Keenan Kolendo

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2003, with honors

B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1999

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2003

Profile

Keenan Kolendo is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP. He has experience in assisting clients with commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of retail, office, senior-assisted living/memory care and industrial projects.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "Restrictive Covenants: What's New, What's Hot and What's Not" co-authored with J. Sullivan, presented July 10, 2010 at the 32nd Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course in San Antonio, Texas. 
  • "Options for Clients Facing the General Mineral Exception," with B. Bryant, Texas Lawyer, March 2010. 
  • "Conveying Real Property Without Damaging a Title Policy," Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, January 2010, Volume 34, Number 1. 
  • "OFAC and Money Laundering Regulations Bump Into Real Estate Transactions," co-author with Ann Saegert, presented at the 38th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Dallas Bar Association   
  • The Real Estate Council 
  • Downtown Dallas, Inc. Board of Directors 
  • YMCA at White Rock, Board of Directors

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation of investment funds in acquisition, management and disposition of retail, office and multi-family property portfolios 
  • Representation of major U.S. financial institutions in real estate lending activities, including acquisition, construction and development transactions 
  • Representation of a REIT in connection with acquisition of 200+ property portfolio of senior-assisted living/memory care facilities 
  • Structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing real estate components of merger and acquisition transactions for both publicly and privately held companies. 
  • Obtaining favorable awards and settlements on behalf of private entities arising out of condemnation matters. 
  • Representation of a Fortune 10 corporation in its acquisition and development of retail store and distribution center sites.
  • Representation of major U.S. financial institutions in real estate lending activities, including acquisition, construction and development transactions.Representation of foreclosure services provider in analysis of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and its application to new lines of business.

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