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”.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Tom Wolf, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, issued guidance for businesses in the real estate industry, allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, regardless of their county’s red, yellow or green phase status. Effective May 19, 2020, all businesses in the real estate industry, including: real […]
(Updated April 24, 2020) On April 20, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 841 into law and announced the first few incremental changes toward opening up Pennsylvania after its shutdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Governor Wolf announced the restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 1, curbside pickup of […]