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Courtney E. McGuinn, Co-Chair of the Women’s Initiative, concentrates her practice on virtually all aspects of commercial real estate, including financing, acquisition and development. She has experience with restructuring and modifying distressed loans and drafting multi-party loan agreements and modifications.

Courtney represents both borrowers and institutional lenders, debt funds and insurance companies and investment banks in various aspects of loan origination for all types of commercial real estate financing, including hotel, multi-family, multi-property, construction and Shariah financing.

In addition, Courtney’s practice consists of broad national experience representing real estate owners, investors, operators, investments funds, lenders, and other clients in the financing of real estate through debt at all levels of the capital stack, securitized financings, mezzanine loans, construction loans, the purchase and sale of loans, and loan participations.


  • Commercial real estate financing
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Restructuring


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Recipient, "Associate Commitment to Justice Award," Her Justice (inMotion, Inc.), 2010
  • Board member, Lake Luzerne Association
  • Board member, New York Alumni Chapter for Loyola University Maryland


  • J.D., summa cum laude, New York Law School, 2002
    • Articles editor, New York Law School Law Review, 2001-2002
  • B.A., cum laude, Loyola University Maryland
  • New York