Susan J. Borschel is of counsel in the firm’s Northern Virginia office who works on both commercial real estate and government contracts transactions. She has more than 20 years of legal, operations, and comptroller experience in both private and military matrix organizations. Ms. Borschel comes to Morrison & Foerster from a major defense contractor, where she served a variety of intelligence, Department of Defense, and other government agency customers as a member of executive teams for two different lines of business.
Prior to her work for a major defense contractor, Ms. Borschel was a commercial real estate attorney supporting clients worldwide. Ms. Borschel has 19 years’ experience working on billions of dollars in large real estate and infrastructure portfolio and financing transactions involving the management of numerous outside counsel and internal resources. Ms. Borschel worked for six months as General Counsel and Asset Manager for a local developer client while the client looked for individuals to fill those two positions. Because of her proven business acumen and ability to minimize risks and take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives, Ms. Borschel is by-name requested to work on a large number of renewable energy and portfolio acquisition projects, including the purchase of a 298MW wind project, the sale of interests in two solar projects, the purchase of fixed based operations (including the leases) at airports in nearly every state, the purchase-lease back of dozens of auto dealerships by a real estate investment trust, the purchase of several toll roads and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and the sale of a multi-billion-dollar office portfolio (one of the largest sales in the D.C.-Northern Virginia-Maryland metro area). Ms. Borschel has extensive experience negotiating complex, high value contracts, including for an aerospace manufacturer on a classified billion dollar subcontract, a high-voltage and electromagnetic component manufacturer in all commercial and government contract negotiations, an IT company in the negotiation of multiple classified R&D and manufacturing government contracts, and a data center provider in all real property, technology, colocation, and fiber matters.
Ms. Borschel served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel with nearly 30 years of active and reserve duty in the fields of finance and military intelligence. Ms. Borschel served four of her twelve active duty years in France and Germany, and held a variety of senior intelligence and finance positions, including Chief Staff Officer for the National Military Joint Intelligence Center, Senior Military Analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Deputy Defense Accounting Officer for Fort Belvoir.
She holds active security clearances. Ms. Borschel is an active member of the American Bar Association.
Real Estate / Renewable Energy / M&A
Due Diligence and M&A
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