McGuireWoods associate Kristen Courtney is among the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2019 “40 Under 40,” honoring
professionals who contribute significantly to the Jacksonville community.
Kristen’s practice covers many aspects of commercial real estate law. She
represents national banks, major grocery chains, and office and multifamily
developers across Florida in multimillion-dollar commercial real estate
deals. She was part of the McGuireWoods team that provided pro bono real
estate counsel to assist the nonprofit Sulzbacher Center in building The
Village, which opened in May 2018. The Village assists disadvantaged women
and families in Jacksonville, houses 350 people, and provides free health
services to its residents and others in the community.
“Helping our neighbors in need in Jacksonville elevates us all, and I am
proud to be recognized among those doing this work. My husband and I, and
our four wonderful children enjoy many blessings, and we feel it is
important to give back,” said Courtney, a member of McGuireWoods’ Veteran
For a decade before becoming a lawyer, Courtney served with meritorious
distinction as a P-3 Naval Flight Officer involved in post-Sept. 11, 2001,
military operations. She also oversaw the required training and combat
readiness for 144 aircrew.
Courtney graduated first in her class at Florida Coastal School of Law,
where she was executive editor for the Florida Coastal Law Review
and a member of the Moot Court Honor Board. She completed externships with
the State Attorney’s Office and with Clay County Judge Daniel Wilensky of
Florida’s 4th Circuit Court before joining McGuireWoods in 2016.