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Denise W. Killebrew | Connect CRE

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Denise W. Killebrew


Baker Donelson

Chair of firm's real estate/finance practice after being named co-chair

Represents developers on acquisition, development and financing of real estate

Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1999

A managing shareholder in the Birmingham office of Baker Donelson, Denise Killebrew now chairs the firm’s real estate/finance group, having been named co-chair in 2020. She concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and capital finance as well as commercial lending and finance.  

She represents real estate developers in connection with the acquisition, development and financing of real estate, including land use planning and the structuring of alternative financing, capital stacks and joint venture vehicles. 

Killebrew also has years of experience in the development, finance and management of senior housing and in retail development and leasing both for shopping center developers and national retailers. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1999 and in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2010. In 2003, she was a recipient of the Women of Distinction Award. 

These are some of the reasons that we named Killebrew to our Atlanta & Southeast grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).