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Janet M. Dery


Janet is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Washington office. Her practice’s primary focus is on commercial lending, business law, and real estate. Representing bank and non-bank lenders in hundreds of commercial lending transactions nationwide, she has extensive experience as closing counsel for various financial transactions, many of which involve government assisted programs and multi-jurisdictional issues and collateral. In such role, she uses her knowledge of finance and a proactive approach to assist the lenders with eligibility determinations, due diligence collection, preparation and negotiation of loan documents, and closing of the loan transactions.

Janet is an approved closing attorney for certified development companies which facilitate U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs. In such representation, she assists borrowers and third party lenders in understanding all the complexities in the requirements and funding process under the SBA 504 loan program. She also works closely with local SBA District Counsel to insure the eligibility of the loan submissions for inclusion in the applicable monthly debenture fundings.

Janet’s practice also includes review of already-closed government guaranteed loan packages to insure compliance with program requirements. Additionally, Janet presents training webinars on government guaranteed lending issues for various organizations.

Finally, in her business law practice, Janet advises on corporate governance and assists clients with the various aspects of their business. These aspects include entity formations, licensing, sales, mergers, and real property acquisitions.

• Pennsylvania
• New Jersey
• Maryland

• Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers- Pennsylvania Rising Stars in 2007-2012 (Banking, Real Estate, Business/Corporate)

• National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
• National Association of Development Companies
• American Bar Association
• Pennsylvania Bar Association

• Widener University Law School – JD
• State University of New York – BA

Contact Information
Direct Dial: 267.470.1189
Phone: 215.542.7070
Fax: 215.542.0723
Email: jdery@starfieldsmith.com
Address: 1300 Virginia Drive, Suite 325
Fort Washington, PA 19034