Christopher M. McLean

Christopher M. McLean


Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Corporate, Business & Banking • Project Development & Finance • Mergers & Acquisitions • Planned Communities & Condominiums • Estate Planning & Administration of Estates & Trusts

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a creative problem solver, Christopher M. McLean is a shareholder in the Firm’s 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.

Mr. McLean is a member of the Board of Directors of Ripple Community, Inc. and President the Board of Directors of Ripple’s newly formed RCI Village. He is able to translate his real estate and corporate experience to assist the Boards in fulfilling their purpose of providing housing stability. RCI Village’s purpose is to provide safe, stable, affordable housing, and support and connections that residents need to achieve long-term housing and life stability.

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”.


  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
    • Articles Editor, Penn State Journal of International Law
    • Woolsack Honor Society
  • Dickinson College, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1999
    • Dean’s List
    • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)


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


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County


  • Special Solicitor, Salem Township
  • Local Legal Leader, Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2016


  • RCI Village Properties, President, Board of Directors (2020 – Present)
  • Ripple Community, Inc., Member, Board of Directors (2019 – Present)
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer