Kiamesha-Sylvia G. Colom

Partner Indianapolis
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Summary

Kiamesha focuses her practice in the areas of real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, sale leaseback transactions and real estate municipality work), real estate lending and commercial finance transactions and related business transactions.

Kiamesha helps developers, corporate real estate departments, municipalities, tenants and landlords achieve their real estate goals related to development projects, drafting and negotiating of lease documents, negotiating transfer documents and ultimately getting the deal done.

Kiamesha has closed numerous SBA, USDA and conventional commercial loans for commercial lenders and borrowers related to real estate, equipment, machinery and C&I lending.

Kiamesha's extensive base of knowledge covers an array of commercial loan types, including government guaranteed lending, asset based line of credits, term loans, real estate transactions and construction loans. Additionally, she has assisted banks with recovery of yearly financial documents, past due funds, liquidation and government guaranteed purchasing processes.

Kiamesha also assists minority, women, veteran and disabled owned businesses with attaining state and city certifications.

Awards

  • Recipient, Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty under 40," 2018

  • Winner, Indy's Best & Brightest, Law Category (2018)

  • Named a Indianapolis Foundation Fellow, 2017

  • Recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer in Chambers USA for Real Estate

  • Named a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2016

  • Recipient, Top 40 Young Lawyer Award, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2016

  • Named a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2015

  • Recipient, Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Up & Coming Lawyer Award, 2014

  • Recipient, Indiana State Bar Association “Outstanding Young Lawyer” Award, 2011

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series participant, Class X

  • Listed, Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017, 2018

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Education

  • Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2007)
  • Mercy College (M.S. Ed.) (2004)
  • Manhattanville College (2002)

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Notable Matters

  • Represented a bank in connection with a $6 million loan for the construction of an industrial warehouse distribution facility containing approximately 132,000 square feet in Greenwood, Ind.
  • Attended and received a Certificate of Completion from the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) for its SBA 504 Loan Closing course.
  • Represented a municipality in the sale of real estate involving a historical structure that had to be relocated.
  • Represented a national lending institution in the financing of a $25 million student housing building. The University of Indianapolis broke ground on a four-story, 480-occupant apartment building designed to expand housing options for students. A joint venture with developer Strategic Capital Partners, the project is part of the university's plan to improve the campus experience while also elevating the quality of life in the surrounding University Heights neighborhood.
  • Represented a national lending institution in the financing of a $28 million multi-family project in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Represented a regional client in a large sale-leaseback transaction involving several parcels of industrial real estate located in varying states.
  • Represented a regional lender, turned developer in the development of a large retail shopping center.
  • Represented borrower in a $2.5 million SBA 504 transaction.
  • Represented borrower in a $3.5 million SBA business acquisition matter.
  • Represented borrower in a $4.5 million SBA 504 transaction.
  • Represented lender in review of SBA files for audit preparedness due to an impending audit by the Office of the Comptroller for Currency.
  • Represented lender in the review and revision to a franchise agreement for an entity not on the SBA’s Franchise Registry for compliance.
  • Represented lender to developer on a multi-use project in Tennessee with TIF bonds as part of the funding and loan proceeds in excess of $40 million.
  • Represented municipality in acquisition of land for the development of a fire station.
  • Represented the buyer/borrower in connection with a $9.5 million dollar transaction to acquire two properties for the development of a mixed-use student housing project in Bloomington, Ind.
  • Represented various lenders in numerous SBA business acquisition matters.
  • Represented various lenders in SBA 7a and 504 matters involving the acquisition of owner occupied real estate.
  • Represented various lenders in the assignment and assumption of SBA 7a, 504 and CAPline credit facilities.

Speeches and Publications

  • "Letters of Intent & Similar Comfort Instruments: Enforceability and Related Issues," ICSC Conference, October 26, 2018
  • "Real Estate Closings 101," Real Estate Law Boot Camp - National Business Institute, Aug. 2, 2018
  • "Overview of SBA & USDA Loan Transactions," July 18, 2018
  • "Letters of Intent," RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate – Monthly CE Training, June 27, 2018
  • "Representing Businesses in Transactions with SBA and Financial Institutions," ICLEF, June 13, 2018
  • "Letters of Intent," Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference, May 4, 2018
  • “Letters of Intent and Other Comfort Instruments” ICSC 2017 OH, KY, IN, MI, PA Retail Development & Law Symposium, March 1, 2018
  • “Real Estate Due Diligence,” National Business Institute – Real Estate Transactions From A to Z, Dec. 4, 2017
  • “Management Agreements and Broker Law Updates and Minimizing Risk,” RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate – Monthly CE Training, June 14, 2017
  • “Ethics,” RESOURCE Commercial Real Estate – Monthly CE Training, May 10, 2017
  • “Top 10 Interviewing Tips and Guidance on Developing a Personal ‘Elevator Speech’,” Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, March 17, 2017
  • “Expediting Closing Times…Facts or Myths?” Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors, March 9, 2017
  • “The ABCs of Leasing Tenants with SBA Loans,” ICSC 2017 OH, KY, IN, MI, PA Retail Development & Law Symposium, March 3, 2017
  • “Real Estate Closings from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, Dec. 1, 2016
  • “Letters of Intent and Similar Comfort Instruments: Enforceability and Related Issues,” Indianapolis Bar Association, Sept. 21, 2016
  • “Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions,” National Business Institute, April 7, 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Indy Chamber

    Member, Hispanic Business Council Executive Committee

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

    IndyCrew Member, Chair, CREW Network Committee, 2018; Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2017

  • U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program

    Designated Attorney, 2016-present

  • Executive Women in Finance

    Member

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member; Real Estate Executive Committee, 2016-present; Business Law Committee – Executive Committee, 2009-2016; Pro Bono Standing Committee, Legal Line Co-Chair, 2014-2017

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

    2015 Fellow

Community Involvement

  • La Plaza

    Board Chair, Executive Committee Member, 2016-present

  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

    Member, Board of Directors, 2016-present

  • Indianapolis Cultural Investment Advisory Council

    Member, 2017-present

  • The Milk Bank

    Member, Board of Directors, 2014-2017

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

    Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2015

  • Flanner House

    Member, Board of Directors, 2008-2010