Jennifer Blumenthal is the Managing Partner of the Charleston Office and serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s Lending Practice Group. She practices corporate, banking and business transactional law, with a concentration on commercial lending, real estate finance and UCC secured transactions, including loan workouts and restructuring of debt. She is also involved in many aspects of public finance transactions. Her practice also covers local government law, including public utility law and municipal election law, advising on public meeting law, public records (freedom of information), and procurement matters.
Jennifer handles complex business and financing transactions, including matters involving public and private real estate development projects; construction financing; office and retail leasing; company and asset acquisitions; asset based lending; and debt restructuring. Her clients include: financial institutions; national and international-based manufacturing companies; real estate developers; timeshare resorts; healthcare organizations; nonprofit corporations; public and private utilities; and governmental entities. She frequently serves as local counsel in multi-state transactions in rendering third-party legal opinions under state law.
Jennifer has made and moderated several presentations on third-party opinion practice, including topics on professionalism and ethical considerations in opinion practice. She has also given presentations to and advised banks on form commercial loan documentation. She has made presentations to and advised international clients on transacting business in the U.S. and on the Uniform Commercial Code relating to the sale of goods and commercial terms and conditions. She has also given presentations to public and private organizations on economic development incentives offered by the state and on the South Carolina Local Government Agreement Act.
Jennifer is the President of the South Carolina Bar Foundation and serves as the Secretary of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the South Carolina Bar. She also serves as Chair of the Legal Opinion Ad Hoc Committee of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section. She is also a member of the Association of Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions, as the state representative on behalf of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section of the Bar.
Jennifer joined the Firm in September 1991 and was elected a Shareholder of the Firm in March 1998. Her background, prior to attending law school, includes experience in various areas of real estate development.
Outside of her legal practice, Jennifer is actively involved in professional organizations. She is also actively involved in the community and served four terms on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Charleston, Inc.