Keenan Kolendo is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. He has experience in assisting clients with commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of retail, office and industrial projects.
Bar Admissions2003, Texas;
EducationJ.D., The University of Texas, 2003, with honors
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1999
Significant AccomplishmentsRepresentation of major U.S. financial institutions in leasing (including space leases, ground leases and subleases), acquisition, development and operating matters related to bank-operated real estate, including for branch locations, offices, ATMs, and data centers. Representation includes representation in expansion projects (of more than 100 new branch bank locations) in new regional markets.
Representation of investment funds in acquisition, management and disposition of retail, office and multi-family property portfolio;
Obtaining favorable awards and settlements on behalf of private entities arising out of condemnation matters; Structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing real estate components of merger and acquisition transactions for both publicly and privately held companies;
Representation of one of the five largest U.S. bank holding companies in acquisition, leasing and development of retail branch locations and office locations during its initial expansion into the Texas market;
Representation of Fortune 10 corporation in acquisition and development of retail store and distribution center sites;
Representation of major U.S. financial institutions in real estate lending activities, including acquisition, construction and development transactions;
Representation of foreclosure services provider in analysis of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and its application to new lines of business.