Pamela V Rothenberg
Provided by Pamela V Rothenberg
Real Estate; Residential And Housing; Commercial Property; Property Management; Impact Business Group; Opportunity Zones; Leasing
Pam is widely regarded and sought out as one of the leading national and regional practitioners in multifamily and mixed-use real estate transactions. She has extensive experience in a wide range of complex commercial real estate transactions, including ground-up developments, acquisitions and dispositions, institutional equity investments, joint ventures, ground leases and permanent and mezzanine financing. Pam also counsels companies on office, retail and multifamily leasing transactions, commercial condominium regimes and workouts of distressed real estate projects. She is well known for bringing an entrepreneurial, practical and high energy orientation to her practice.
Pam is the founder of the firm’s Impact Business Group, leading a team of more than 40 professionals providing a complement of strategic and legal services at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing Impact Economy. The firm’s Impact clients range from large legacy for-profit businesses to newly formed, high-growth entrepreneurial ventures, each seeking to “grow their competitive advantage with Impact” by harnessing the positive power of businesses to generate revenue and solve endemic social problems. In 2015, the firm’s Impact Business Group was shortlisted for a Financial Times Innovation award and in June of 2018, the firm’s Impact Business Group was part of a team that won the inaugural Grunin Prize for Innovation from NYU Law for the development and documentation of a new equity investment structure.
Pam is a diversity champion and has served as outside general counsel for and on the Board of the Council on Legal Education Opportunities for more than a decade. Pam also serves on a number of other boards, including the Advisory Board for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and the Board of Directors for Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit organization that runs an innovative program providing mentorship for careers in multifamily property management, along with full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness. She serves on the Board of Governors for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness. In 2018, Pam was selected to serve as a Washington Trustee of the Federal City Council.
District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Member, Economic Club of Washington
Member, Governing Board of the Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness
Board Member, Council on Legal Education Opportunities, Inc. (CLEO)
Board Member, Shelters to Shutters
Honorary Board Member, N Street Village.
Advisory Board Member, Conscious Venture Lab.
Director, Operation Access, a Womble Carlyle initiated and sponsored pro bono program that provides business owners from diverse communities with "access" to legal advice and other resources that can help them resolve problems and overcome challenges impacting the success of their business ventures. Operation Access also provides law school students with an unparalleled experience to collaborate with Womble Carlyle's attorneys on pro bono matters, as law school students are invited to participate on the legal teams that represent Operation Access clients.
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Represented regional developer in the recapitalization and refinance of a 950+ unit apartment community located in Maryland including redemption of existing institutional equity partner, defeasance of a mortgage loan and closing of a new mortgage loan.
Represented national developer in a financing transaction involving a construction loan and institutional equity from a California based pension fund for the development and construction of a 328 unit apartment community in Tennessee.
Represented national developers in a land acquisition, life insurance company construction loan and institutional equity financing for a redevelopment of land in Washington, DC with a new mixed use apartment community including 500+ rental units and ground floor retail.
Representation of publicly traded multifamily apartment REIT in complex lease transaction involving relocation of client headquarters to 50,000 square feet of new office space.
Represented AvalonBay Communities, Inc., who joined with Equity Residential, in acquiring all of the assets and most of the liabilities of Archstone Enterprise LP from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. The deal involved the simultaneous closing of numerous debt transactions relating to Archstone’s asset-secured financing, and more than $4 billion of debt, including a $1.2 billion Fannie Mae master credit facility.
Represented regional multifamily developers in a private public partnership for the redevelopment of five distinct development “blocks” in the City of Rockville, Maryland with a mixed-use project comprised of public and private mixed-use improvements.
Pamela Rothenberg is regularly sought after by clients to advise on multifamily developments, and offers wide-ranging expertise in the transactional real estate space.
"Pamela is a very good attorney and technician.""She's exceptionally smart, knowledgeable and efficient."