Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 2000
    Notes and Comments Editor, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
    Writing Fellow and Research Assistant
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Loyola College In Maryland, 1997
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • American Bar Association
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Kelly Shubic Weiner


Kelly Shubic Weiner renders sophisticated yet practical advice and strategic business solutions for owners, developers, operators, investors and lenders engaged in complex real estate and commercial transactions in the US and abroad. She brings a creative and cutting-edge approach to her focus areas of hospitality and lodging, mixed use and life style development, and special servicing. Both efficient and effective at guiding a transaction from inception to closing, she advises on acquisitions, dispositions, development and construction, hospitality initiatives, joint ventures, financing, and leasing of commercial enterprises.

As a member of Venable's Hospitality and Lodging team, she has advised international hotel and lodging companies on the repositioning of convention center hotels in major US Cities and the development, construction, financing and operation of hotels in mixed-use and resort projects.

As a member of Venable's Special Servicing team, she handles workouts and restructuring of CMBS loans in which she applies a nuanced approach to a successful workout deal, including strategic workouts involving multiple tiers of debt and competing interests.

Significant Matters

Hospitality and Development
  • Represented, as lead counsel, a global hotel and leisure company in its acquisition of an iconic Caribbean resort in Anguilla, including handling all of the renegotiation of the ground lease with the Anguillan government, negotiation of a memorandum of understanding with the Anguillan government regarding the refurbishment and redevelopment of Cap Juluca and future expansion of the resort with residential development as a component thereof.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, an open-ended fund in connection with the purchase of approximately 70 acres of real property in Orlando, Florida for the development and construction over three phases of an approximately 456,000 sq. ft. regional power and lifestyle retail center. To advice and counsel included the structuring and negotiation of a joint venture with the development partner, tiered promote structure with a monetization feature, a development management agreement, construction contracts, and construction financing.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, an international hospitality company with respect to the acquisition and development of flagship brand hotel sites.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, a fund in the acquisition of a multi-parcel project including 135,842 square feet of big-box retail and in-line retail and 29,820 square feet of medical-office buildings in a master planned and proffered mixed-use transit-oriented development, including the negotiation and counseling on medical office building and retail lease agreements.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, a major European Bank in connection with loan restructuring and new facilities loan for $155,000,000 loan to borrower for funding a mixed use resort development project known as located in Los Cabos, Mexico which includes two golf courses (including a course designed by an internationally top ranked professional golfer), golf villas, beach estates, time share product, and an 11 acre lagoon pool and related amenities.

Acquisitions, Dispositions, Financing, and Leasing
  • Represented, as lead counsel, a publicly traded REIT in connection with the acquisition and financing of over $1.0 billion in retail, multi-family, mixed used, office and industrial projects across the United States, including related joint venture, leasing and tenant build-out matters, and reciprocal easement and covenant, conditions and restriction agreements.
  • Represented, as lead real estate counsel, a private equity fund in its acquisition of restaurant franchise groups consisting of 45 restaurants.
  • Represented, as lead real estate counsel on a cross-disciplinary Venable team, a company in connection with its acquisition and development of the 3,100 acre former Bethlehem Steel industrial site.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, a developer of a premier, "green" mixed-use development in Howard County, Maryland with respect to the sale of out parcels for multi-family and residential home construction, and the on-going development, infrastructure and lot finishing work.
  • Representation of Special Servicer in connection with work outs, loan restructurings and collateral repositionings (including sale of out-parcel to a major retailer) for regional malls across the United States.
  • Representation of Special Servicer in connection with the sale of a $2.5 billion portfolio of real estate and mortgage assets comprised of retail, office and hotel properties located across the United States.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, the purchaser in connection with the acquisition of 450,000 rsf lifestyle retail center in Illinois for a sale price of $124,500,000 and related leasing and tenant build-out matters.
  • Represented, as lead counsel, the purchaser of retail center in Houston, Texas in the structuring and negotiation of a joint venture with the development partner, a property management and leasing agreement as well as the acquisition financing.


Passionate about dance and the arts, Kelly served on the Board of Trustees of The Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Maryland's premier professional ballet company, and she is a past-board member of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, each of which are located in Annapolis, Maryland.

As an active member of the American Bar Association, Kelly has served as past-chair of the Hospitality, Common Interests Development and Time Share group of the Real Property, Trusts and Estates division of the ABA.