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Harlene Kennedy

Senior Counsel
fax +1 210.258.2723

Harlene Kennedy is a multifaceted broad-based transactional lawyer, specializing in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex real estate and other corporate transactions.

Much of Harlene’s career to date has focused on representing and negotiating with government agencies and complying with applicable local and federal regulation. Harlene has special expertise in real estate, transportation, public-private partnerships (P3’s), finance and technology transactions, as well as complex commercial contracting matters.

Harlene assists cities and other local governments, developers, borrowers and lenders, all types of corporate entities, and private entrepreneurial parties document their deals. She is a people-person, team player and adept at resolving conflict between the parties and reaching a reasonable position for all. She is the ultimate deal-maker and problem solver.

Harlene accomplishes her client’s goals by helping the client explore and structure their transaction. She does this by a quick grasp of the related industries, understanding the various goals and leverage points of the parties, assisting with her client’s strategies and positions and reflecting the desired end result in the appropriate documents, without an overload of expense and legal jargon. This saves the client money by reducing risk in the transaction and minimizing likelihood of a later dispute.

Education

B.A., cum laude, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
J.D., cum laude, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma

Memberships

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Linda Ahmed Breast Cancer Fund

National Council of Jewish Women-Kendall

Miami-Dade Community Relations Board

Leadership San Antonio XIX

Leadership San Antonio XXI Steering Committee

City of San Antonio Work Family Commission

City of San Antonio Historic Design and Review Commission

Languages

English, Spanish

State Bar Licenses

Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas