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Nicholas S. Penn

Nicholas S. Penn

Practice Areas:


  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts (Economics), 1981
  • Georgetown University, Juris Doctorate, 1987

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • District of Columbia Bar

Nicholas Penn is Member of the firm. His practice involves a wide range of transactional matters for corporate, nonprofit and government clients. His matters have included the disposition of federal government assets (through bulk and individual sales, structured sales, and securitizations), as well as municipal bond issuances, corporate acquisitions, and sales. Mr. Penn also provides on-going advice to a variety of the firm’s corporate and nonprofit clients, advising on corporate organization and management structure, preparation of articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, and government filings.

Mr. Penn manages the firm’s work as counsel to the Washington Convention and Sports Authority. Mr. Penn advised the Authority in the negotiation of all key transaction documents, including the ground lease, funding and development agreement, and room block agreement for the Marriott Marquis hotel that was constructed adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Mr. Penn represented the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in connection with development dispositions, including the negotiation and drafting of land disposition agreements, deeds, construction and use covenants, affordable housing covenants, and easements. He was recently part of the team that helped to advise the District in connection with the new soccer stadium.

In addition to transactional matters, Mr. Penn’s practice includes administrative law and regulatory matters as an advisor to regulated public utilities appearing the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia. He has also been regularly engaged by clients in regulatory appeals matters, preparing appellate briefs and arguing the matters before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.