SUZANNE M. DOOLEY
New York, New York 10028
BOSTON COLLEGE Chestnut Hill, MA
B.A., English Literature and Philosophy
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Boston, MA
AWARDS AND TRAINING
Winner of Stewardship Award, Springfield Federal Building Disposal Team; Advanced writing cour- ses at The New School, 92Y, Boston College, Harvard University Extension School; JAG Judge Ad- vocate General Civil and Contract Law Course; Federal Government Construction Contracting and Lease Courses; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission courses; Principles of Federal Appro- priations Law Course; Ethics Law Department; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Strafford CLE, and National Business Institute courses; Extensive global travel; Hot yoga; Knowledge of French and Spanish; Intern/Law Clerk at the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer For A Variety Of Magazines New York, NY Contributing Writer and Editor May 2016 - present
• Writer of articles on a wide-range of topics, accompanied by visually-stimulating images that en- hance the tone of each of the articles; also serve as contributing editor and provide creative ideas on behalf of the magazines.
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP New York, NY
Staff Attorney, Real Estate Aug. 2014 – July 2015
• Practice in all areas of real estate with an emphasis on finance and acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties; conduct extensive legal research. Brown Rudnick LLP New York, Boston & Hartford
Staff Attorney, Real Estate April 2013 - Aug. 2014 Associate, Real Estate Aug. 2006 – May 2007
• Practice in all areas of commercial real estate, with a primary emphasis on commercial leasing and also an emphasis on the multi-state acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties, as well as a broad range of corporate and real estate issues including construction and permanent financ- ings, sale/leaseback transactions, and complex commercial developments.
• Extensive experience in interpreting and reviewing contracts, as well as the review and negotiation of commercial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants; responsibilities also include drafting easements, purchase and sale agreements, lease amendments and other ancillary real estate and corporate documents.
• Provide transactional representation to a variety of hospitals and health care facilities involving the negotiation of leases, contracts and service documents. General Services Administration,
Office of General/Regional Counsel Washington, D.C. Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate May 2007 – Aug. 2012
• Extensive experience as lead attorney in the representation of the General Services Administration in connection with a variety of high-profiled, complex real estate transactions, including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 projects which include the $120 Million Modernization of the IRS facility in Andover, MA and $90 Million FBI Lease Construction Project in Suffolk Coun- ty, MA.
• Primary focus includes federal contracting, acquisition and construction real estate transactions; experience in negotiating and settling employment matters on behalf of management; experience interpreting and analyzing legal issues surrounding regulation and legislation review and proposals; reviews and negotiates policies and memorandum of understandings; experience advising on the application of statutory and regulatory requirements; issues written guidance for interpreting statutes, regulations, and executive orders.
• Experience in the representation of management in mediations in connection with the settlement of EEO/labor matters.
• Lead attorney to negotiate build-to-suit lease transactions, design-build construction transactions and sale-leasebacks; review and analyze lending procedures; significant involvement in a wide va- riety of complex matters, including government procurement and fiscal appropriations problem solving.
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP Boston, MA
Attorney, Real Estate July 2003 – Aug. 2006
Contract Assignment, Real Estate Aug. 2002 – Feb. 2003
• Practice in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, 1031 exchanges, financing and commercial leasing, including the negotiation of a master lease for 18 health care facilities worth $180 million and $30 million in asset-based financing, and eventual- ly the sale of such health care facilities to Kindred Healthcare, Inc.; responsibilities also include drafting amendments, resolutions, consents, and limited liability company agreements. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Massachusetts Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association; American Bar Association; New York Bar Association; International Council of Shopping Centers BAR ADMISSIONS
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York
• Represented Seller in connection with a $125 million asset sale involving six long-term, acute-care hospitals, nine skilled-nursing facilities, and four assisted living facilities. Involved in preparing and negotiating real estate and corporate documents; advised on a variety of title issues and managed all due diligence and closing matters.
• Represented the General Services Administration in connection with a $90 million build-to-suit of a new headquarters facility for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lead attorney involved in advising client on a multitude of complex legal issues, preparing and negotiating real estate documents, and other ancillary contracts, for this high-profiled transaction.
• Represented the General Services Administration in connection with a $120 million modernization of the infrastructure of a 366,141 square-foot building in Massachusetts. Lead attorney involved in advising client on a variety of complex legal and business issues; drafted and negotiated real estate, construction and bid documents, as well as other ancillary contracts, for this high-profiled transaction.
• Represented General Services Administration in connection with a transaction that included multiple land parcels owned by GSA in exchange for the construction of a new federal office facility in Virginia. The land parcels included a nine-story, 620,000 square-foot office building, a 14,000 square-foot maintenance garage and approximately 1,200 permitted parking spots and six acres of developable land in Massachusetts. Lead attorney involved in the preparation and negotiation of real estate and exchange documents for this high profiled transaction; advised client on a variety of complex legal issues.
• Represented Purchaser in connection with an acquisition of a 10-building corporate campus located in Massachusetts. The sale included 670,000 square feet of office, retail and laboratory space along with a 1,574-space garage and potential development site. One member of a ten-person team involved in the preparation and negotiation of real estate documents; performed extensive lease review.
• Represented Purchaser in connection with a $36 million acquisition of a five story, 114,257 square-foot office building in Massachusetts. One member of a three-person team involved in the drafting, revising and negotiating of loan documents and drafting real estate documents.
• Represented a telecommunications provider and tower owner in the purchase of approximately 800 telecommunications facilities throughout the United States. Involved in the extensive review of lease documents, easements and title review; resolved title and access issues; negotiated and drafted tower transfer agreements and other ancillary tower transfer documents, including but not limited to corporate and real estate documents.
• Represented multiple landlords and tenants in connection with a variety of lease matters which involved the drafting and negotiating of commercial office and retail leases for properties located in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, as well as nationally.