Marie K. McConnell is a shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions, including commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, entity restructures, charter schools, for-profit and nonprofit mergers and acquisitions and organizational issues. She also has significant experience in counseling clients with respect to tax exemptions and tax assessment appeals.
Ms. McConnell merges an undergraduate background in economics and an LL.M. in taxation into her legal practice, resulting in thoughtful, business-oriented solutions that fit each client’s goals. She is a trusted advisor to her clients and values the personal relationships she has built over the years. She is dedicated, driven and highly responsive.
Ms. McConnell brings the same passion with which she serves her clients to the Firm and the Lehigh Valley community. She has been a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee beginning in 2019, the Compensation Committee since 2017, the Human Resources Committee since 2016, the Marketing Committee since 2015 and the Finance Committee since 2014. She was honored by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as the inaugural “Future Business Leader of the Lehigh Valley” in 2013. In addition, her peers recognized her as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” each year since 2012, a designation awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under 40. She has been active in CREW Lehigh Valley since 2010 and is currently servings as the organization’s President-Elect.
She is local to the area, having grown up in Allentown.
As Pennsylvania re-opens for business, with all counties moving to the Yellow Phase by June 5 and some counties already in the Green Phase, new guidance has been issued for businesses as they move through the phases, in addition to the Business & Building Safety Guidelines. For counties moving into green phase the following guidance […]
Updated May 18, 2020 What is “loan forgiveness”? The main benefit of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is that if the proceeds from the loan are properly spent within the eight week “Covered Period”—which begins, at the election of the applicant, on the day the PPP proceeds are deposited into the applicant’s bank account or […]
(Updated May 14, 2020) On May 13, 2020, the Treasury Department updated its Frequently Asked Question list to provide guidance regarding the much talked about “good-faith certification” that each borrower must make on its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application. Specifically, in order to obtain PPP funds, the borrower must certify that “Current economic uncertainty makes […]
Today, April 24, 2020, President Trump signed into law an amendment to the CARES Act relating to additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) grants, and other disaster loans. Specifically, the amendment provides for an extra $310B in funding for PPP and $10B for EIDL grants. Additionally, $50B in […]
(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 […]