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Stefanie L. Brennan

Stefanie L. Brennan is an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. Ms. Brennan concentrates her practice in real estate matters and other business transactions, including the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate properties and leasing of office, retail, warehouse and industrial space, representing both landlords and tenants. She works closely with the firm’s corporate group, counseling on due diligence issues involving real property in business transactions. She also is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team.

Ms. Brennan is one of the few attorneys who passed the Green Building Certification Institute’s exam to qualify as a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate.

Representative examples of Ms. Brennan’s work include:

  • representing the landlord in the leasing of a LEED certified office building
  • representing the landlord in the leasing of a new retail development
  • drafting contracts for acquisitions and dispositions
  • performing due diligence on owned and leased properties for corporate transactions
  • representing the borrower in financing and development transactions.
Ms. Brennan is the former co-editor of sustainability-counsel.com, a blog for businesses, individuals and lawyers seeking information about renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, financial incentives and more.

Ms. Brennan’s publications include:

  • “Worth a Second Glance: Boilerplate Provisions in Commercial Leases,” Pepper Hamilton LLP Real Estate Update (December 10, 2012)
  • “Confession of Judgment and Personal Guaranties: Two Important Remedies for Landlords with Defaulting Tenants,” Pepper Hamilton LLP Real Estate Update (January 23, 2012)
  • “Green Building Update,” Pepper Hamilton LLP Real Estate Update (January 13, 2011)
  • “Pennsylvania Commercial Leases 101” (co-author), Pepper Hamilton LLP Real Estate Update (October 18, 2010).


Education
B.A. 2005, summa cum laude, Pennsylvania State University
J.D. 2008, cum laude, Temple University School of Law; research editor, Temple Law Review


Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania


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