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Kirsten’s practice is focused on commercial real estate law, in both the areas of commercial real estate finance and real estate development. Kirsten represents financial institutions in connection with all types of real estate financing transactions throughout the country, and also real estate developers and national retailers in all aspects of real estate development including acquisitions and sales, subdivisions and development, construction, and leasing.

Kirsten’s experience in representing financial institutions includes representing master and special servicers of securitized loans in connection with loan assumption and other real estate related transactions.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2012-Present)
    • Associate (2006-2012)
  • Kilpatrick Townsend
    • Associate (2003-2006)
  • Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
    • Research Assistant (2001-2003)
  • Rhode Island Legal Services
    • Research Assistant (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2020-2021) Recognized for Commercial Finance Law

Professional Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • North Carolina, 2003
  • Rhode Island, 2007


  • German, Proficient

News & Insight


CARES Act and Interagency Guidance Encourage Loan Modifications Related to COVID-19

April 6, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") enacted on March 27, 2020 provides banks and their borrowers with temporary relief regarding troubled debt restructurings ("TDRs"), for short-term loan modifications made in response to C…

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59 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 59 attorneys in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 12 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 10 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inau…

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56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Names Angelini, Kenney and Martin Partners of the Firm

January 24, 2012

Providence, RI – Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP is pleased to announce that three new partners have been appointed; Laura Angelini, Kirsten E. Kenney and Peter J. Martin.Laura Angelini has been named Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Law Group. Laura …

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Case Study

Middletown Plaza Shopping Center, Middletown, Rhode Island

Hinckley Allen has represented this developer client in connection with the redevelopment of a large shopping center on Aquidneck Island. In order to enable the client to separately finance each of the big box/credit tenant leases, and in order to avoid th…

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Dowling Village Shopping Center, North Smithfield, Rhode Island

Hinckley Allen represented this developer in connection with a 630,000 sq. ft. shopping center in northern Rhode Island. The work included all aspects of the project including; the acquisition of the numerous parcels of real estate needed for the transacti…

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$156,000,000 Senior Secured Real Estate Loan

Hinckley Allen represented one of the nation's largest banks, in its role as Agent and Lender, in connection with a $156,000,000 loan that is secured by two high rise buildings located in Atlanta, Georgia having approximately 1,500,000 square feet of Clas…

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$21,750,000 construction loan for a multi-family residential project in Brooklyn, New York

In 2011, Hinckley Allen represented a large national bank, as Agent and Lender, in connection with the making of a complex $21,750,000 real estate secured construction loan for the re-development of a seven-story, sixty two (62) unit apartment building in …

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$40,000,000 Agented Revolving Credit Loan to three Major, National Real Estate Investment Funds

Hinckley Allen represented a major national bank, as Agent and Lender, in connection with a $40,000,000 real estate secured revolving credit loan, pursuant to which advances are calculated on a borrowing base formula. The Borrower sought a revolving line o…

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