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Private lenders who step into the breach when funds are needed to acquire a site or keep a job moving until a construction or permanent loan is closed frequently look for ways to share in the upside of the project. Becoming a member of the borrower is fraught with difficulty – management time is required, definitions of profits are sometimes elusive and if the deal craters, there may be no profits to share. A recent lender in that position creatively asked for a fixed percentage of revenues of the borrower – no fight over profits needed. It was a condo project and the revenues should be easy ...

Update January 2010: The decision I discuss in my original post was overturned. See my update dated January 21, 2010. The proverbial floodgates of litigation in the co-op world appear to have opened. The first case may be Bleecker St Tenants Corp v. Bleecker Jones LLC where the co-op tried to use the Rule Against Perpetuities to defeat a long term commercial lease signed years ago which no doubt limited rent to 20% of income (NYLJ, 9/4/08, pg 27). The Perpetuities Rule has long bedeviled law students and is a famously esoteric mind-bender. At its most simplistic it prohibits options which ...


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