Jennifer McDougall

Jennifer McDougall’s practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate, securities, and complex financial products litigation, where she represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitrations.  She also has experience in matters involving creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.  Jennifer has a successful track record of recovering or defending against claims for hundreds of millions of dollars for the firm’s clients.

Jennifer’s clients include some of the largest real estate developers, hotel owners and developers, and real estate and hospitality companies in the country, including JDS Development, Aman Resorts, OKO Group, and Hudson Realty Capital.  Jennifer also works with Kasowitz’s Real Estate Transactions group to counsel clients concerning the litigation implications of their agreements.

Jennifer has been recognized as a Rising Star by Legal Media Group: Expert Guides in the areas of Litigation and Real Estate, and as a Rising Star by Crain’s New York Business, a list that celebrates real estate professionals for their professional achievements and their involvement in community and industry organizations.  She has also been recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List, named a Leading Lady by Real Estate Weekly, a Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal and recognized by Best Lawyers on its Ones to Watch list.

Jennifer also devotes her time to pro bono work.  She leads Kasowitz’s efforts in providing pro bono representation to marginalized and vulnerable Westchester residents through a partnership with the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.  Jennifer has represented a number of Westchester’s most vulnerable families in eviction and foreclosure cases, preventing them from losing their homes.