Paul A. Keenan


New Jersey
Phone number
(973) 503-5931

Clients, colleagues, and deal participants appreciate the creative strategies and valuable perspectives Paul Keenan brings to every transaction.

His success in crafting and closing complex financing arrangements stems from his ability to find common ground and recognizing that clients benefit from an approach that emphasizes vigilance and minimizing risk while moving a deal forward expeditiously without avoidable roadblocks or delays.

Managing partner of Kelley Drye’s New Jersey office, Paul offers particular experience in the origination of commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments loan restructurings, workouts, and insolvency issues. Paul has a systematic approach that leverages his client’s position and optimizes his experience, consensus-building, and problem-solving skills.

Paul’s clients include major financial institutions, several of which he has represented for more than 20 years. These enduring relationships are based not only on Paul’s lengthy track record of positive outcomes but also on his understanding of the internal needs and business objectives of large institutional lenders. This includes providing clear, actionable guidance and prioritizing critical issues.

Clients appreciate the collaboration and consensus I foster among deal participants. Dedicated to serving as a catalyst for closing even the most challenging transactions, I never lose sight of my client’s ultimate goal of getting the deal done.”

Paul was selected in 2013-2024 for inclusion in the Real Estate Law area as one of The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodword/White, Inc.). A description of the selection methodology can be found at www​.best​lawyers​.com/​m​e​t​h​o​d​ology.

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