Marie K. McConnell


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Marie K. McConnell is a shareholder and attorney in the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions, including entity selection, formation and organization (for-profit and nonprofit organizations), mergers, acquisitions and sales, contracts, financing, leasing, commercial real estate, business reorganizations and taxation. Ms. McConnell’s practice area also concentrates on tax exemption hearings and tax assessment appeals.


  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., cum laude, 2005
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M., taxation, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • 2013 Future Business Leader of the Lehigh Valley Award, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Named a Select Lawyer in:
    • Business/Commercial Law, Contracts Law, Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law and Taxation Law, 2014
    • Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law, 2015
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal “20 Under 40” Award, 2011
  • Selected for inclusion in 2012-2015, Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition

Projects and Accomplishments

  • Establishment and continuing representation of nonprofit organizations, including restructuring, mergers and affiliations.
  • Participation in tax exemption hearings for local and nationally-recognized nonprofit organizations, including hospitals.
  • Representation of residential, commercial, industrial and public utility taxpayers in the appeal of real estate tax assessments, including in class actions. Appearances include local assessment authorities, the Courts of Common Pleas and Pennsylvania’s appeal courts.
  • Representation of taxpayers in personal income tax matters, including domicile issues, before the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Board of Appeals, Board of Finance and Revenue and Commonwealth Court.

Community Activity

  • Secretary, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lehigh Valley, Member, 2010-present
  • Member, Audit, Finance and Investment Committee, Phoebe Ministries
  • Member, Board of Directors, Allentown School District Foundation
  • Former Member, Volunteer Leadership Council- Lehigh Valley Unit, American Cancer Society East Central Division

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