Ann Hsu Kaufman


Background/ Experience: Ann is an experienced commercial real estate attorney who has represented lenders, real estate owners, developers and investors in the acquisition, ownership, development, financing and sale of commercial properties, including office buildings, hotels, retail and mixed-use projects, multifamily apartment complexes and condominium developments. She has also worked with loan servicers in distressed asset management, including the negotiation of forbearance agreements, loan modifications, foreclosure litigation and other loss mitigation efforts.

Additionally, Ann has represented institutional lenders in various aspects of real estate finance, including loan assumptions, defeasances, intercreditor agreements and mezzanine financing arrangements. More recently, Ann has represented national and state title insurance companies in negotiating and resolving title claims and has served as real estate counsel on federal and state title claims litigation matters. Some of her matters include defending a developer against a federal challenge to the Administrative Procedures Act in removing public use restrictive covenants, negotiating reciprocal easement agreements to settle landowner/developer disputes, investigating a spoil easement claim by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer against a commercial developer, and negotiating a ground lease of property located on 5th Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. for The Peebles Corporation.

Ann began practicing law in Washington, D.C. in 2006, working with Ed Rogers and Debra Yogodzinski early in her career. She then continued her practice in Charleston, South Carolina, before resuming practice with Rogers Yogodzinski LLP in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

Affiliations/ Community Involvement: Ann serves as a member of the Diversity Committee for the Alumni Association at the University of Texas School of Law and has served on the board of the University of Texas Law Alumni Association – DC Chapter. She has also served as volunteer counsel for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a member of the bars of D.C., Virginia and South Carolina.

Education: Ann earned her BA, magna cum laude, from the Oglethorpe University, a MA in Political Science from Emory University, a MSc in Development Studies from the University of London and her JD from the University of Texas School of Law.