Rachel Kipnes

Rachel Kipnes: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1800 Attorneys)
  • 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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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.


•Financing transactions
•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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•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, 2010-2018
•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, 2011-2013 and 2015
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017
•Listed, Arrive magazine Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, July/August 2011
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Areas of Practice (2)

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Operations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215.988.7800  Phone
215.988.7801  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., English, 1972; University of Pennsylvania, M.S., Education, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1984
Year of First admission:
1985, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional & Community Involvement

•Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association, Real Estate Finance and Securitization Committee
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
•Member, Business Law Section
•Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property Section

Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1951

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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