Olufunke handles all aspects of transactional real state matters, including the acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. She assists in the purchase, sale and development of real property from agreement through closing and counsels clients on zoning and land use matters. She represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial loan transactions. In leasing, Olufunke regularly advises landlords and tenants in the leasing of office, retail and industrial spaces and supports and analyzes ground leasing transactions.
Working closely with attorneys in the Corporate practice, Olufunke assists with the real estate portions of M&A deals and is experienced in counseling on matters at the intersection of corporate and real estate, including the negotiation of leases and other real estate agreements on behalf of early-stage and more established companies. As a member of the firm's Construction practice group, she also assists in drafting and negotiating construction contracts.
Olufunke’s prior experience includes counselling clients in mortgage banking and institutional lending programs, and in the communications, energy and education sectors.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining the firm, Olufunke was an associate in the Wilmington, Delaware office of a national law firm. She had previously served as a law clerk to Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court and as a judicial extern to U.S. District Judge Christopher J. Burke of the District of Delaware.
During law school, Olufunke was a copy editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Olufunke was selected to the 2021 Class of Pathfinders for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which consists of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.
In July 2020, Olufunke was named a Real Property Fellow by the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section. The two-year Fellow program is designed to develop future leaders by providing young lawyers an opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the RPTE Section.
Also in 2020, Olufunke was named to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only honor bestowed on select lawyers from across the country that recognizes individuals based on their leadership, reputation and performance as a lawyer.
Olufunke provides pro bono services through Philadelphia VIP to low-income individuals, families and nonprofits. She has also provided volunteer services to the Wills for Heroes Foundation and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
Honors & Awards
- Named to the “Ones to Watch” list in Pennsylvania for Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers (2021)
- Named to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40