Antonina Prestigiacomo

Partner

Overview

Antonina (“Toni”) Prestigiacomo is a partner and finance business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Prestigiacomo has experience representing commercial lenders across the country in complex real estate and commercial loan transactions. Ms. Prestigiacomo’s practice is primarily focused on commercial lending and real estate transactions. Ms. Prestigiacomo represents commercial lenders and providers of capital in multi-jurisdictional real estate secured, asset-based, structured and sale-leaseback financing transactions. Her commercial lending experience also extends to loan sales, workouts, restructures and modifications, and advising and representing administrative agents and participant lenders in syndicated loan transactions. Ms. Prestigiacomo has represented commercial lenders and providers of capital in a wide variety of commercial finance transactions, including transactions secured by hotels, restaurants, retail centers, and general business assets. Ms. Prestigiacomo is a member of the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions and Real Estate Practices.

Ms. Prestigiacomo’s real estate practice extends to all facets of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, development, dispositions, leasing, financing and property management matters. She has represented, among others, commercial lenders and other providers of capital, as well as developers of mixed use and residential housing projects that use the syndication of low income housing tax credits, new market tax credits, historic tax credits, governmental loans and grant programs, including HOME loans and FHLB Affordable Housing Program Grants.

Education

Ms. Prestigiacomo is a graduate of Northwestern University and received her J.D. degree with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She also holds a master's degree in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Recognition

Ms. Prestigiacomo has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was selected for inclusion in the 2006 - 2009 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers®. In 2007, she was also named one of Madison’s top lawyers in the categories of Financial Services/Commercial Lending by Madison Magazine.* She was awarded a Wisconsin Law Journal 2014 Women in the Law award for her contributions to promoting women in the legal profession and to the Madison community.

Community Engagement

Ms. Prestigiacomo currently serves on the board of directors of Catholic Charities, Inc., Diocese of Madison, as vice chair, and on the board of trustees of Edgewood Campus School as chair of the board. She is the former chairman of the scholarship committee for the Rubin For Kids Fund (a local organization that provides scholarships and other awards to “at risk” kids in the Madison community). She is also a former member of the board of directors of Gilda’s Club of Madison, Inc. 

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Ms. Prestigiacomo is a member of both the Wisconsin and Illinois bars.

*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Representative Matters

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Represented Madison-Kipp Corporation, a precision die casting company, in senior, mezzanine and New Markets Tax Credit financings and corporate matters.
Represented an automotive industry manufacturer in connection with mezzanine loan transaction with senior subordinated secured debt and warrants.
Retained in a commercial foreclosure action seeking to enforce approximately $16 million in real estate loans after the borrowers and guarantors responded aggressively by filing lender liability counterclaims alleging bad-faith failure to renew the loans and misrepresentations of the impact of regulatory orders on the bank's ability to renew the loans. Foley's experience in litigating lender liability cases and aggressive defense tactics, including testing the counterclaims in a day-long evidentiary hearing on a motion to appoint a receiver, resulted in an early and favorable settlement for the client.

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Insights

Foley Attorneys Named 2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
17 December 2009
Wisconsin Super Lawyers