Real Estate Finance and Corporate Transparency Act: Reporting and Compliance Issues for Borrowers and Lenders

A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, December 10, 2021

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE course will examine the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and its implications for real estate borrowers and lenders. The panel will discuss the new reporting requirements imposed on borrowers, how the CTA affects lenders and their AML procedures, and the policy considerations behind the law.


The CTA establishes beneficial ownership disclosure and reporting requirements for both newly formed and existing companies. It extends to entities that own or finance commercial real estate, so real estate counsel must understand the disclosure and other requirements of the CTA and the entities to which it applies.

Reporting companies must file with FinCEN a report that identifies both the applicant forming the company and the company's beneficial owners. Any corporation, LLC, or other entity that has filed formation documents in any state is considered a "reporting company" for purposes of the CTA, subject to certain exemptions.

Newly formed entities must submit the disclosure at the time of formation, and existing entities must file the disclosure within two years. A reporting company must also provide updated information to FinCEN within one year upon a change in beneficial ownership.

The CTA adds a new layer of reporting and compliance requirements to real estate finance transactions. Lenders may need to reassess their AML protocols to better match the requirements of the CTA.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the CTA, the new federal reporting requirements it imposes on borrowers, and due diligence issues it presents for lenders.



  1. Basics and policy goals of the Corporate Transparency Act
  2. Key definitions
    1. Reporting company: exemptions
    2. Beneficial owner
  3. Reporting requirements
    1. New entities
    2. Existing entities
    3. Information required
  4. Implications for real estate borrowers and lenders


The panel will review these and other questions concerning the CTA:

  • What kinds of entities are deemed "reporting companies" and who is considered a "beneficial owner" under the CTA?
  • What are the filing requirements for a reporting company that has changed ownership?
  • What are the penalties for a borrower who fails to comply with the CTA?
  • How might the CTA affect a lender's AML policies and procedures in making real estate loans?


Peurach, Matthew
Matthew R. Peurach

Morris Manning & Martin

Mr. Peurach’s practice focuses on structuring commercial real estate transactions, negotiating and drafting...  |  Read More

Weiner, Andrew
Andrew J. Weiner

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Mr. Weiner’s practice is global in scope, with a significant and sustained concentration on transactions in the...  |  Read More

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