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27 Jul

Friedlander Misler lawyers Rebecca Urland Monzi, Jennifer Jette and Li Ann Butterfield Watson successfully negotiated a property acquisition and financing on behalf of a client. The acquisition was for a $150,000,000 Class-A multifamily property in Howard County, Maryland. This transaction acted as the 1031 exchange for sale of three different properties in April 2022. It was also structured for the three exchangers to own and operate the property as tenants-in-common. Rebecca, Jennifer and Li Ann also negotiated $86.3 million in financing for the client through a private equity real estate firm. Rebecca Monzi, a Principal at Friedlander, concentrates her practice in real estate development, working with developers, investors and financial institutions. She supports clients in all aspects of the acquisition, development, sale and financing of commercial, industrial and mixed-use property, multi-family housing, affordable housing projects, retail centers, construction lending, mezzanine financing, bridge financing, syndicated loans, securitized financing, and like-kind exchanges. […]

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07 Jul

Friedlander Misler partner Jennifer Jette was featured in the law.com Q&A Series “How I Made It” in an article published on July 1, 2022, “How I Made Partner: ‘Make Yourself Irreplaceable. Show Up and Be Dependable,’ Says Jennifer Weissman Jette of Friedlander Misler.” Jennifer joined the firm in 2014 after graduating from Emory Law School, and was named a partner in the real estate and commercial transactions practice in January 2022. Jennifer explains in the article, “I want to help more women infiltrate commercial real estate law. Commercial real estate has forever been very male dominated, and I am excited to see, and also help, more women enter this industry.” She attributes her path to partnership to “a combination of character traits and performance in my seven years as an associate. I worked to make myself irreplaceable, or as close to irreplaceable as possible,” and noted that having a strong […]

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18 May

Friedlander Misler lawyers Rebecca Urland Monzi, Jennifer Jette and Li Ann Butterfield Watson successfully negotiated a property acquisition and financing on behalf of a client. The acquisition was for a $122,500,000 Class-A multifamily property in Fort Myers, Florida. This transaction acted as the 1031 exchange for sale of three different properties in April 2022. It was also structured for the three exchangers to own and operate the property as tenants-in-common. Rebecca, Jennifer and Li Ann also negotiated $55 million in financing for the client through a private equity real estate firm. Rebecca Monzi, a Principal at Friedlander, concentrates her practice in real estate development, working with developers, investors and financial institutions. She supports clients in all aspects of the acquisition, development, sale and financing of commercial, industrial and mixed-use property, multi-family housing, affordable housing projects, retail centers, construction lending, mezzanine financing, bridge financing, syndicated loans, securitized financing, and like-kind exchanges. […]

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11 Apr

Friedlander Misler is pleased to announce the addition of 3 new associates Li Ann Butterfield Watson, Vania M. Smith and Rishele Y. Ellison.   “As we provide counsel to national and global companies, as well as businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, our law firm continues growing,” said David M. Astrove, a principal and managing member of Friedlander Misler. “I am very pleased to welcome Li Ann, Vania, and Rishele, they are certain to be great additions to our team.”   Both Li Ann and Vania will practice on the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Transactions practice groups. Rishele will practice on the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group.    Li Ann practiced in Stamford, Connecticut before joining our firm, representing clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, trusts and estates, and corporate formation. She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School.   Vania joins our firm with over 20 years of experience in commercial real […]

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11 Apr

Friedlander Misler is excited to announce that attorney Jennifer W. Jette was promoted to member. Practicing in the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Transactions practice groups, Jennifer focuses on representing borrowers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, and counsels clients on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and leasing matters. Jennifer received her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She joined Friedlander Misler in 2014. “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to our firm’s partnership as a member of Friedlander Misler,” said David M. Astrove, a principal and managing member of Friedlander Misler. “Jen is a highly skilled attorney who is dedicated to the success of her clients’ deals across a broad range of industries.”

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