Eleanor D. Zappone

Eleanor is a partner in the Business Group.
Eleanor Zappone, Partner, Washington DC at Arent Fox

Eleanor practices primarily in the areas of general real estate and real estate finance.

Client Work

Since joining Arent Fox, Eleanor has assisted clients in the purchase and sale of commercial properties, including hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, and multifamily residential properties, both locally and nationally. She has also been involved in financings and refinancings for such properties, as well as construction loans. In the leasing area, Eleanor has represented landlords on office leases, particularly nonprofits with additional space in their buildings. Eleanor has also assisted clients in bond financings and mezzanine loans.

Previous Work

Before joining Arent Fox, Eleanor was vice president of asset management for the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships. In this position, she was responsible for structuring and implementing sale and refinancing transactions for the corporation’s multifamily housing portfolio, as well as negotiating debt restructuring for troubled assets.

Professional Activities

Eleanor serves on the Programs Committee for DCBIA.

Life Beyond the Law

Eleanor enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, hunting for modern art and pottery, and listening to alternative music and opera.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Maryland Bar
  • Education
    American University, Washington College of Law
    The George Washington University
    University of Maryland