Rex Veal is the Chair of the Corporate, Finance and Real Estate Department. He regularly represents investors in CMBS and CDOs and servicers in the servicing-related aspects of structured finance transactions, as well as the purchase and sale of servicing rights. Mr. Veal has significant experience in the restructuring, pooling and servicing of non-performing financial assets. He represents investors in both initial and secondary market transactions as well as terminating securitization trusts.

Prior to entering private practice, he held a number of senior positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), including Associate General Counsel for the FDIC and Special Counsel (General Counsel) to the RTC. Mr. Veal is active in industry groups including the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association and speaks frequently on the servicing aspects of structured finance transactions and the recovery of troubled assets.

Mr. Veal was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law and Securitization and Structured Finance Law in 2018 and the 11 years immediately preceding. He is ranked nationally in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Capital Markets and Securitization law and was recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009. He has been listed in 2015 and the five years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Real Estate Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (1980)
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., Biology (1978)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (1993)
  • Georgia (1991)
  • Tennessee (1981)

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Experience Highlights

Restructuring of commercial mortgage debt
Represented CMBS special servicer responsible for over $1 billion in total debt in large mall owner/operator bankruptcy and restructuring. more
Subordinate CMBS certificates in over 150 CMBS securitizations
Represented over a dozen different investors in the acquisition of subordinate CMBS certificates in over 150 CMBS securitizations including more
Asset management agreement and transactional structuring for an investment advisory service company
Assisted an investment advisory service company with its asset management agreement for a complex, multibillion dollar transaction involving a more
Acquisition and sale of multimillion dollar portfolio for an investor
Represented investor in the acquisition and subsequent sale of a multimillion dollar portfolio involving total aggregate outstanding debt of over more