Overview

Amy Simon Klug is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons and Washington, D.C., offices and a member of the firm's Real Estate Section.

Ms. Klug focuses her practice primarily on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, including leasing (both office and retail), development, sales and acquisitions, and financings. She is well-versed in negotiating and drafting leases, purchase and sale contracts, and corporate entity formation documents on behalf of owners, developers, investors and tenants of mixed-use buildings.

Most recently, Ms. Klug has been working on restructuring many office building lease agreements to accommodate a more flexible, modern office environment (including, without limitation, executive office suites). Ms. Klug also is well-versed in drafting construction-related agreements that are necessary to place crane swings and tie backs on neighboring properties during development.

In addition, Ms. Klug has experience representing institutional lenders and borrowers in a wide array of financing transactions, including construction and permanent loans secured by real estate and ownership interests in real estate.

Experience

  • Represented a regional non-profit developer in the acquisition of a Class A apartment complex and neighboring unimproved lot in Alexandria, Virginia, which the purchaser plans to convert to affordable housing and ultimately develop the unimproved lot; the acquisition involved four different financing sources
  • Represented a regional non-profit developer in the acquisition and development of a 175-unit affordable housing building through the purchase of an air-rights condominium located above existing improvements, which involved various different land owners, and the preparation of, among other complicated transaction documents, a reciprocal easement agreement; the acquisition involved a tax credit investor and multiple financing sources
  • Represented a regional non-profit developer in the acquisition and redevelopment of a homeless shelter in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Represented a national owner of retail and office buildings as well as hotels in the acquisition of an office building located in the District of Columbia
  • Represent a regional non-profit corporation in the acquisition and co-development of a mixed-use property located in Montgomery County, Maryland, which involves the drafting of a complex operating agreement to permit for the member of a joint venture to develop a mixed-use property

  • Represented a national owner of retail and office buildings as well hotels to prepare and negotiate various documents for the operation of an international spa in a luxury hotel at the Wharf in Washington, D.C.
  • Represented a national owner of retail and office buildings as well hotels to prepare and negotiate a ground-floor retail lease in an office building for the operation of a state-of-the-art fitness studio and facility
  • Represented a national owner of retail and office buildings as well hotels in the preparation and negotiation of a lease and related equipment financing for the operation of a restaurant in a new hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Represented a national owner of retail and office buildings as well hotels to develop a form agreement for the use of flexible work spaces; and thereafter, to draft flexible office leasing agreements in various office buildings in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Represent various government contractors with Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) space for the lease of office buildings, including a full-building lease, in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Credentials

Education
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Maryland
  • All State Courts in Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia