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Jennifer L. Banks - Reston, VA

1775 Wiehle AvenueSuite 400 Reston, VA 20190

Updated: 03/13/2024

Reston Commercial Real Estate Transactions Lawyer

Overview

Jennifer makes it a hallmark of her practice to zealously guard clients' interests while attaining their business objectives. Her strong negotiating strategy moves each transaction toward closing in a cost effective, practical way. She works to understand each party's underlying goals and uses knowledge, experience, and creativity to overcome any obstacle...

Jennifer makes it a hallmark of her practice to zealously guard clients' interests while attaining their business objectives. Her strong negotiating strategy moves each transaction toward closing in a cost effective, practical way. She works to understand each party's underlying goals and uses knowledge, experience, and creativity to overcome any obstacle.

Jennifer, who leads OFP's Finance practice group, provides over 20 years' experience in all areas of commercial real estate transactions and dispute resolution, including purchase and sale, leasing (office, retail, condominiums, warehouse, mixed use, ranging from 900 square feet to 50,000 square feet), real estate and corporate financing (borrowers & lenders), due diligence, and development work. Among her transactions:

• Represented borrower in $25 million commercial mortgage-backed securities loan transaction

• Represented joint venture partner in $7.5 million deal (property purchase, development agreements, and both purchase and construction loans to develop over 60 single family units)

• Successfully negotiated a 50,000 square feet office lease in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, on behalf of tenant

• Represented international non-bank mortgage lender in multi-layered land banking transaction

• Represented Landlord in 10,000 square foot medical office lease to fortune 500 national health care company

• Represented Landlord in 20,000 square foot office/lab/warehouse lease to fortune 500 technology and communications company

• Representing rising real estate investment company, advising on and establishing new business structures and managing ongoing transactions as the company grows and attracts local, national, and international investors

About Jennifer L. Banks

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Leasing
  • Finance (Real Estate and Corporate)
  • Real Estate Business Formation and Governance

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Other Affiliations

  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Northern Virginia (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • September 2014: Resolving Real Estate Related Disputes in Virginia, National Business Institute

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Braddock Road Youth Club Football
  • Odyssey of the Mind

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 1997
    J.D
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, 1991
    B.A
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: Academic Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Major: Economics

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

1775 Wiehle AvenueSuite 400 Reston, VA 20190

Achievements

Honors

  • 2024, "Influential Women of Law," Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2024, The Best Lawyers in America® -- Real Estate Law
  • 2023, Honoree of the Year, Commitment to Career Advancement for Women, CREW Northern Virginia
  • 2023, Arlington magazine’s Top Attorneys — Legal Aid/Pro Bono
  • 2021, Arlington magazine's Top Attorneys - Real Estate
  • 2018, 2023, Virginia Business magazine "Legal Elite" - Real Estate/Land Use

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