Maureen is extensively involved in the negotiation of many of the largest leases and developments for office, retail, mixed-use, and industrial space in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. She represents real estate developers, owners and purchasers of properties, financial institutions, and landlords and tenants. She is a Director and a member of the Corporate & Tax, Public Finance, Construction, and Real Estate Groups.
Maureen focuses her practice on commercial real estate, commercial finance, corporate transactions, and public finance.
Maureen regularly represents clients in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, and financing of office, commercial, retail, residential, and industrial properties, including mixed-use projects, multi-occupancy buildings, single-tenant buildings, and condominiums.
In addition, Maureen drafts and reviews commercial loan documentation for public and private-sector lenders, management agreements, architects’ agreements, easements, licenses, and other real estate-related documents, including title, survey, and other matters.
She represents businesses in financing transactions and general business and transactional matters and has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and borrower’s counsel in tax-exempt financings.
Maureen represents a regional developer in connection with the acquisition, development, and leasing of numerous urban and suburban shopping centers and developments.
Maureen was instrumental in the purchase and development of 316 acres of property in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania, the purchase and then sale-lease back of 35,493 acres of property, and the development of headquarters buildings thereon for a large corporation in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Her representative transactions have also included the development and leasing of mixed-use projects and the $64-million sale of a 30-floor office building in Kentucky, with lease back of certain office space within the building.
Maureen’s professional involvement has included serving as board member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Pittsburgh (currently serving as general counsel), the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and the Real Property Section, Women in the Law Division and Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Her community activities have included volunteering with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Greater Pittsburgh Adult Literacy Council, CREW Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Hawthorne Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Maureen was selected to the 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. The selection process includes peer nominations and independent research on candidates.
She was among a group of Cohen & Grigsby attorneys named in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace, an industry “who’s who” of bond counsel and underwriters. Members of the Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group are named in the 2002 edition. The Firm served as bond counsel of $606.4 million of municipal bond issues in 2001, marking the second most in Pennsylvania.
Maureen also co-authored “Advanced Real Estate Law in Pennsylvania” for the National Business Institute in 2001.