Susan Sturman Jennings, Esq., Named 2016 Top Counsel, Attorney of the Year

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce that Susan Sturman Jennings, Esq., has been named one of 2016’s Top Counsel from The Daily Record.

The Daily Record’s Attorneys of the Year Awards honors outstanding attorneys through the Leaders in Law and Top Counsel. The Top Counsel Award honors in-house or general counsel who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.

Ms. Jennings has acted as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Conifer since 2000. She has been a leader in the legal community for 25 years, offering her expertise in tax credit syndications and loan closings. Prior to joining Conifer, she represented developers, nonprofit organizations and lenders in Federal Housing Administration, Federal National Mortgage Association and conventional financing transactions. She has also advised clients on issues regarding property management, mark-to-market, other HUD subsidy programs and state agency regulations of affordable housing.

“Susan has long been an integral member of our Senior Leadership Team,” said Tim Fournier, Chairman and CEO of Conifer Realty, LLC. “Personally, I could not ask for a more trusted General Counsel and advisor than Susan. Her leadership, ethics, integrity and dedication are some of her greatest strengths which have significantly contributed to the growth and success of Conifer.” He added, “Bottom line: I am privileged to have Susan on my team.”

She is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia bars; has spoken frequently at American Bar Association events, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing Conference and other industry groups on affordable housing issues; is a member of the Greater Rochester Housing Partnership’s Martin Luther King Fund Committee; she is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and sits on its Membership Committee.