Christine S. Kimmel is of counsel in the Berwyn office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. She handles all types of real estate matters, including the representation of lending institutions, developers, landlords and tenants in real estate financing, restructures and work-outs, leasing, acquisitions, sales, tax assessment, and zoning and land use matters.
Representative engagements handled by Ms. Kimmel include representing:
Before practicing law, Ms. Kimmel worked in the commercial lending division of Meridian Bank, where she managed troubled commercial loan portfolios and handled residential mortgage foreclosures and sale of properties.
- a local nonprofit organization for underprivileged children in the negotiation of a $4.2 million conservation easement in Chester County, Pennsylvania (one of the largest in the county)
- regional banks in financing residential and commercial real estate projects ranging from $1 million to $150 million in the Mid-Atlantic region
- major worldwide retail chains in acquisitions and zoning and land use proceedings for new and existing stores and shopping centers
- a national mineral quarrying company in successful, precedent setting, nonconforming use case before the New York Court of Appeals
- a large regional bank in a $24 million construction loan for an age-restricted housing development in Chester County, Pennsylvania (largest construction loan in bank’s history)
- professional athletic associations and nonprofit groups in the acquisitions of new regional headquarters
- a consortium of cellular telephone companies in ground-breaking real estate tax assessment appeals
- a national shopping center owner in real estate tax assessment appeals
- landlords, tenants (and sub-landlords and sub-tenants) in the negotiation and drafting of leases for office properties and retail shopping centers
- a developer and homebuilder in all aspects of a 54-lot subdivision and land development project
- a local land trust in acquisition of over 100 acres of land for land conservancy.
Ms. Kimmel is vice chair of the East Marlborough Township Planning Commission and member of The Unionville Regional Task Force and Unionville Parks Planning Board. She is former chair of the Kennett Area Regional Planning Commission. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Real Property for the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Committee. Ms. Kimmel also is former vice president and president of the Chester County Youth Orchestra.
Ms. Kimmel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and is a member of the American and Chester County Bar Associations.