With more than 15 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.
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 owners of Plaza at 835 West Hamilton Street brought an eminent domain proceeding against the City of Allentown, arguing that the City caused them to lose a major tenant and default on their mortgage. As a consequence, the building owner claimed that they suffered a “taking” of their property for which they sought “just […]
A Lehigh County jury found in favor of the City of Allentown, in a case stemming from a slip and fall on a City street. Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields represented the City during the two-day trial. The plaintiff claimed that she tripped and fell on a crack in a street resulting in permanent injury and […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. wishes the best of luck to all the women participating in the Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley She Nailed It! competition. The Firm is proud to have four attorneys competing for a second year as the “Hammers of Justice”. This year’s team includes: Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder in the Firm’s […]