Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina (inactive)


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993


  • North Carolina Bar Association

    American Bar Association
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Jennifer J. Bruton


Jennifer Bruton is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, concentrating her practice in commercial real estate finance, acquisition, disposition, development and leasing, representing clients in all aspects of these matters. Jennifer also has significant experience in capital formation for real estate transactions, including joint ventures, mezzanine financing, commercial loans and securitized financing transactions.

Jennifer serves as the Administrative Partner of Venable’s Washington, DC office and is a member of the firm’s Opinion Letter Committee. Jennifer formerly served as the Hiring Partner of Venable's Washington, DC office.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was an associate in the real estate and network group of the general counsel's office of a large telecommunications provider, where she concentrated in commercial leasing and telecommunications issues.

Jennifer has a strong background in commercial real estate finance and development.

Significant Matters

Jennifer assists clients in the acquisition, development and financing of a variety of real estate projects in multiple asset categories, including residential and commercial developments, office buildings, retail and shopping centers, and multi-family housing, representing entrepreneurial and institutional investors, as well as lenders.


Jennifer actively represents several clients on a pro bono basis through Venable's pro bono program.