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Kimberly Owens

General Counsel

Kimberly S. Owens serves as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Nuveen LLC focusing her practice on the needs of the Nuveen affiliates, most notably, as a generalist addressing a wide variety of the legal support needs of Greenwood Resources, Inc. including litigation, transactional and corporate services.

Prior to focusing on Greenwood Resources, Ms. Owens’ attentions were on asset management law and corporate integration and subsidiary governance.  Ms. Owens handled mergers and acquisitions at TIAA for a period of 3 years, closing the acquisitions of TIAA subsidiaries, Westchester, TH Real Estate and Nuveen and providing key legal support to the Strategy and Development Group.  Kimberly joined TIAA in 2004 and served as part of the Real Estate group focusing on acquisition, disposition, commercial mortgages and leasing.

Prior to her tenure at TIAA, Ms. Owens practiced at the law firms of McGuire Woods and Kilpatrick Stockton, specializing in securitized lending, leasing, and bankruptcy.  She served as law clerk in the Western District of North Carolina to Chief Bankruptcy Judge George R. Hodges.  Ms. Owens earned a J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994, graduating as a member of the Order of the Barristers and with highest academic awards in the areas of Contracts, Real Property and Professional Responsibility.  Ms. Owens earned her undergraduate degree with highest honors from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1991, double majoring in French and Political Science.

 

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