Kerri DeRuyter practices primarily in the area of renewable energy project finance, with an emphasis on complex real estate issues and collateral structuring and perfection. In addition, Kerri has represented borrowers and lenders in loan transactions of all sizes, specializing in commercial, corporate and real estate finance across all business lines. She has particular experience in the acquisition, development and financing of office, retail and industrial properties, leasing and structured credit financing.
In addition, Kerri regularly advises clients in traditional real estate and general corporate matters and also advises lenders in connection with loans in the non-profit sector. She also represents franchisors regarding corporate governance, franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documentation and related compliance matters.
Kerri developed a strong background in commercial real estate finance while working at the Charlotte and New York offices of a major international law firm, where her practice included the representation of the administrative agent in multi-lender syndicated real estate facilities. Kerri has substantial prior experience in connection with the origination and modification of complex permanent, construction and mezzanine financing projects secured by diverse collateral located in North Carolina, New York and geographic areas throughout the country. She also frequently represented international lenders in portfolio-based fee and leasehold construction and permanent financings, refinancings and workouts. Kerri has experience in CMBS originations, asset-backed securitizations and other types of structured finance transactions.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, Kerri was an associate at an international law firm located in New York, where she advised on a wide range of transactions, including public and private securities offerings and purchases, secured bank and non-bank lending and borrowing transactions and mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic investments and partnerships involving public and private companies.