Mitchell Kahn has broad expertise on a wide variety of finance, corporate and transactional matters, including real estate, hospitality, and structured finance matters.
Mr. Kahn is an active participant in the hospitality sector, providing structural and legal advice to restaurant investment funds and restaurant operators. Mr. Kahn also often serves as a strategic business and legal advisor to a number of banks and bank holding companies and their boards of directors, particularly those that have recently emerged from bankruptcy or have otherwise been restructured. In addition, Mr. Kahn has represented a variety of financial institutions in transactions involving the buyback of illiquid debt instruments issued into structured vehicles.
Mr. Kahn was a co-founder and the managing principal of Red Pine Advisors LLC, which specializes in providing valuation opinions relating to thinly-traded financial investments, with a focus on structured, commercial real estate, residential real estate and other credit instruments. Red Pine Advisors sold itself to Houlihan Lokey, a Los Angeles-based investment bank, in 2010.
Prior to founding Red Pine. Mr. Kahn was Co-President of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS), a mortgage REIT active in a variety of real estate and structured credit investment asset classes, and President and a founder of Taberna Securities, the broker-dealer subsidiary of RAIT. Under his direction, Taberna was the leading provider of corporate-level unsecured debt capital to REITs and other real estate companies in the form of trust preferred securities and subordinated notes, lending approximately $5.5 billion. Mr. Kahn oversaw the execution of nine CDO transactions totaling $6.5 billion.
Mr. Kahn received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University.
Mr. Kahn is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.