Wade Winkler is a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Mergers + Acquisitions, Banking + Lending, Real Estate and Environmental Practices.
Wade represents a wide range of owner‑managed businesses, including manufacturing, transportation, engineering, construction, environmental, commercial and industrial real estate and marine‑related industries. Wade takes a proactive role in understanding his clients’ businesses and their needs, advising them on their various agreements and transactions, as well as succession planning and tax‑planned reorganizations, working closely with his clients’ tax advisors.
Wade regularly represents both the acquirer and target in private M&A transactions. He understands that the sale of his clients’ businesses represents the most significant business transaction of their careers. Wade works closely with his clients, their tax advisors and consultants to lead them through every step of the sale process so that they are always kept informed and involved in reaching agreements that meet their objectives and result in successful transactions.
Wade also has comprehensive experience advising directors and shareholders of private companies on their rights and obligations and preparing shareholder agreements.
Wade represents clients on the sale and acquisition of commercial and industrial real estate. He regularly advises his clients on the acquisition, construction and financing of industrial and commercial real estate for their businesses to expand. Wade also has significant experience advising clients on the sale of industrial real estate that contains areas of contamination and requires remediation and/or obtaining a Certificate of Completion prior to completion.
Wade has also developed a great deal of experience in commercial leasing acting for both private and institutional landlords and tenants. He has significant experience in advising tenants operating marine‑related businesses on the negotiation of lease agreements with the Port Authority and riparian rights.
Wade has extensive experience in acting for both lenders and borrowers on business operating and construction development loans and related security. He regularly represents lenders on their more complex loan agreements when financing business acquisitions and development projects.