Kirsten Yerger

Kirsten M. Yerger


Kirsten M. Yerger


  • Overview


    Kirsten Yerger handles a range of real estate transactions, financing, and leases as well as transactional and litigation related land use matters as a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group.

    Real Estate Financing
    Kirsten advises lenders and borrowers on various types of real estate financings, including those related to affordable housing. She drafts and negotiates loan documents, oversees due diligence, and provides advice through the final closing. Kirsten assists clients with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan executions and multifamily loan transactions financed and/or subsidized through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs.

    Land Use
    Kirsten performs due diligence work for real estate transactions prior to acquisition and financing. She assesses potential planning and zoning concerns and environmental risk of properties and determines what mitigation measures are needed, to help clients make the best business decisions and avoid potential liability. Kirsten provides guidance to clients seeking local zoning approvals. She counsels them on meeting requirements for land development and securing necessary municipal and state permits to do so.

    Kirsten has also assisted on various land use litigation matters representing clients on contested determinations of local planning and zoning boards.

    Real Estate Leasing
    Kirsten assists tenants, owners, and developers with the leasing of commercial, office, retail, and industrial spaces of all sizes. She helps clients navigate through all legal issues until the final execution of a lease, including drafting and negotiating letters of intent, lease agreements, subleases, and lease amendments.

    Kirsten has also assisted on litigation matters relating to hazardous waste exposure and clean up related to the acquisition of property.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Kirsten served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Edgardo Ramos in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. While in law school, she performed legal research to assist in the development of New York State and national energy initiatives for the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and she researched best practices for implementing solar energy in conjunction with historic preservation for Pace University’s Land Use Law Center. She also conducted research on the economic incentives of development in the Bridgeport City Parks System and created an executive summary of information to be utilized by the Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut as part of the Bridgeport BGreen 2020 Initiative. 

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Researched and drafted memos on various topics, including civil procedure rules regarding expert testimony, Clean Air Act regulations, and New York State landlord-tenant laws.

      • Completed digests of expert reports in connection with land use applications. 

    • Publications


      "Watching Wetlands Like A Hawke: Good News, U.S. Supreme Court Enables Challenges of Jurisdictional Determinations," published in The Municipal Law Quarterly, co-authored with Dwight H. Merriam and Kirsten Yerger, a publication of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (Summer 2016)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 18, 2016

        Kirsten Yerger and Dwight Merriam Publish Article in The Municipal Law Quarterly

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