BOSTON (October 1, 2018) – Real estate finance lawyers Sean O'Brien and Allison Driscoll have joined Holland & Knight as partners in the firm's Boston office. They previously practiced at Seyfarth Shaw, where Mr. O'Brien was co-chair of the Boston Real Estate Practice Group.
"Sean and Allison are excellent additions to our strong and growing real estate finance team," said John O'Neill, the leader of Holland & Knight's Boston Real Estate Group and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate Finance Team. "Their client relationships and broad experience negotiating sophisticated transactions across a wide range of sectors dovetails well with our commitment to grow our real estate finance practice both in Boston and nationally."
Mr. O'Brien and Ms. Driscoll represent banks, debt and hedge funds, institutional investors, investment banking institutions and real estate owners in a variety of commercial real estate transactions across the United States. They have significant experience in an array of complex commercial real estate finance transactions, including originating loans for inclusion in securitizations (CMBS, CLO), construction, acquisition, permanent and bridge financings, loan syndications, participations and sales, mezzanine loans and preferred equity transactions. They have each handled transactions involving a variety of asset classes, including fee and leasehold financings of shopping centers, hotels, multifamily, self-storage and mobile home properties, retail, office and industrial buildings, condominiums and specialty projects.
Mr. O'Brien received a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts. Ms. Driscoll received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University.
With more than 280 lawyers and professionals nationally, Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm. U.S. News - Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the "2017 Law Firm of the Year" in real estate law.
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