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Marie K. McConnell - Allentown, PA

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

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Updated: 10/21/2022

Allentown Lawyer

Overview

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.

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About Marie K. McConnell

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder
  • Chair - Corporate, Business & Banking

Practice Areas

  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
  • NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, AFFILIATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS LAW
  • BUSINESS REORGANIZATION AND ENTITY RESTRUCTURING
  • TAX ASSESSMENT APPEALS & PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
  • TAXATION
  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
  • CHARTER SCHOOLS

Representative Clients

  • Representation with respect to every aspect of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, construction and utilization
  • Legal counsel to local and nationally recognized nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and universities. Representation includes restructuring, mergers, affiliations and supporting organizations
  • Solicitor to multiple Charter Schools. Representation includes obtaining and renewing charters, governance, financing, facilities, and contract matters
  • Defense of charitable status with respect to tax challenges and handling of tax exemption hearings and trials on behalf of nonprofit organizations
  • Representation of taxpayers in various tax matters, including income tax, domicile issues and gross receipts tax matters. Regularly appears before the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Board of Appeals, Board of Finance and Revenue and Commonwealth Court

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • CREW Lehigh Valley, Past-President, 2022; President, 2021; President-Elect, 2020; Delegate, 2019; Secretary, 2015 – 2018; Member, 2010 – present
  • CREW Network, Nomination Committee, Member, 2019

Classes and Seminars

  • Webinar Speaker, Maintaining Hospital Nonprofit Status, HealthCare Appraisers, November 17, 2020
  • Panelist, Navigating the New Normal – Professional Services Webinar, Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Ladies Speakers Series, May 27, 2020
  • Speaker, Project Blueprint, Increasing Ethnic Diversity in Volunteer Leadership, Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, annually 2015 – present
  • Speaker, LEAD Now, Understanding Board Service, Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, annually 2018 – present
  • Speaker, Legal Structures for Your Business, Including Benefits of a B-Corp, Evolve Her September 13, 2018
  • Speaker, Corporate Boot Camp, Client Seminar, September 23, 2014
  • Speaker, Real Estate for the Health Care Industry: Tax Assessments & Tax Exemptions, Client Seminar, April 23, 2014
  • Speaker, Ryan Leadership Institute, De Sales University, March 18, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Phoebe Ministries, Audit, Finance and Investment Committee, Member, 2014 – 2019
  • Allentown School District Foundation, Board of Directors, Member, 2011 – 2017; Governance Committee, 2011 – 2018
  • Volunteer Leadership Council- Lehigh Valley Unit, American Cancer Society East Central Division, Former Member

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2009
    LL.M., Taxation
  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2008
    J.D.
  • Muhlenberg College, 2005
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

Fax

  • 610-797-6663

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00 (M-Th); 8:00 - 4:30 (F)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Marie K. McConnell

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Marie K. McConnell on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Inaugural “Future Business Leader” of the Lehigh Valley Award, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition, 2012-2018
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in Business/Commercial Law, Contracts Law, Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law and Taxation Law, 2014
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law, 2015 – 2017
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal “20 Under 40” Award, 2011
  • Named a Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business, 2019

Representative Clients

  • Representation with respect to every aspect of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, construction and utilization
  • Legal counsel to local and nationally recognized nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and universities. Representation includes restructuring, mergers, affiliations and supporting organizations
  • Solicitor to multiple Charter Schools. Representation includes obtaining and renewing charters, governance, financing, facilities, and contract matters
  • Defense of charitable status with respect to tax challenges and handling of tax exemption hearings and trials on behalf of nonprofit organizations
  • Representation of taxpayers in various tax matters, including income tax, domicile issues and gross receipts tax matters. Regularly appears before the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Board of Appeals, Board of Finance and Revenue and Commonwealth Court

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