Jessica L. Harrington
Jess advises local and national real estate developers, home builders, landlords, and tenants as they negotiate and document retail, industrial, ground, hotel, office, and mixed-use acquisitions; dispositions; development projects; leases; and financing transactions.
Jess represents national, regional, and community banks and financial institutions, as well as private lenders and non-conventional loan providers, in the documentation, due diligence, and closing of secured lending transactions. Jess has experience representing the lead bank or administrative agent in syndicated loan facilities, as well as participant lenders in multi-lender credit facilities, and negotiating intercreditor and subordination arrangements for both senior and subordinate credit providers.
Jess often works with both lenders and borrowers and has successfully negotiated, documented, and closed working capital and accounts receivable-based lines of credit, equipment, and other asset-based loans, real estate acquisition, construction, and refinance loans and loans used for company buyouts, acquisitions, and mergers.
After graduating from law school, Jess clerked for the Honorable Theodore R. Eschenburg and the Honorable Thomas C. Groton III in the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. Prior to joining Arent Fox, Jess worked in a Maryland-based law firm where she focused her practice on commercial lending and real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and finance.
Jess earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with majors in Economics and Political Science, and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she graduated with a Certificate in Transactional Law and was a member of the Moot Court Society.
Maryland State Bar Association