Margot Mendelson Hammond is a Boston attorney who focuses her practice on a wide variety of real estate transactions. Ms. Hammond is well-versed in net leasing and commercial lending, including matters involving institutional lenders and underwriters in credit tenant lease financings and commercial mortgage loan originations.

Ms. Hammond has handled more than $3.5 billion of sale-leaseback private placements and 144As relating to hundreds of commercial properties across the United States, as well as $2.5 billion of lease financings of U.S. government facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings, headquarters buildings, retail properties, equipment and university properties in permanent and construction-to-permanent loans. In addition, she has handled more than $2 billion of commercial mortgage loans secured by hospitality, office, retail, U.S. government and garage properties.

Ms. Hammond's representative engagements include: 

  • Represented an investment bank as underwriter and initial purchaser in a $740 million sale-leaseback financing of 166 fee and leasehold properties in 34 states, leased to a large retail and healthcare company 
  • Represented an institutional investor as lender in a series of five cross-collateralized and cross-defaulted construction-to-permanent lease financings of buildings leased to the General Services Administration on behalf of the U.S. government, totaling $385 million 
  • Represented four institutional investors as lenders in a $330 million construction-to-permanent lease financing of a headquarters building in Illinois, leased to an insurance company 
  • Represented 11 institutional investors in the novation of $185 million of residual value insurance policies relating to 13 loans


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., International Relations, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • American College of Investment Counsel, Fellow