Biography

Deirdre, Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Roseland and Morristown offices, serves as a trusted adviser to a range of both commercial and residential developers and investors, handling matters related to the acquisition, sale, leasing, management and financing of commercial, retail, mixed-use development and redevelopment projects, as well as industrial and golf course projects. She has been recognized for several years as a leading real estate attorney in New Jersey by Chambers USA for her work and reputation among clients.

Deirdre handles the full scope of commercial real estate transactions, including documentation and negotiation of redevelopment agreements with redevelopment authorities, negotiating golf course operations and management agreements, and assisting title companies in connection with title claims and litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Merck & Co. in the sale of a 434,000 square-foot office building in Roseland, NJ
  • Represented LG Electronics U.S.A. in connection with the acquisition of 111 Sylvan Avenue for LG's new North American headquarters (NJNAIOP 2011 Deal of the Year)
  • Represented a large telecommunications company in connection with the acquisition of a facility in Branchburg, NJ for $18 million
  • Represented K. Hovnanian Companies in connection with the acquisition and joint venture financing of 77 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ, for $70 million; her work involved closing on the purchase of the property, the financing transaction and negotiating certain of the joint-venture documents with both joint-venture partners
  • Represented K. Hovnanian Companies in connection with $65 million construction financing with Wachovia for Port Imperial Project in West New York (two, 6-story buildings with a total of 295 condos)
  • Represented K. Hovnanian Companies in connection with $45 million construction financing with Sovereign Bank for Four Seasons at Manalapan (692 active-adult home community)
  • Represented K. Hovnanian Companies in connection with $34 million construction financing with Wachovia for Old City project in Philadelphia, PA (five buildings with 157 units and a parking garage)
  • Represented RDC Golf Group in the acquisition and financing (with Textron Financial Services) of the Blue Heron Golf Course (the East Course) in Galloway Township, and handled the lease by RDC of the West Course
  • Represented Matzel & Mumford in the negotiation and closing of numerous land-acquisition projects
  • Represented RDC Golf Group in connection with the acquisition and financing of Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club
  • Represent Lennar Homes in connection with numerous land acquisition projects, including Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a leading real estate attorney in New Jersey by Chambers USA (2009 to 2016)
  • Included in a list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the area of real estate (2006, 2008 to 2016)
  • Included in a list of “Top 50 female New Jersey Super Lawyers,” (2009 and 2012)
  • Included in a list of The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law (2007-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated®

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