By Joshua Burd
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla has made another addition to its commercial real estate practice.
The Red Bank-based law firm announced Monday that it has hired Jennivere L. Kenlon, a commercial real estate attorney with a nationwide practice. She joins as a shareholder and is a member of GH&C’s real estate, redevelopment and planned real estate development practice group.
In a news release, GH&C said Kenlon handles the full life cycle of complex commercial real estate and development transactions. Her practice encompasses all aspects of the purchase, sale, development, financing, management and leasing of commercial, office, retail, mixed-use, hotel, medical/research, industrial and warehouse properties.
Kenlon also brings substantial experience in structuring joint ventures often used in connection with real estate matters, the news release said. She represents private equity and institutional investors, property owners, developers and family partnerships in significant commercial real estate transactions and leasing matters.
Previously, Kenlon practiced real estate at both regional and international law firms.
“Jennivere has a broad background in shepherding clients through complex real estate and finance-related matters,” said Michael J. Bruno, co-chair of the firm’s real estate, redevelopment and planned real estate department. “Her significant experience is a tremendous asset to our firm, and we are excited to add Jennivere to our team.”
Kenlon has advised clients on more than $1 billion in debt financings and equity raises for projects nationwide, the news release said. In addition, she advises on entity formation, restructuring and corporate and governance matters.
GH&C said Kenlon is active in organizations such as Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey, the New York State Bar Association and the Board of Trustees of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Monmouth County Inc. She earned her J.D. in 2007 from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999.