Raul Abad's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions including development, leasing, real estate financing, and acquisitions and dispositions of various real estate assets. Raul works with both public and private clients on complex commercial real estate matters on a local, regional and national basis.
Before joining Gust Rosenfeld, Raul routinely served as lead real estate counsel for clients around the country. He negotiated and closed a multi-million dollar credit facility transaction for a client. He also completed numerous multi-million dollar real estate deals, including representing clients in the acquisition of a $400 million 26-property portfolio of shopping centers in Massachusetts and a 13-property portfolio of restaurant leases in California and Michigan.
Raul has represented various banks and mortgage lenders in bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights matters, including deed in lieu arrangements, receiverships, distressed assets, evictions and related litigation. He represented a global financial services firm in drafting and negotiating a deed in aide of foreclosure agreement and supporting documents for an $11.4 million loan on a resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. He also represented a lender in securitizing a loan on a mining company located in Spain.
In 2005, he served as Editor of that year's edition of Ins and Outs of Foreclosure, the definitive guide on foreclosure issues in Arizona. While in law school, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Henry Budzinski, then-Presiding Judge of the Probate Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago. Raul is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Regis University (B.S., Accounting, 1998; M.B.A., 1999)
The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2002; LL.M., Employee Benefits, 2003)
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Los Abogados, Hispanic Bar Association of Maricopa County, Arizona