Sandra Egan is a Partner in our property department, having joined the firm in April 2013 from Arthur Cox Solicitors, where she worked since 2003.
Sandra specialises in advising on all aspects of commercial property, banking, insolvency and restructuring. Sandra’s extensive experience includes advising on acquisitions, disposals, financing, restructurings and property investment on behalf of state and semi state companies, financial institutions, corporate and individual clients, partnerships, educational and religious institutions, pension investment funds as well as many corporate clients who operate nationally and internationally.
Sandra advises financial institutions, receivers and liquidators on an ongoing basis in relation to enforcing security, restructuring and the sale and management of distressed property portfolios.
Sandra also advises on all aspects of landlord and tenant law including advising commercial and retail landlords and tenants in respect of the acquisition and disposal of their leasehold interest and providing management advice to landlords, tenants and asset managers.
Sandra served a six month secondment with NAMA in 2010 advising on all property and security related matters in the context of NAMA’s acquisition of the extensive loan books from the relevant banking institutions in the State.
- NUI, Galway, B Corp Law
- NUI Galway, LLB
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Applied Finance Law
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Employment Law
- Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
‘They have the scale required so that the team do not disappear just when you need them to work on another client. Sandra Egan has been very thorough in chasing down at times difficult issues and counterparts. George Kennedy has always been available to talk about stuff when required and help on broader commercial advice. I also see a firm, especially managing partner Harry Fehily, committed to supporting pro bono work and not-for-profit organisations and the broader Limerick environment.’
‘Sandra Egan has been exceptional. She is very prompt in responding to our requests and explains everything clearly. She is solution focused and proactively works to get complex negotiations over the line for us. Her knowledge, attention to detail and awareness of future risk is excellent.’ ‘Sandra Egan is very knowledgeable and very accessible to us on any query of our real estate business transactions.’ ‘A great business partner. The one-to-one service provided is top class. The attention to detail is excellent. Sandra Egan leads the team extremely well and its clear that her team are getting good sound advice on matters. I would also mention Melissa Regan who is fantastic to deal with.’
‘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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