Jennifer Bruton is a real estate attorney representing clients in all aspects of sophisticated commercial real estate finance, acquisition, disposition, development, and leasing projects. Jennifer has significant experience in capital formation for real estate investments, including joint ventures, mezzanine financing, commercial loans and securitized financing transactions, EB-5 financing, and preferred equity transactions. She 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 multifamily housing, and represents entrepreneurial and institutional investors. Jennifer also advises clients on DC’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act.
Jennifer serves as chair of WAVe, Women Attorneys at Venable, whose mission is to improve the rate of retention, promotion, and advancement of women attorneys within the firm, and to increase the number and strength of women attorney applicants. She is also the partner in charge of Venable's Washington, DC office and a member of the firm's Opinion Letter Committee. Jennifer formerly served as the administrative partner and 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 on commercial leasing and telecommunications issues.