Gillian Deutch Joins Venable’s Growing Real Estate Finance Group in New York

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Washington, DC (June 27, 2024) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Gillian Deutch has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate Finance Group in the New York office. Ms. Deutch is a skilled attorney who has extensive experience helping clients navigate a variety of transactions, including the financing, refinancing, purchase, sale, and leasing of complex commercial and residential real estate, as well as the restructuring of deals.

Stephanie DeLong, chair of the firm’s Real Estate Finance Group, said, “Gillian has substantial experience managing complex finance transactions in the real estate space. She will be a great asset to our clients and our talented team of attorneys.”

Matt McLaughlin, partner-in-charge of the New York office, said “Gillian is a testament to Venable’s continued commitment to attracting talent whose experience will serve the firm and our clients nationally across multiple offices and practice areas. We are thrilled to welcome Gillian to the New York office.”

Ms. Deutch represents lenders in the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans, syndication, loan restructuring, and bankruptcy-related matters. She has worked with property types including, but not limited to, office, hotel, condominium, self-storage, residential multifamily, shopping centers, mixed-use, and retail in multiple states. She also advises clients on Fannie Mae loans, rate cap matters, New York enforceability opinions, condo releases, construction contracts and securitization, CLO, repo line, and workout documentation.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Deutch said, “Venable is well known for its collaborative culture and for being a powerhouse in the real estate industry. I look forward to expanding my practice and working with the firm’s brilliant team of attorneys.”

Ms. Deutch received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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