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Kimberly A. Wachen

Kimberly A. Wachen

Arent Fox LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Kimberly Wachen is the chair of Arent Fox’s Hospitality Industry Group.  She handles a wide variety of real estate, financing and corporate transactions for hospitality clients, locally and nationally.  Her experience includes both portfolio and single-asset transactions in connection with the acquisition and sale of properties and loans secured by properties and/or the equity interests in their owners. Kimberly has closed transactions for real estate properties in over 35 states.

Notably, she has represented Marriott, Capstone Development (hotel owner), Revolution (hotel owner), Legacy Hotel Group (hotel owner), the Salvation Army (hotel owner) and both borrowers and lenders on hospitality matters.  Kimberly has been recognized as one of the top real estate lawyers in the country by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Super Lawyers, The National Law Journal, and Real Estate Forum.  She has also been recognized as the “Leading Real Estate Lawyer” in Washington, DC by Legal Times.  Kimberly is a frequent speaker on hospitality and real estate topics for organizations including Georgetown Law School (Georgetown Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit), American University Law School (Hospitality and Tourism Law Summer Program), NYU Hospitality Conference, and Bisnow.

Kimberly received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her AB from Duke University. A Certified Public Accountant, she is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).


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