Joy A. Barrist offers a full range of commercial real estate law services
involving the finance, acquisition, sale, lease and development of complex
multimillion-dollar real estate projects throughout Delaware, around the
country and internationally. She regularly represents banks and lending
institutions, private equity firms, investors, developers, owners, landlords,
Joy consistently represents both lenders and borrowers in various types of
commercial real estate financing transactions, including acquisition,
development and construction lending. Her experience also includes
CMBS and mezzanine debt transactions. She handles finance and other
real estate matters for all asset classes including multifamily, hospitality,
office, retail, industrial, mixed-use and medical.
Joy represents financial institutions as lead lenders and participants in
syndicated loan transactions. Her practice also includes the representation
of lenders in workouts, financial restructuring, loan sales and the purchase
of loan pool portfolios.
In addition to real estate finance, her experience extends to asset-based
finance (including equipment, inventory and receivables financing),
working capital lines of credit and various other complex commercial loan
Joy’s practice also includes representations with respect to other real
estate and general business matters such as easements, lot purchase
agreements, sale and purchase of business assets and ownership
interests in business entities, the formation of Delaware entities and the
rendering of legal opinions in finance and other commercial transactions.
She is a frequent speaker on topics of commercial real estate and in
particular, real estate finance and construction lending.
The current edition of Chambers USA includes her among listed Delaware
real estate practitioners, noting Joy "as someone who is 'incredibly
responsive, insightful and asks the right questions.'"
Joy is the vice practice group leader of the firm's Transactions and
Corporate Counseling Group as well as co-chair of the firm's Women's