People: Christa L. Dommers, Partner

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Christa L. Dommers

Partner

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-3521
Fax: (202) 641-9211
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Ms. Dommers is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her transactional practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate, including structuring, acquisition, financing, development, leasing, and disposition of real estate.

In connection with financing, Ms. Dommers has represented borrowers and lenders in connection with structuring and closing construction, mezzanine, permanent and conduit loans, including syndications, participations, and loan assumptions. She has also been involved in the resolution of defaulted loans and distressed assets, including loan extensions, restructurings, work outs, and foreclosures. Projects have varied widely and include large scale residential, multi-family construction or renovation, office building development and recapitalizations.

Ms. Dommers has worked with developers, investors and corporate real estate departments to further their interests with the acquisition and disposition of real estate. Her experience includes ground leases, structuring, joint ventures, 1031 exchanges, sale-leasebacks, and partial portfolio acquisition and disposition of raw land, office buildings, warehouse/industrial, multi-family portfolio, airport facilities and hangars, retail strip centers and mixed-use developments.

She also has extensive experience in connection with commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial applications, locally and nationally. Ms. Dommers has been engaged in a wide range of transactions, from hangar leases and licenses, single tenant buildings, ground leases, synthetic leases, sale-leasebacks, build-to-suit leases and leases involving the government as a tenant. She has also been involved in leases of LEED-certified buildings and has given presentations on “green” lease issues.

Ms. Dommers is recognized as a best lawyer in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Washington, DC & Baltimore’s: Best Lawyers for Real Estate.

Ms. Dommers is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her transactional practice encompasses all areas of commercial real estate, including structuring, acquisition, financing, development, leasing, and disposition of real estate.

In connection with financing, Ms. Dommers has represented borrowers and lenders in connection with structuring and closing construction, mezzanine, permanent and conduit loans, including syndications, participations, and loan assumptions. She has also been involved in the resolution of defaulted loans and distressed assets, including loan extensions, restructurings, work outs, and foreclosures. Projects have varied widely and include large scale residential, multi-family construction or renovation, office building development and recapitalizations.

Ms. Dommers has worked with developers, investors and corporate real estate departments to further their interests with the acquisition and disposition of real estate. Her experience includes ground leases, structuring, joint ventures, 1031 exchanges, sale-leasebacks, and partial portfolio acquisition and disposition of raw land, office buildings, warehouse/industrial, multi-family portfolio, airport facilities and hangars, retail strip centers and mixed-use developments.

She also has extensive experience in connection with commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail and industrial applications, locally and nationally. Ms. Dommers has been engaged in a wide range of transactions, from hangar leases and licenses, single tenant buildings, ground leases, synthetic leases, sale-leasebacks, build-to-suit leases and leases involving the government as a tenant. She has also been involved in leases of LEED-certified buildings and has given presentations on “green” lease issues.

Ms. Dommers is recognized as a best lawyer in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Washington, DC & Baltimore’s: Best Lawyers for Real Estate.

Education

  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law (1997)
    summa cum laude
  • B.A., Albertus Magnus College (1990)
    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Real Estate Roundtable (Homeland Security Task Force Committee Member, 2017)

Presentations

  • "Legal Questions in Green Building You Were Afraid to Ask Your Lawyer" DesignDC 2011: In the Green (produced by the Washington DC, Potomac Valley and Northern Virginia Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council National Capital Region (June 21, 2011)
  • "Green Lease Considerations and Provisions," Client Webinar (November 9, 2010)
  • 2010 Green Building Update: Minimizing the Risks to Your "Green" in Green Contracting and Leasing, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 16, 2010)
  • "Green Leasing and Contract Issues," Jones Lang LaSalle and Seyfarth Shaw LLP (December 10, 2009)
  • "Legal Aspects of Green," Commercial Real Estate Women-DC Chapter (October 21, 2009)
  • "Green Construction and Leasing Issues," Client Webinar (September 17 and 21, 2009)
  • 2009 Green Building Update: Financial Incentives and Potential Leasing Pitfalls, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (February 19, 2009)
  • “Leasing Issues and Property Management Agreements,” ABA's 18th Annual Real Property and Estate Planning Symposia (April 27, 2007)

Publications

Accolades

  • Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate (2015)