Kahlil T. Yearwood is Co-Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he serves as a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department, with a practice focused on commercial real estate finance and capital markets.
Mr. Yearwood represents various portfolio lenders (including specialty finance companies, life insurance companies, hedge funds, and banks), debt fund managers, private equity firms, CMBS lenders, and loan servicers in transactions involving loan origination, loan purchases and sales, subordinate debt financing and acquisition, post-closing modifications, and work-outs.
Mr. Yearwood is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for Real Estate in California by legal directory Chambers USA, where he is recognized as having a “celebrated lender-side practice, advising on high-value transactions involving properties across the US,” and noted by clients as being “great at coming up with flexible and creative solutions in situations that require something outside the box.”
In addition, he has been listed as a recommended lawyer for Real Estate and Structured Finance by The Legal 500 (U.S.), and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for excellence Real Estate Law.
Mr. Yearwood is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a frequent speaker on commercial real estate lending and subordinate debt structures.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Yearwood practiced with Dechert LLP since 2005. He received his Juris Doctor in 2005 from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his undergraduate degree in 2001 from the University of California, Berkeley.
University of California - Berkeley - 2005 Juris Doctor
University of California - Berkeley - 2001 Bachelor of Arts