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Overview

Mary brings a wealth of finance and corporate law experience to her transactional real estate clients.

Mary advises on projects that provide communities and their people a basis for growth and opportunity. She represents lenders, developers, operating companies, and local governments in a wide range of complex real estate and financing transactions, including multi-phase development projects, construction real estate loans, tax credit financing structures, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.

Mary’s approach to real estate transactions and financing is greatly enhanced by her corporate law experience. She has acted as counsel to investors, general contractors, national manufacturing companies, and prominent architectural and engineering firms, advising on corporate governance matters, acquisitions and joint ventures and teaming agreements, construction and engineering agreements, and vendor relations.

Prior to entering private practice, Mary earned her MBA specializing in corporate finance and investment banking. She also worked at a major New York-based investment bank and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, Symposium Editor
    • Phi Alpha Delta
  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Wisconsin School of Business
    • Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
  • B.A., Marquette University
    • with distinction
    • Alpha Sigma Nu
    • Phi Sigma Tau

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • Dane County Bar Association
Experience
  • Represented state and national lenders in over 70 commercial real estate financing transactions and national and regional lenders on mortgage and construction loans in individual facility amounts ranging from $20M - $200M for multifamily housing, hotel and restaurant franchises, multistate healthcare providers, and resorts nationwide.
  • Represented borrowers in federal HUD transactions for multifamily housing projects in facility amounts up to $50 million.
  • Represented large Wisconsin credit union in acquisition, financing and development of multi-million dollar projects state-wide.
  • Represented national architectural and engineering firm in a multi-year outside corporate counsel capacity advising on corporate governance matters, acquisition transactions, joint-venture and teaming agreements, construction and engineering agreements and vendor relations.
  • Represented Wisconsin municipality in a $10M purchase and development of real estate into community cornerstone park.
Community Leadership
  • Pres House, Board Member; Finance Committee; Historic Preservation Group
  • Kids Building Wisconsin, Board Member

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