Hirschler Fleischer announces the expansion of its Tysons office with the addition of Justine Fitzgerald as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice. Fitzgerald counsels clients involved in the acquisition and disposition, development, financing and leasing of commercial properties throughout the Washington metropolitan area and around the country.
“Justine’s arrival directly aligns with our plan of expanding our top-rated commercial real estate practice in Virginia,” said Chuck Rothenberg, chair of Hirschler Fleischer’s Real Estate Practice. “Her knowledge and experience in the market strengthens our ability to service existing and potential clients in diverse real estate matters.”
Fitzgerald represents clients in a variety of complex commercial real estate matters, including property purchase and sales agreements, negotiations of loan documents for financing transactions, issues that may arise in operating businesses and, with respect to restructuring and exit strategies, negotiations of public/private partnerships and ground leasing, sale/leaseback transactions and the development of mixed-use urban and suburban projects. In addition, Fitzgerald represents high net worth individuals in connection with structuring investment vehicles and in their business and real estate investing and financing.
“We continue to seek experienced and client-service oriented attorneys to add to the Tysons office, and we are thrilled to welcome Justine to our roster,” said Jay Yurow, leader of Hirschler Fleischer’s Northern Virginia Real Estate Practice. “Her experience well complements the capabilities of our existing team, which allows us to meet the area’s increasing demand for sophisticated real estate counsel.”
Outside of her practice, Fitzgerald is active in the community. She has served on the boards of the Spanish Education Development Center in Washington, D.C., the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League and the Religious School Committee at Temple Rodef Shalom. Additionally, Fitzgerald has served on the board of Mason Housing Inc., a nonprofit that manages Masonvale, a transitional housing facility for faculty, staff or full-time graduate students at George Mason University.
Fitzgerald earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Hirschler Fleischer’s Real Estate Practice counsels private and public companies, institutional investors and government entities on topics ranging from ownership, leasing and management to land use, zoning and development. The group leverages its depth of experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues and litigating to provide practical, cost-effective solutions to clients.
Stephanie A. Hood