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Amy H. Ironmonger

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Fax +1.843.579.5601

Amy Ironmonger focuses her practice in the areas of resort and hospitality, real estate and commercial development, commercial lending, and corporate law.

Ms. Ironmonger’s practice includes:

  • Structuring and documenting resort communities and other real estate developments, including purchase and sale agreements, covenants and easements, joint venture agreements, development agreements, hotel agreements, and golf agreements
  • Routinely drafting commercial loan and loan modification documentation in connection with the workout of numerous credit facilities for major financial institutions
  • General commercial real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating leases for commercial properties
  • Stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, and other similar transactions

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Ironmonger practiced for another Charleston firm and worked for two years as a special projects analyst, where she focused on research related to the hotel and real estate industries. Ms. Ironmonger is also an internationally acclaimed sailor, having competed in and won numerous sailing events around the world, including the 2009 Melges 24 North American Championship.


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Drafting Commercial Documents, 2009; Secured Transactions, 2010

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Urban Land Institute, Member of the New York City Programming Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit - “Cuba - Investments and Opportunities” 2015
  • Panelist, HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit - “How Do Investors Get Deals Done in the Region - Closing the Deal: What Does it Take and How?” 2013
  • Panelist, HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit - “Innovate for Investment Success - Overcoming Investment Challenges,” 2012
  • Moderator, Urban Land Institute National Spring Meeting: Trustee/Young Leader Roundtable, 2012
United States
  • Represented Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE:HTA) in its acquisition of 72 medical office properties across 15 states from Duke Realty (NYSE: DRE) for $2.3 billion
  • Represented a U.S. investment manager on the origination of a mezzanine loan secured by interests in the owner of a hotel in Brooklyn, New York
  • Assisted the acquisition and financing of government-tenant buildings in Washington, D.C.
  • Assisted with the financings of several luxury hotels in New York City
  • Assisted a Chinese public company with the acquisition of Hotel 373, a boutique hotel in New York City
  • Assisted a public company based in Texas in connection with the development of several new branded hotels in Texas and New York and negotiation of related management agreements and franchise agreements with international hotel brands
  • Assisting a Chicago-based hotel owner and operator in a number of hotel acquisitions throughout the United States including negotiating the purchase and sale agreement, financing documents, joint venture documentation, and franchise agreements and hotel management agreements related to the transactions
  • Assisting the buyer of retail property in Colorado
  • Assisted a Fortune 100 company in the $80 million divestiture of its consumer packaging division
  • Assisting domestic and international lenders in connection with financings secured by hotel, commercial, and retail properties on the East Coast
  • Assisted the buyer of a luxury condo in New York City
  • Assisting a healthcare real estate investment trust with the acquisition of hospital-related facilities around the United States

  • Assisting a hotel developer in connection with its hotel development and management documentation with a international hotel brand in the Bahamas
  • Assisting a hotel developer in connection with its hotel development and management documentation with an international hotel brand in Doha, Qatar 
  •  Assisting the owner of a resort development in Puerto Rico
  • Assisted a hotel owner with the selection of an international brand for a rebranding of its property in Perth, Australia; work includes comparison and advise on proposals from nine international hotel brands
  • Assisting a hotel developer and owner in connection with the negotiation of hotel management documentation with a Saudi-based hotel company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Assisted the developer of a new hotel in Cartagena, Colombia with key terms in hotel management agreements
  • Assisting the developer at the 2,500 acre Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts, West Indies resort with all aspects of the development, including lot sales and other matters related to the development
  • Assisted a private equity fund and luxury hotel brand in the development of a large resort and master planned community in Barbuda, West Indies
  • Assisted in the representation of a European family-oriented hotel brand launching in the Caribbean
  • Assisted a luxury hotel company pursuing the acquisition of the Temenos Resort & Golf Course in Anguilla, West Indies
  • Assisted a condominium hotel developer in Roatan, Honduras with drafting condo hotel covenants and rental management agreements
  • Assisted a national real estate auction company in the sale of multiple distressed hotel properties in Jamaica
  • Assisted RIU Hotels and Resorts in the acquisition of the 481-key Westin Aruba resort hotel in Aruba
  • Assisted the majority owner of Kiawah Partners and its affiliates in the sale of the holding companies for the Kiawah Island Resort, SC, the Doonbeg Golf Resort in Ireland, and the Christophe Harbour Resort in St. Kitts; counsel to new buyer of the Christophe Harbour Resort
  • Assisted a private equity fund in providing a loan to the owners of the Cap Juluca Resort in Anguilla, West Indies