Rachel Kipnes focuses her practice on real estate matters, including the acquisition, development, disposition, leasing and financing of office towers, industrial facilities, multifamily housing and shopping centers. She also handles the documentation, negotiation, and implementation of construction and permanent loan programs, and loans and workouts of troubled loans made by commercial banks, life insurance companies and other institutional lenders.
Areas of Concentration
• Acquisitions and sales
• Credit enhancement transactions
• Programs for the provisions of private placement and letters of credit in support of bonds and commercial paper issued in connection with real estate projects
• Development and leasing of commercial, residential and multi-use properties
• Condominiums and co-ops
Awards & Recognition
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010-2015
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
•Listed, Arrive magazine Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, July/August 2011
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Associated News & Events
03.24.15 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Drexel University for 'Taste of Law'
01.05.15 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms'
08.25.14 8 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers 2015
08.15.13 8 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Listed in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360
06.11.10 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Honors in Real Estate from Prestigious Legal Ranking and Publication Chambers and Partners USA
09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Panelist, Recycling Distressed Property: Creditors' Rights and Other Title Issues, Teleconference/Webcast Program, ABA, June 2, 2010
•Presenter, Commercial Real Estate Financing Newark, DE, September 2005
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance, Fundamentals of Real Estate Law in Pennsylvania Seminar, January 2004
•Presenter, Overview of Commercial Leasing and Lease Terms, Basic Commercial Leases in Pennsylvania Seminar, May 2003