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Frank David Endebrock

Frank David Endebrock

German Attorney at Law since 1998
Partner at SCHIEDERMAIR since 2015
  

Practice Areas

Frank Endebrock advises and represents clients on all aspects of real estate law. He focuses on complex real estate, commercial lease, and construction matters that often involve interconnections with other areas of the law, including finance and corporate law. He also litigates claims on behalf of his clients – either as plaintiff’s or defense counsel. In addition, Frank has more than 17 years of experience advising on project development matters, complex commercial leases, sale-and-leaseback transactions, and asset management. In connection with these transactions, he routinely drafts and negotiates property-related contracts and real estate financing agreements.

Practice Summary

Real Estate Transactions

Frank represents and advises both international and domestic real estate investors in real estate acquisitions, whether individual parcels, real estate portfolios, hereditary building rights, office space, retail space, logistics centers, commercial or residential property, or hotels, or space to be used as an archive. For these transactions, Frank is responsible for due diligence matters (including the review of any regulatory restrictions) as well as drafting and negotiating associated agreements. These transactions may be domestic or cross-border transactions.

Commercial Leases

Frank advises and represents large-scale commercial landlords and commercial tenants in terms of negotiating and drafting commercial leases, including forward leases, change of use situations, public law issues, and registered and secured rights of use matters. He also advises on construction, architectural, and engineering matters as they may arise for landlords or tenants. As part of his commercial lease practice, Frank also regularly prepares form lease agreements and advises on security deposit matters as well as on utility and ancillary charges.

Asset Management

As part of his asset management practice, Frank provides legal advice related to all aspects of real estate, including concluding and terminating management agreements, easements, land register is-sues, construction agreements and contracts with architects, hereditary building rights, and condominium issues.

Real Estate Finance

Frank has extensive experience representing borrowers or institutional financial lenders in negotiating and implementing real estate credit securities as they relate to financing, re-financing, or portfolio restructuring transactions.

Litigation

In relation to any of the practice areas set forth above, Frank regularly litigates matters on behalf of his clients, specifically as a dispute may relate to a commercial lease, the consummation of a real property transaction, real estate broker issues, construction or architectural issues, contestable conveyances as they relate to an insolvency, foreclosures, or the liability of public officials. Depending on the circumstances, Frank is often able to reach an out of court settlement with the adversary.

Representative Client Matters

  • Represented Arminius Real Estate Opportunity Fund in real estate portfolio acquisitions, financing matters, ongoing asset management matters as well as litigation
  • Represented Fidelity Real Estate Investment Management in the acquisition of office and logistics property located in Berlin from Dexus Glog Trust that was occupied by DHL
  • Represented CitCor Residential Group in the sale of a portfolio of more than 5,000 residential and 210 commercial units located in eastern Germany to Deutsche Annington (now Vonovia)
  • Represented SEB Asset Management (now Savills Investment Management) in the sale of a pan-European logistics portfolio of 18 properties located in eight different countries to Logicor, Blackstone’s European logistic platform. The transaction value of the portfolio was EUR 275 million
  • Represented DeWAG Deutsche WohnAnlage GmbH, a German real estate investor and asset manager with approximately 14,500 residential units under management in the re-financing of a residential portfolio comprising more than 3,000 units, located primarily in the German states of Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Northrhine-Westfalia, and Hesse. The financing was for approximately EUR 130 million
  • Represented an international automotive group in its facility expansion and all matters related to facility management
  • Represented IMMOVATION AG in concluding a large-scale commercial lease for the central archive of land registers of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg located on the former production site of Salamander GmbH (a shoe manufacturer) in Kornwestheim, Germany
  • Advised and represented a major French bank on the financing of various hotel project developments and the re-financing of a holiday park
  • Represented Rynda Property Investors in a portfolio re-structuring and commercial leasing matter

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

  • “On the Term of a ‘Lost Building Subsidy’ – Maturity Despite Construction Deficiency and Controversial Rights“, comment on the Higher Regional Court of Dresden, July 15, 2014 opinion – 5 U 52/14, Zeitschrift für Immobilienrecht, 5-6/2015
  • “Compliance with the Written Form of a Lease Agreement of a Civil Law Partnership by Signa-ture of One Sole Partner Using the Firm Stamp“, comment on Federal High Court of Justice opinion of January 23, 2013 – XII ZR 35/11, Zeitschrift für Immobilienrecht, 10/2013
  • “No Claim on Default Interest in Case of a Delayed Payment of Reconciliation Proceeds Following a Delayed Reconciliation”, comment on Federal High Court of Justice opinion of December 5, 2012 – XII ZR 44/11, Zeitschrift für Immobilienrecht, 5-6/2013
  • “Country Q&A - Germany” chapter in Corporate Real Estate 2007/2008 Handbook, pp. 105 - 113 (co-author with Dr. Jörg Michael Lang – Mayer Brown LLP); part of Cross-Border Handbooks series published by Practical Law Company

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “Alteration of a Land Charge“ Attorney-Notary Workshop at the Spring Academy of the German Bar Association (as reported in Anwaltsblatt 2014, p. 538)
  • Various in-house seminars covering commercial leases, energy saving law, security deposits, and hotel management agreements

Education and Career

Frank has been a German Attorney at Law since 1998 and a Partner at SCHIEDERMAIR in Frankfurt since 2015. He is a Member of SCHIEDERMAIR’s Corporate Law, M&A, Tax, and Notarial Services Practice. Prior to joining SCHIEDERMAIR, Frank practiced at the Frankfurt office of MAYER BROWN LLP for 12 years (from 2003 to 2015) where he was named Salary Partner in 2006. From 2000 through 2002 he served as in-house counsel in Munich at MEAG REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT GMBH, the asset management arm of the MUNICH RE-GROUP. Frank started his career as a lawyer at the German firm of GRAF VON WESTPHALEN FRITZE & MODEST in Cologne, where he practiced from 1998 through 2000. Frank studied law at the University of Cologne. As part of his post-graduate legal training period (Referendariat) in the German state of Northrhine-Westfalia, he worked at an attorney and notary’s office in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Professional Recognition

Regularly listed as a “Frequently Recommended Lawyer“ in the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)

Languages

German
English
French (basic knowledge)