Lisa Killeen, Banking Partner, joined the firm in 2013 having previously worked in William Fry Solicitors.
Lisa specialises in banking and finance, construction, commercial property and insolvency.
Advising on all aspects of banking and finance transactions, Lisa acts for both lenders and borrowers in loan transactions to include refinances, new lending and development finance. She regularly acts for national and multinational private and corporate clients on their borrowings, including new and revised loan facilities, negotiation of security and pre-drawdown requirements. She also advises some of the leading Irish financial institutions on lending, including drafting and reviewing of facility agreements, drafting security packages and related corporate documents, completing security reviews, advising on complex financial assistance, other legal issues, managing condition precedent compliance and the transaction closing process.
Acting for both public and private sector clients on construction projects in Ireland, Lisa navigates clients through complex issues arising throughout all stages of projects, including inception, planning, contract drafting, contract negotiation and building regulations. Lisa regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on development finance transactions. Supporting our contentious construction team with her technical skills, the team acts on contentious litigious matters which can arise on a construction project and on all available alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation, conciliation, adjudication and arbitration.
Practising in all aspects of commercial property law including property acquisitions and disposals, property financing and property investment, Lisa acts on behalf of corporate, individual clients and state and semi-state bodies. In addition, she has considerable experience in commercial leasing, having acted for many years for both landlords and tenants in retail, office and other commercial letting transactions.
Lisa has significant insolvency experience which includes advising receivers and financial institutions on enforcement of security, the disposal of secured assets and corporate restructuring. She also regularly advises liquidators of secured assets and directors in insolvent companies.
- Member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
- National University of Ireland, Galway, Bachelor in Corporate Law
- National University of Ireland, Galway, LLB
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing
- Law Society of Ireland, Certificate in Banking Law and Practice
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Construction Law
- Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
‘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.
‘Lisa Killeen is learned and astute – she understands the brief, especially complex matters, she takes a strong and capable stand, and she represents the client thoroughly. Clients find her extremely professional. Her communication skills are excellent and she continuously keeps us briefed. I have no hesitation in advocating Lisa to any potential client.’
'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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