Carmen Pagan Joins Romer Debbas as Partner

Romer Debbas, LLP, a recognized authority in the field of real estate law and general practice, is pleased to announce that Carmen I. Pagan, Esq. has joined the firm as Partner and head of the thriving Agency Lending Practice.

A tenured attorney most recently of counsel at Blank Rome LLP, Ms. Pagan excels at representing a wide range of clients from construction lenders, seller/servicers, and other financial institutions in all aspects of commercial lending.  She specializes and excels in helping her clients navigate complex commercial lending matters including conventional loans, senior housing and student housing originated through Freddie Mac Seller/Servicer and Capital Markets Execution programs, and Fannie Mae DUS program. Further, Ms. Pagan has experience representing institutions in credit enhancement for municipal mortgage bond financings.

Ms. Pagan boasts respected and demonstrated experience with portfolio and cross-collateralization loans on the national level and other loans involving industrial development agencies, local municipalities and state housing finance agencies, ground and master leases, IRS Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, historic tax credits, manufactured home communities, affordable housing/subsidized complex structures, as well as real estate investment trusts and other various types of funds, among others.

Most recently, Ms. Pagan was named “Outstanding Woman in Law” by her alma mater, Hofstra University School of Law. This coveted honor acknowledges women, like Ms. Pagan, who have made “meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community.” Romer Debbas is aligned with Ms. Pagan’s ongoing commitment to advancing women’s issues in the workplace and encouraging equity, diversity, and inclusion.

A magna cum laude graduate of University of Puerto Rico, Ms. Pagan is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has also qualified for a waiver to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Integrating innovation with the experience of seasoned attorneys, Romer Debbas, LLP is regarded in the top ten of New York City law firms. Led by Michael J. Romer and Pierre E. Debbas, the firm uniquely focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions with clients in local, national, and international markets. Practice areas also extend to include Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Law, Immigration, Litigation, Taxation, Trusts and Estates.