Jennifer Sung is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and a Business Law Office Leader of Los Angeles. Jennifer’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.
Jennifer is also involved in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative, which is focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. As a participant, Jennifer stays up to date on relevant market trends impacting the PropTech sector to effectively support clients involved in this space.
Jennifer 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. 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. 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.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Jennifer served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Gregory Alarcon of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Jennifer 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.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
Recognition & Awards
Jennifer has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 US 2022-2023. Jennifer has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for her work in Real Estate Law 2022-2023.
Chambers USA 2021-2023 recognizes Jennifer for her work in Real Estate in southern California. Jennifer has also 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, Jennifer 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.