Stephen Cox joined the New York office of law firm Morrison & Foerster as Of Counsel.

Cox has extensive experience structuring and negotiating complex portfolio and commercial mortgage-backed securities real estate transactions.

He also has worked on construction, mezzanine loans, securitized credit facilities and real estate investment trust credit lines in the past.

Previously, Cox worked at Hypothekenbank Frankfurt as managing director and as head of transaction operations and debt capital markets. 

"Stephen adds another accomplished veteran to our team who handles sophisticated commercial financing transactions, including balance sheet, syndicated and CMBS loans," said Mark Edelstein, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Finance and Distressed Real Estate Practices.

He added, "Stephen’s experience structuring, closing and managing highly complex loans for a major commercial real estate bank will prove invaluable to our institutional and other clients and gives us added advantage in the commercial real estate finance market."

Prior to joining Hypothekenbank, Cox was an associate with Shearman & Sterling, representing U.S. and international financial institutions.

"I am excited to join MoFo’s real estate practice. As a former client I know the firm’s highly regarded reputation in this space well and feel it is a great fit for me," Cox said.

He concluded, "I have always been impressed by MoFo’s strength in this practice, and I look forward to contributing to its continued growth and success."