Jeannine T. Bishop advises corporate and real estate clients on the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of commercial properties that include offices, storage facilities, retail and convenience stores, medical buildings, properties leased to financial institutions, shopping centers, gas stations, and development parcels. She has represented clients on the real estate aspects of pipeline projects and acts as local counsel for real estate financing matters. In 2020, Jeannine was recognized in connection with a transaction listed among Philadelphia Business Journal’s Deals of the Year. She serves as the deputy practice leader of the real estate practice and the real estate lead on the firm’s retail and ecommerce industry team.
Jeannine’s clients include real estate investment trusts (REITs), private real estate companies, retailers, pension trusts, and corporate clients. She regularly manages the acquisition and sale of multiple-property portfolios of all sizes, assists with the real estate aspects of corporate acquisitions and mergers, and represents top storage industry clients in all aspects of their acquisition, disposition, and financing matters. In addition, her practice includes representing clients in the leasing of office and warehouse space as well as counseling clients in the energy space with respect to pipelines and easement matters.
Jeannine has represented telecommunications companies during the site development process as well as landlords leasing to telecommunication providers. She has also counseled clients on leasing matters related to COVID-19, including lease negotiations and business operation matters.
Represented an American food service, facilities, and uniform services company in connection with its lease for a 300,000-square-foot world headquarters in Philadelphia
Represented a publicly traded REIT in the acquisition and disposition of more than 1,000 properties over 24 months; representation included title, survey, and zoning diligence; leaseback transactions; complex easements; and closing preparation
Represented a real estate investment manager in connection with multiple acquisitions valued at $700 million and $195 million in multiple states; representation included negotiations of agreement of sale through closing
Represented a national REIT in connection with a new $450 million credit facility primarily secured by a large portfolio of real property assets of the REIT and several of its subsidiaries
Represented a publicly traded REIT in a sale transaction valued at $3.3 billion including the sale of 29.2 million square feet of space in hundreds of properties in 38 states and the District of Columbia and requiring the coordination of more than 200 affiliate property transfers, loan assumption and defeasance work, and local counsel mortgage reviews and transfer tax guidance throughout the United States
Represented a company in the build-out of an entire telecom network throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including rights to use dark fiber and collocation negotiations
Represented a nontraded REIT in its acquisition and leaseback of a newly constructed 150,000+ square-foot freight facility
Represented a multiemployer benefit plan as landlord in a $158 million lease for 238,000 square feet of space of in downtown Washington, DC; the deal was recognized as the 2012 lease renewal of the year in the Washington Business Journal
Represented a global resources company in the real estate aspects of a $12.1 billion acquisition
Represented fitness industry clients in the acquisition and leasing of gyms and health and wellness facilities and landlords in the leasing of fitness space for corporate tenants
Represented various media companies in the disposition of their real estate for warehouse and industrial uses as digital platforms mix with the print industry
Villanova University School of Law, 1998, J.D.
Connecticut College, 1995, B.A., cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Real Estate Law, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2022–2024)
Recommended, Real estate, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019–2023)
Recognized, Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer (2013)
Recognized, 40 Under 40, Philadelphia Business Journal (2013)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2013)
Advisory Board Member, Urban Land Institute
Member, Real Estate Advisory Council, Villanova University School of Business, DiLella Center for Real Estate
Member, Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board Member, Law360 (2018)
Member, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law