JESSICA F. BATTAGLIA joined the firm as a partner in 2013. Jessica works in the firm’s commercial real estate and corporate transactional practice and devotes her time to handling commercial matters including commercial leasing, real estate transactions and financing.
Jessica has handled a wide range of sales and acquisitions involving different types of real estate, including office buildings, retail shopping centers, restaurants, multi-family residential projects, and industrial warehouse facilities. In addition, Jessica has extensive experience in counseling individuals as well commercial landlords and tenants in connection with the preparation, review, and negotiation of commercial real estate leases.
In the context of acquisitions, and in addition to handling commercial leasing transactions, Jessica represents borrowers in a variety of complex financing transactions, with particular emphasis on commercial banking, asset and cash-flow based lending, and real-estate secured for acquisitions. Jessica also represents businesses and business owners in a wide variety of corporate transactional matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, corporate formation and governance matters, equity and debt financings, and contractual and business counseling.
Before joining the firm, Jessica focused her practice with a concentration in planned real estate development law and condominium law. Her work encompassed new construction condominium and subdivided lot communities, community association law, and the registration of planned real estate developments with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as well as commercial litigation involving construction defects and transition litigation.
Jessica earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Rider University with a major in English and Political Science. She is currently admitted to practice law in New Jersey as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.