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 agreements, and corporate entity formation documents on behalf of owners, developers, investors and tenants.

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.

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. Ms. Klug also has experience representing lenders and landlords with creditor related claims, including when a tenant or borrower files for bankruptcy.

Experience

  • Represented a regional nonprofit low-income housing developer in the acquisition of an apartment complex and neighboring unimproved lot in Alexandria, Virginia, which the purchaser plans to convert to affordable housing; the acquisition involved four different financing sources
  • Represented a regional nonprofit low-income housing 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 nonprofit low-income housing developer in the acquisition and redevelopment of a homeless shelter in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Represented a national building owner in the acquisition of an office building located in the District of Columbia
  • Represented a regional nonprofit corporation in the acquisition and development of a mixed-use property located in Montgomery County, Maryland, which involved the drafting of a complex joint venture agreement

  • Represented a national building owner 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 building owner to prepare and negotiate a ground-floor retail lease in an office building for the operation of a state-of-the-art fitness studio
  • Represented a national building owner in the preparation and negotiation of a lease and related equipment financing for the operation of a restaurant in a hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Represented a national building owner 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

Publications