Enforcing Prepayment Premium Clauses

, New York Law Journal


In their Financing column, Jeffrey B. Steiner and Jason R. Goldstein discuss how the prepayment of a loan in commercial real estate transactions may result in unanticipated economic consequences and write: Counsel representing lenders must take care when drafting provisions designed to protect their clients against the risks associated with prepayments by borrowers. For the broadest protection, such provisions should clearly and unambiguously call for the payment of a prepayment fee upon borrower's default and lender's acceleration of the loan, whether prepayment occurs before, after or during a foreclosure action.

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