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Jennifer O’Connor

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Partner with Kilpatrick Townsend

Focuses her practice on securitization of commercial and residential real estate

Named a 2022 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year"

Jennifer O’Connor, an Atlanta-based partner with Kilpatrick Townsend, focuses her practice on the securitization of commercial and residential real estate assets, as well as general corporate, lending, and real estate finance matters. She represents loan servicers, insurance companies, and other commercial lending entities with respect to several types of performing and non-performing loan modification requests.  

O’Connor represents primary servicers, master servicers, special servicers, and other commercial lending entities in all aspects of CMBS loan, portfolio, CLO and SFR loan services with a particular emphasis on REMIC, pooling and Servicing Agreement, and lender credit issues associated with post-securitization/origination loan modifications. These include loan assumptions (single site, multi-site, multi-state sites, and single tenant sites), defeasances, mezzanine financing, preferred equity investments, loan modifications, borrower restructurings, and mergers, partial releases, easements, collateral reconfigurations, cash management, condemnations, leasing issues, loan workouts, loan sales, receivership, and foreclosures.  

These are some of the reasons that we named O’Connor to our Atlanta & Southeast grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 

O’Connor was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in 2022 and the three years immediately preceding for securitization and structured finance law. She was also named a 2022 “Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Securitization and Structured Finance Law by The Best Lawyers in America.  

O’Connor is admitted to the state bars of North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia. She is a member of the Real Estate and Probate Section of the Florida Bar and the Real Property Law Section of the Georgia Bar. Colleagues say she has great passion and drive for both her civic and professional work, and is dedicated to making a difference and giving back to the community where she lives and works. 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).