POTOMAC, MD, November 25, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kimberly Wachen with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Wachen celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Wachen is a highly regarded real estate attorney who began her legal career in 1992 at Arent Fox LLP where she subsequently has been made a partner and chairperson of the firm's hospitality group. Ms. Wachen is known as a critical thinker who anticipates problems and solves them in a timely manner. She is responsive to client needs and cost efficient. Clients have described Kimberly as "hands-down the best business lawyer I've ever dealt with" and as "a zealous advocate who is savvy about deferring to clients' business considerations. She is very thorough and very knowledgeable." When named as the Leading DC Real Estate Lawyer by The National Law Journal, another client described Kimberly as "a tenacious negotiator with a keen business sense. . . She is very aware of what our goals are and where we are trying to get to at the end of the day." Kimberly represents real estate investors, developers and managers in large commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of individual properties (e.g., hotels, senior living facilities, office buildings and shopping centers), the purchase and sale of multi-state portfolios, and leasing of office building and retail space. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Wachen served as an tax accountant for Arthur Anderson & Company in Washington, DC.
Apart from her commitments at the law firm, Ms. Wachen is an advisory board member for Georgetown University's annual Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit. She has also lectured at the American University Law School, contributing her expertise to its hospitality and tourism program between 2014 and 2020. Ms. Wachen has maintained her involvement in the hospitality field as a frequent speaker for many years.
Ms. Wachen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1988. She earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Ms. Wachen is a Maryland certified public accountant.
Celebrated for her success, Ms. Wachen has been consistently rated as a Leading Real Estate Lawyer in Washington, DC, by Chambers USA and Legal 500 USA. Chambers also rated her as a Leading Hospitality Lawyer in Washington, DC multiple times. In support of her legal career, Ms. Wachen has been a member of the DC Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association and the New York Bar Association.
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