James C. Brennan

Jim's practice focuses on commercial real estate and business transactions. Jim represents clients engaged in all aspects of residential, office, retail, hotel and industrial development. He has represented permanent and construction lenders, and borrowers in loan transactions, workouts and restructurings. He has represented clients in equity investments including debt equity lenders. Jim has experience with (i) the acquisition, construction and development of large mixed use projects, golf course communities, apartment projects, hotel projects, office buildings, condominium projects, retail centers, shopping centers and warehouse facilities including air cargo facilities, (ii) complex financing transactions through conventional or bond financing, special taxing districts, tax increment financing and community development authorities and (iii) all aspects of leasing including office, retail and warehouse. Jim has worked on renewable and clean energy projects (e.g. solar and wind projects). He has experience in representing corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies in the purchase and sale of businesses as well as asset-based lending. He has experience in negotiating and forming limited liability companies, partnerships (general and limited), corporations (C and S corps) and other business entities including drafting the organizational documents. He has experience with local transfer and recordation taxation issues.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate & Securities, 2) Project Finance, 3) Finance, 4) Public Finance, 5) Real Estate Finance, 6) Syndicated & Commercial Lending/Bilateral Finance, 7) Real Estate, 8) Public Policy & Infrastructure and 9) Renewable & Clean EnergyConstruction and Engineering
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, LL.M.; New York Law School, 1992, J.D.
Education University of Richmond, 1989, B.A.
Bar Member / Association Virginia State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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