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Jenny A. Lawson

Greenville | 864.577.6361
Fax | 864.242.9888

Jenny Lawson has approximately 20 years of experience in real estate and commercial development. She is the former general counsel of a national real estate developer. She has deep experience advising on industrial, multifamily, self-storage, master planned communities, timber and natural resources development, and other commercial properties.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, Jenny served for more than seven years as general counsel for Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (JDA), which is based in South Carolina and has offices and developments across the country. As general counsel, Jenny oversaw the myriad legal issues surrounding development, construction, and operation for JDA, from letter of intent to closing, contract negotiation, project finance, employment issues, regulatory compliance, supervision of outside counsel, and more.

Representative Experience

  • Oversaw the full scope of legal issues for a commercial real estate developer with a national footprint.
  • Represented clients in the acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale of single-tenant and multi-tenant commercial retail property, multifamily housing, office, industrial, and mixed-use property, including with tax-deferred exchanges, in transactions ranging from $2 million to $250 million.
  • Represented lenders and developers in complex loan transactions, including preparing, reviewing, and negotiating loan document packages, as well as developing workouts with respect to distressed property.
  • Reviewed and resolved title and survey issues.

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