With 15 years’ experience as a creative problem solver, Christopher M. McLean is a member of the Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Corporate, Business & Banking groups. Throughout his career, Mr. McLean has been responsible for the negotiation of complex business, loan and real estate transactions, including a wide variety of transaction documents. He regularly represents clients in front of government agencies and municipal governing bodies in connection with land use and entitlements for real estate projects. He counts businesses of all sizes as his clients, from Fortune 500 retailers and builders to local builders and developers. In addition, he works with personal clients on all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives (living wills) and administration of estates and trusts.
Mr. McLean takes a practical, common sense approach to the challenges that face his clients, working toward the most efficient outcome without overcomplicating or “overlawyering” the matter. His clients have recognized his practical, insightful solutions and value his in-depth knowledge of the law.
A native to the Lehigh Valley, Mr. McLean understands the marketplace and unique qualities of doing business here. When not in his hometown of Zionsville, he can likely be found on the beaches of Florida or the Caribbean islands, collecting shells and humming “Margaritaville”.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., a founding member and shareholder of the Firm, has been recognized as a top lawyer in the practice of real estate in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 edition. The Best Lawyers© is an international, peer-review publication that annually rates the […]
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