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Biography

Jennifer Ivester Berry represents individuals, privately-held and public companies in connection with a wide range of commercial real estate property and energy related matters.

She counsels developers, commercial and institutional lenders, and others involved in the development, acquisition, construction, leasing and financing of commercial real estate. She also assists oil and gas clients with a variety of transactional and contractual matters, including the purchase and sale of assets, leasing, securities offerings and debt financing. She also has significant experience with the construction and financing of alternative energy generation facilities.

Jennifer has served as an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she taught Real Estate Development Law. She has also presented on various real estate and energy related topics, including leasing structures, wind energy and lender environmental liability. Jennifer authored “Will Advances in Offshore Wind Development Result in Onshore Wind Graveyards,” published in Power Engineering, November 14, 2013, and co-authored “Acceleration of Rent in Oklahoma: What’s a Landlord to Do? Framework for a Practical Approach,” published in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 79, No. 4, February 9, 2008.

Born and raised in Sayre, Oklahoma, Jennifer lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Steve. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, attending and watching sporting events of any kind (even golf), traveling and creating new recipes.

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2003, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma, Summer Program at Oxford, England, July 2001
  • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1998, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • 2003, Oklahoma

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Council of Oklahoma City
  • Urban Land Institute

Experience

  • Represented clients in connection with various real estate transactions ranging from representation of a private developer’s acquisition of a $11 million commercial property to representation of a financial institution’s $29 million commercial loan
  • Represented a client in connection with the disposition of a $15 million commercial property in Oklahoma
  • Represented a developer in connection with the construction and financing of a $288 million, 151 MW wind farm in Oklahoma
  • Represented a client in connection with an equity and debt financing of a 123 MW wind farm in Oklahoma
  • Commercial real property development, acquisition, construction, financing, leasing and disposition
  • Oil and gas acquisitions, securities offerings and debt financing, as well as alternative energy construction and financing

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers in Real Estate (2010 – 2018)
  • Best Lawyers®: Real Estate Law (2012 – present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Transactions / UCC Law (2014 – present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Finance Law (2020 – present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Environmental Law (2021-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Construction Law (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Energy Law (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Lawyer of the Year in OKC – Commercial Finance Law (2021)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Real Estate (2012 – 2019)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Top 25 Oklahoma Women (2014)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Rising Star (2008 – 2011)

Publications

Jennifer Ivester Berry represents individuals, privately-held and public companies in connection with a wide range of commercial real estate property and energy related matters.

She counsels developers, commercial and institutional lenders, and others involved in the development, acquisition, construction, leasing and financing of commercial real estate. She also assists oil and gas clients with a variety of transactional and contractual matters, including the purchase and sale of assets, leasing, securities offerings and debt financing. She also has significant experience with the construction and financing of alternative energy generation facilities.

Jennifer has served as an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she taught Real Estate Development Law. She has also presented on various real estate and energy related topics, including leasing structures, wind energy and lender environmental liability. Jennifer authored “Will Advances in Offshore Wind Development Result in Onshore Wind Graveyards,” published in Power Engineering, November 14, 2013, and co-authored “Acceleration of Rent in Oklahoma: What’s a Landlord to Do? Framework for a Practical Approach,” published in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 79, No. 4, February 9, 2008.

Born and raised in Sayre, Oklahoma, Jennifer lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Steve. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, attending and watching sporting events of any kind (even golf), traveling and creating new recipes.

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2003, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma, Summer Program at Oxford, England, July 2001
  • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1998, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude
  • 2003, Oklahoma
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Council of Oklahoma City
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Represented clients in connection with various real estate transactions ranging from representation of a private developer’s acquisition of a $11 million commercial property to representation of a financial institution’s $29 million commercial loan
  • Represented a client in connection with the disposition of a $15 million commercial property in Oklahoma
  • Represented a developer in connection with the construction and financing of a $288 million, 151 MW wind farm in Oklahoma
  • Represented a client in connection with an equity and debt financing of a 123 MW wind farm in Oklahoma
  • Commercial real property development, acquisition, construction, financing, leasing and disposition
  • Oil and gas acquisitions, securities offerings and debt financing, as well as alternative energy construction and financing
  • Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers in Real Estate (2010 – 2018)
  • Best Lawyers®: Real Estate Law (2012 – present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Transactions / UCC Law (2014 – present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Finance Law (2020 – present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Environmental Law (2021-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Construction Law (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Energy Law (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Lawyer of the Year in OKC – Commercial Finance Law (2021)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Real Estate (2012 – 2019)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Top 25 Oklahoma Women (2014)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Rising Star (2008 – 2011)

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