Olivia Byrne

Washington, DC


About Olivia Byrne

Olivia S. Byrne is an attorney. She is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of K&L Gates, a law firm specializing in real estate investment, development and public finance.

Byrne also focuses on public policy, legislative counseling, tax exempt and taxable bonds, new markets tax credits, and public/private partnerships. Additionally, she spearheaded the firm’s U.S. economic incentives practice, obtaining millions of dollars worth of incentives for clients.

Byrne advises on real estate projects relating to headquarters, mixed use, retail, office, residential, manufacturing, warehouse, healthcare, hotels, restaurants and sports arenas. As a member of the real estate team, Byrne provides location assistance to companies, domestic and abroad, in various industries that include technology, broadcasting, industrial manufacturing, sports, entertainment facilities and hotels.

Byrne works with the Opportunity Zone community development program, helping clients develop investments in low-income urban and rural neighborhoods. She represents corporations, nonprofit organizations and partnerships.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Byrne was a real estate partner for another Washington, D.C. law firm.

Byrne is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She has made the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list in government finance for the past four years. Bisnow named her among its Top Women in D.C. Commercial Real Estate for 2017.

Byrne has bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College in Maine and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.


K&L Gates


1601 K Street NW, Washington



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