Amanda S. Eckhoff


  • Overview


    Amanda Eckhoff is?a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Practice Group. She represents institutional and private lenders, as well as borrowers, in connection with a broad range of real estate financing transactions and related matters.

    Commercial Real Estate Lending

    Mandy's practice is focused on the representation of banks, other institutional lenders, and developers in the financing of real estate projects, commercial acquisitions, term loans, construction loans, loan participations, and loan workouts. She assists clients with?refinancing existing debt. She provides structuring advice at the pre-approval stage, and restructuring advice in connection with working out problem loans. Mandy has represented clients providing loans secured by commercial real estate throughout the United States, such as Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, and Tennessee. She assists clients with their most complicated finance, banking, and commercial real estate legal needs. Her Commercial Real Estate Finance Team closed more than 90 transactions with a value greater than?$800 million in 2017 alone.

    She?has extensive market knowledge, and when changes come up that affect her clients’ business interests, she proactively notifies them and discusses all implications. She focuses on client satisfaction, including executing deals quickly and efficiently.?

    Mandy has represented banks and lenders in connection with loans for the financing of real estate purchases and the construction of real estate developments such as multi-family housing, affordable housing, condominiums, retail projects, office buildings, and storage facilities. She recently represented a lender in a $14.3 million loan transaction for the rehabilitation and construction of a hotel, tennis club, restaurant, and beach club in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and assisted a lender with a $29 million loan to finance the construction of a two-story retail project in New York.

    Pro Bono and Community Involvement

    Mandy is committed to doing pro bono work. She helps the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) by providing free immigration legal services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts. Her community involvement prompted Robinson+Cole to recognize her with the firm’s Community Service Award. Mandy runs marathons in support of charitable organizations, such as the Boston Living Center, which provides food and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Mandy coordinates the firm’s annual Gift-A-Vet holiday gift-giving program, which benefits veterans involved with the New England Center and Home for Veterans. She also launched a firm volunteer program, where she joins other firm employees in regularly serving lunch to veterans at the center.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Representation of lender in $14.3 million loan transaction for rehabilitation and construction of a hotel, tennis club, restaurant and beach club in Harwich Point, Massachusetts, in Cape Cod.
      • Representation of a bank in a $14 million loan transaction involving phased rehabilitation of historic building in Whitman, Massachusetts, and conversion to multifamily apartment building and historic tax credits.
      • Assisted client with a $28 million construction loan to be used to finance initial phases of a 200+ unit, partially affordable residential development in Massachusetts.

      • Represented bank in connection with a $31 million construction loan to be used for the construction of a 250+ unit apartment complex in North Carolina.?

      • Represented a lender client in connection with a $25 million term loan to finance the acquisition of property in Massachusetts.

      • Represented a lender client in connection with a $29 million loan to finance the construction of a two-story retail project in New York.?

      • Assisted a lender client with a $5 million construction loan to finance the acquisition and construction of a self-storage facility in Wisconsin.?

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Real Estate Finance Association
      Co-chair, Program Committee (2021)

      Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
      Past Co-chair of Continuing Education Committee

      American College of Mortgage Attorneys

      Women's Bar Association
      Membership Committee (2005 - present)

      Boston Bar Association (2005 - present)

      Massachusetts Bar Association (2005 - present)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected by her?peers for inclusion in?The Best Lawyers in America??in the area of Real Estate Law for?2021.

      Selected?as a Rising Star to the?2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers?list.

      Selected as?one of Boston's Future Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, 2014


      Robinson+Cole Community Service Award

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      New England Center and Home for Veterans
      Board of Directors

      Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
      Board of Directors
    • Publications


      "Kelo-Provoked Changes to the Rules of Eminent Domain," published in Retail Law Strategist, co-authored with Brian W. Blaesser (6/2008)

      "Public Use Goes Peripatetic: First, Michigan Reverses Poletown and Now the Supreme Court Grants Review in an Eminent Domain Case," published in Planning & Environmental Law, coauthored with Dwight A. Merriam (January, 2005)

      "Regulating Land Use on the Reservation," published in Planning & Environmental Law, coauthored with Jon Witten (March 2004)

    • Presentations


      "Construction Loans and Agreements," sponsored by the Commercial Real Estate Finance and Construction Law Sections of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts. (7/14/2020)
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      "How have your transactions changed within the last 30 days?" as a Real Estate Finance Association virtual discussion. (4/15/2020)
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      "The Impact of LIBOR Changes," as moderator of this Greater Boston Real Estate Board "Education Series" program. (2/25/2020)
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      "Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate Loan Documentation," in Boston (3/20/2019)

      "Women Winning in Business & Beyond," as part of the Women Winning in Business and Beyond event, presented by Santander, at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts (10/16/2018)

      "Winning With Words: How to Improve Your Presentation Game," Women's Roundtable Session presented by the Boston Chapter of the Real Estate Finance Association (6/20/2018)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 25, 2019

        Mandy Eckhoff Speaks on Commercial Real Estate Loan Documentation

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      • June 29, 2018

        Mandy Eckhoff Presents on Public Speaking and Effective Presentations for REFA Boston

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      • June 22, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Employees Lend a Hand to New England Center and Home for Veterans

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      • June 29, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Hosts Young Lenders Happy Hour

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      • December 19, 2014

        Boston Lawyers Address WomenUp Event

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      • February 19, 2014

        Mandy Eckhoff Selected as One of Boston's Future Leaders

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      • December 2, 2010

        National Association of Realtors Honors LandLaw Partner and Firm

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      • August 9, 2010

        Brian Blaesser and Amanda Eckhoff Publish Article on Green Initiatives Impacting Private Development

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America? 2021

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      • September 11, 2019

        Norm Roos Elected President of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys

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      • August 10, 2018

        Mandy Eckhoff Appointed to New England Center and Home for Veterans Board of Directors

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      • December 4, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

      • March 21, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected for Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts

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      • January 18, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces 2013 Counsel Promotions

      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers? Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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