While every client has their own unique concerns and goals and every deal comes with its own nuances, challenges, risks, and possibilities, Todd Bickel’s focus is always to achieve the best possible result for his clients, while working as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. For nearly 30 years, Todd has leveraged his talents, experience, and insights on behalf of a wide range of clients to successfully shepherd and consummate countless real estate, financing, and business transactions.
Understanding the pivotal role his counsel and efforts play in his clients’ success, Todd invests his personal commitment in their projects. He employs a practical, results-oriented approach to each deal and works closely with each client to advance its goals while protecting its interests.
Todd has extensive experience negotiating and preparing commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements as well as retail, office, and industrial leases, real estate development and usage easements and agreements, forbearance and workout documentation, and commercial loan documentation for a variety of transaction types including real estate acquisition, construction, and development loans as well as asset-based loans. His clients include lending institutions, real estate development companies, individual real estate entrepreneurs, closely held businesses that own and invest in real estate, and entities specializing in asset-based lending and merchant capital advances.
- University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1994
- The Ohio State University, B.A., summa cum laude, with honors
- Ohio (inactive)
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
Represented the lead bank in a loan syndication with credit facilities totaling more than $300 million, secured by real and personal property and involving 26 separate facilities in six states.
Represented a prominent regional lumber company in its acquisition of a lumber business, including two lumberyard facilities. This transaction included negotiating and preparing various asset and real estate acquisition and loan documentation as well as coordinating and completing a “reverse” 1031 exchange in connection with the closing.
Represented a residential developer in the acquisition and financing of a series of three apartment complexes which the client converted into condominiums. The work included negotiating and preparing purchase, sale, and related documentation, as well as complex acquisition, construction, and mezzanine financing documentation for loans totaling more than $145 million.
Represented a developer in the acquisition, financing, development, and leasing of a 350,000-square-foot shopping center anchored by a large national retailer