Alison W. Rind

Commercial Lending and Real Estate Attorney

Principal

awrind@lerchearly.com
7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. in Political Science, 1983)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Overview

Alison Rind is a commercial lending and real estate attorney who represents commercial lenders in loan transactions and other commercial matters, including participants in SBA and other government-guaranteed lending programs. She chairs Lerch Early’s Commercial Lending practice.

Alison understands that her work directly affects her clients’ relationships with their borrowers, and believes the most successful closings are those in which her client and the borrower are both happy. As one of her clients says,

“As a lender, whomever we choose to close our loans ultimately is an extension of our reputation and represents what we stand for, which is service, knowledge, and integrity. By using Alison as our closing counsel, we feel 100% confident that our customers will leave the table with a good impression and smiles on their faces.”

Alison represents six of the top ten lenders on the Washington Business Journal’s “Top SBA Lenders” list, as well as banks and credit unions across the country, helping them close SBA 7(a), SBAExpress, and SBA 504 loans.  She believes taking leadership roles in trade groups targeting the industries in which she practices is imperative in serving her clients’ interests. As such, Alison serves on the boards of directors of the Maryland Commercial Lenders Association, the DC SBA Quality Circle, and the America East SBA Lenders Conference. She serves as a committee member for the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL--Technical Issues and Region III) and is a member and former president of the District of Columbia Land Title Association. She regularly presents seminars and conducts training sessions for clients regarding all aspects of closing commercial loans, including SBA loans.

In addition to government-guaranteed loan programs, Alison handles real estate and asset-secured loans, construction loans, foreclosures, and loan workout arrangements. Her clients include large national and regional financial institutions as well as smaller Washington, DC area community banks. Alison also assists real estate owners with their real estate transactions, acting as borrower’s counsel, negotiating contracts, handling closings, and providing general real estate advice.

Alison came to the Washington area during college and never left. Aside from missing the occasional Philly cheesesteak, she thinks of herself as a true “Marylander”---an avid Orioles fan and Baltimore Ravens supporter. She enjoys both the professional and personal relationships she has developed over the years.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. in Political Science, 1983)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Representative Matters
  • Helped SBA lenders assist their borrowers in closing SBA-guaranteed loans for mom-and-pop businesses needing $100K to $5 million loans for more sophisticated transactions.
  • Closed almost 200 SBA loans in the past two years, and thousands over the years.
  • Helped multiple banks issue asset-based lines of credit under the CAPline program and international trade loan programs.
  • Helped a lender close a 504 loan for the purchase, construction, and development of a franchise day care center.
  • Assisted a bank with a loan for the acquisition of 29 retail locations in five different states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest.
  • Represented client in refinancing more than a half billion dollars secured by business and real estate holdings involving more than 70 entities and nearly 300 properties located in five states/municipalities as part of a loan syndication from a consortium of lenders.
  • Refinanced more than $20 million in loans for client’s real estate ventures in Maryland.
Education & Admissions

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • The George Washington University (B.A. in Political Science, 1983)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2018)
  • Ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • Named "Bar Leader" by Montgomery County Bar Foundation (2006-present)
  • Named "Chairperson of the Year" by Montgomery County Bar Foundation (2006)
  • Received Montgomery County Bar Foundation's President's Citation for Outstanding Service (2014, 2008)
Professional Memberships
  • Maryland Commercial Lenders Association (Board of Directors, 2015-present)
  • America East SBA Lenders Conference (Board of Directors, 2015-present)
  • NAGGL [National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders] (Technical Issues Committee, 2017; Region III Committee Member)
  • SBA Lenders Quality Circle (Board of Directors, 2017)
  • District of Columbia Land Title Association (Current member, President 1993-1994)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (Chair, Golf & Tennis Classic, 2006-present)
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