites located in 27 states, and $70 million loan secured by 63 restaurant properties located in 15 states.

Representation of lender/collateral agent in $160 million syndicated loan secured by Chicago apartment building.

Representation of lender in $110 million loan secured by downtown Seattle office tower, and $30 million loan secured by upscale hotel properties in New York and San Francisco.

Landlord representations in leasing of office, retail, and industrial spaces.

Representation of property owners in lease and license agreements for rooftop antennae, cell towers, and telecommunications and solar installations.

Representation of hospitality property owners in negotiating and drafting of third-party vendor contracts for supplies and services.