Jennifer E. Sung

Jennifer E. Sung

Partner
Jennifer E. Sung

Jennifer Sung is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group. Ms. Sung’s legal practice involves extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, construction, development, mortgage and mezzanine financings, workouts, loan acquisitions and sales, equity financings, and leasing of office, industrial, multifamily, retail and hotel assets. She represents institutional investors, public and private REITs and investment funds, as well as owners, managers and developers.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Sung served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Gregory Alarcon of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Ms. Sung is a member of the Real Property Law Section of both the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She coordinates the ULI Young Leaders Group breakfast meetings that are held in Goodwin’s Los Angeles office.

Recognition

Ms. Sung has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star in 2015, an Emerging Leader in Hotels in Real Estate Forum’s January 2015 issue, and one of Real Estate Forum’s Tomorrow’s Leaders in the June 2013 issue. At Loyola Law School, Ms. Sung received the First Honors Award in Torts, Conflict of Laws and Secured Transactions in Personal Property. She also received the 2007 Jeffrey S. Turner Outstanding Commercial Law Student Award from the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Experience

Ms. Sung has closed more than 200 different commercial real estate transactions during her career, which includes a period of major economic downturn. She represents national real estate funds in negotiating hotel acquisitions, sales, financings and joint ventures together with the hotel's accompanying management and franchise agreements, closing 28 different hospitality transactions in the last two years. She has also been instrumental in implementing a new construction and development joint venture and financing program on behalf of a major international financial institution, closing 20 transactions since its inception just over 4 years ago with development budgets totaling over $1.3 billion in the aggregate. She is the author of "Borrowers Asking Lenders - 'Where's the Love?'", published in the Fall 2011 edition of RESource, and "How to Manage Hotel Ownership Transitions" published at www.HotelNewsNow.com on November 29, 2011.

Credentials

Education

J.D., 2007
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
B.A., 2003
University of California, Los Angeles

Admissions

Bar

California

Courts

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
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