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Christopher A. Sickles

Associate

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5385
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Christopher Sickles is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department.  He represents clients in a variety of commercial transactions, including those involving the leasing, acquisition, disposition, and financing of commercial assets.  His clients include developers (commercial and residential), landlords, tenants, equity investors, real estate investment trusts, and pension fund advisers.

Mr. Sickles has extensive experience representing various institutional lenders in real estate financing transactions, including representation of lenders, government sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) program and the Freddie Mac Optigosm Seller/Servicer program.  Mr. Sickles also has experience with real estate financings involving structured credit facilities secured by multifamily housing properties located across the country.  He has handled financings involving various asset classes, including multifamily apartment complexes, senior housing facilities, student housing, and manufactured housing communities.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. Sickles spent several years at another law firm focusing on community development financing transactions, including tax credit transactions designed to promote investment in and development of underserved areas of the country.  In such capacity, he represented developers, community development entities (CDEs), and investors in transactions involving historic tax credits and New Markets Tax Credits.  These transactions financed a wide array of projects, including commercial and residential real estate, assisted living projects, healthcare centers, schools, performing art centers, and other community facilities.

Christopher Sickles is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department.  He represents clients in a variety of commercial transactions, including those involving the leasing, acquisition, disposition, and financing of commercial assets.  His clients include developers (commercial and residential), landlords, tenants, equity investors, real estate investment trusts, and pension fund advisers.

Mr. Sickles has extensive experience representing various institutional lenders in real estate financing transactions, including representation of lenders, government sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) program and the Freddie Mac Optigosm Seller/Servicer program.  Mr. Sickles also has experience with real estate financings involving structured credit facilities secured by multifamily housing properties located across the country.  He has handled financings involving various asset classes, including multifamily apartment complexes, senior housing facilities, student housing, and manufactured housing communities.

Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. Sickles spent several years at another law firm focusing on community development financing transactions, including tax credit transactions designed to promote investment in and development of underserved areas of the country.  In such capacity, he represented developers, community development entities (CDEs), and investors in transactions involving historic tax credits and New Markets Tax Credits.  These transactions financed a wide array of projects, including commercial and residential real estate, assisted living projects, healthcare centers, schools, performing art centers, and other community facilities.

Education

  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, cum laude (2013)
    Senior Articles Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

  • B.A., Boston College (2010)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Affiliations

  • Maryland Bar Association (Real Estate and Tax Sections)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Real Estate and Tax Communities)
  • Urban Land Institute (Young Leaders Group)

Publications

  • “Bridging the Liability Gap: How Kowalski's Interpretation of Reasonable Foreseeability Limits School Liability for Inaction in Cases of Cyber-Bullying,” William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2012)