Heather L. Gauweiler is a Partner in our Banking and Commercial Lending Group. Her practice concentrates on the representation of institutional and private lenders in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions and asset-based lending.
She has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of financing arrangements to middle market and small business borrowers, including mortgage loans (both permanent and construction financings), revolving credit and term loan facilities, interest rate swap transactions, letter of credit transactions, government guaranteed loans offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 and 7(a) loan programs and governmentally assisted financing arrangements commonly utilized in project development financings. She has represented lenders in various industry sectors, including not-for-profit, contractor, restaurants and healthcare.
Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Gauweiler worked as an associate in a Manhattan-based firm, where she assisted in all aspects of commercial transactions involving sales, leasing, acquisitions, financings and development, and as an associate in a Long Island-based firm representing large private lenders, regional banks and institutional investors on matters involving real estate litigation.
Mrs. Gauweiler earned her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in sociology from SUNY Cortland. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was a Research Editor on the Hofstra Law Review and Research Assistant to the former Dean of Hofstra University School of Law, Nora V. Demleitner.
Mrs. Gauweiler is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She also serves as a member of the Young Professionals Committee of the Long Island Chapter of the Risk Management Association.
She was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list of Super Lawyers consecutively from 2016 through 2023 and to its Women’s Edition from 2019 through 2023.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
SUNY Cortland, B.A., summa cum laude, 2005
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
New York Metro Rising Stars of Super Lawyers, 2016-2022
Women’s Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2019-2023
Hofstra Law Review, Research Editor
Risk Management Association, Young Professionals Committee – Long Island Chapter
Women’s President’s Organization – Long Island Chapter