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Jennifer D. Llano

Hablo Español
Area of Focus: Corporate
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Jennifer focuses her practice on joint ventures, fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, financing transactions, and general corporate, transactional and securities matters.
Q & A
What types of challenges and opportunities do you enjoy most?

Joint ventures present creative opportunities for clients and attorneys alike. As an attorney who regularly handles joint venture transactions from the stage of negotiations to closing, I enjoy the process of familiarizing myself with our clients’ business objectives and translating those objectives to a partnership agreement that documents the agreed-upon deal terms but also protects my client from scenarios that may seem farfetched at the time of signing. Joint ventures are unique from deal to deal and require inventive drafting to address business goals and concerns, the type of project and the economics of any given deal.

What other charitable aspects of your practice do you participate in?
I have been participating in the Street Law Program each year since starting my career at Bilzin Sumberg. This national program was developed at my alma mater, Georgetown Law. It is important and personally enjoyable to me to serve as a mentor to students. My goal is to inspire young students to pursue their professional goals and help them get an inside look into the legal profession specifically.
Representation of The Allen Morris Company in the development and financing of Star Metals Office Project, a first class office and retail development in Atlanta, Georgia containing approximately 227,000 rentable square feet of office floor space, 35,000 rentable square feet of retail floor space an...
Representation of a real estate developer in the creation of a platform for the development and operation of hospitality real estate assets throughout the United States, including the structuring of an operating company and negotiation of the operative documents governing the venture. Also negotiate...
Representation of The Allen Morris Company in the development and financing of Star Metals Residential Project, a $130 million, 400 unit, mixed-use development in Atlanta, Georgia. Negotiated complex joint venture agreements and $90 million of financing consisting of both secured senior debt and mez...
Representation of a major U.S. developer in connection with a $66 million construction loan for a 260-plus unit student housing project in Tempe, Arizona, as well as the negotiation of a joint venture agreement with a Chicago-based investment management firm to capitalize the acquisition, and negoti...
Advised on the purchase of membership interests in a joint venture for an unusually complex deal in which different units of two companies were separated, with one partner in each company buying out the interests in all of the deals held by its former partners. The joint venture included established...
Representation of a global homebuilder developing a 189-unit condominium in New York City. Secured a $30 million acquisition loan, two construction loans totaling $32 million, and a $35 million mezzanine loan on behalf of client for this ground up project.
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2017
    Florida International University, B.A., English, 2014
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
    LINC, Member, 2019 - Present
    Street Law
    Cuban American Bar Association
    Member, 2021 - Present
  • Florida
  • Spanish