Caitriona Leahy is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our property department and joined the firm in 2003.
She specialises in advising on all aspects of the acquisition, development and disposal of commercial and residential property, including retail, commercial, industrial, office and residential premises.
Many of the transactions which Caitriona is engaged in are tax based and her experience extends to advising clients on the taxation implications of these transactions, given that she is also qualified as a taxation consultant.
Caitriona’s experience also extends to advising on all matters relating to landlord and tenant law and commercial licence agreements, including negotiating, drafting and implementing commercial property leases and licence agreements and dealing with related issues, such as surrenders and variation of leases, on behalf of landlords, tenants, licensors and licensees.
Caitriona acts for developers, statutory bodies, private and institutional investors, partnerships, retailers, companies, private individuals charities and other non-profit organisations.
‘There is good attention to detail. The objective of the client is firstly identified and the service is tailored to the needs of the client. They value your business in a personal capacity.’ ‘Helpful and friendly, practical advice.’
‘An outstanding practice of long standing. The practice does not interact with clients as solely customers of a solution, process or transaction but as partners with whom the firm participates in mutual long-term benefit and pride. Harry Fehily is totally committed to the best interest of his client. Pat McInerney is a generalist of no limit because his good sense knows no boundaries. Sandra Egan makes complex aggressive transactions in acquisition and business transfer look simple. Caitriona Leahy is always well ahead of the client’s responses and delivery is her strong focus.’
Holmes O'Malley Sexton's practice is headed by Limerick-based Sandra Egan and Dublin-based duo Lorraine Power and Harry Fehily. The firm's Limerick office has strong connections to the local region with clients including the University of Limerick and Limerick 2030 Strategic Development DAC; the team advised the latter on the Hanging Gardens office development. The Dublin office has recently been active for investment trust Yew Grove REIT on acquisitions. The team also acts in the healthcare, retail and office sectors and advises on lease negotiations.
Holmes O'Malley Sexton has particular expertise in the education sector, where the team represents a number of universities, but also acts for a range of state and semi-state bodies and statutory corporations. The practice has advised on judicial review proceedings, disputes in the public sector, complaints and investigations, and public procurement issues. Based in the firm's Limerick and Dublin offices, managing partner Harry Fehily has extensive experience of judicial reviews and regulatory investigations, while Pat McInerney regularly acts for public bodies in litigation, including professional negligence, defamation, breach of contract and property-related cases.
'Very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with' 'They are capable, experienced and commercial'
Holmes O'Malley Sexton provides services across Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Limerick and, as of June 2019, Cork, and also has an office in London. The team is particularly active in property finance, advising on a number of high-profile development finance matters, and also advises on M&A financing and restructuring transactions. In Limerick, the 'learned and astute' Lisa Killeen, who was made up to partner in October 2019, is noted for her expertise in construction finance.
Holmes O'Malley Sexton’s team was boosted by the promotion of Limerick-based Sandra Egan to the partnership, and the hire of Michael Carrigan, who joined the Dublin office from Eugene F. Collins. Egan, who heads the practice, was instructed by Dublin City Council on a number of matters including the acquisition of housing units.
Holmes O'Malley Sexton’s ‘approachable and proactively helpful team’ was active on a number of lender side deals for domestic banks and alternative lenders. Limerick-based senior associate Lisa Killeen is the main contact.
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Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s Dublin practice was boosted by the hire of Áine Kehoe, formerly of Maples and Calder, who focuses on corporate finance. Limerick-based senior associate Caitriona Leahy handles real estate finance.
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