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Marie K. McConnell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Allentown, PA

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
645 Hamilton St, Suite 800
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-797-9000
Fax: 610-797-6663
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Nonprofit Organizations, Tax: Business, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

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. Ms. McConnell is dedicated, driven and highly responsive.

Ms. McConnell brings the same passion with which she serves her clients to the Lehigh Valley community and the Firm itself. She is currently serving as 2021 President of CREW Lehigh Valley, the local 100+ member chapter of a 12,000 member global organization dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women. Additionally, she is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee as well as its Compensation, Hiring and Retention and Marketing Committees.

In 2019, Ms. McConnell was honored by Lehigh Valley Business as a Woman of Influence. In addition, her peers have recognized her as a “Super Lawyer – Pennsylvania Rising Star” each year since 2012, a designation awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania under 40. She was also recognized by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as the inaugural “Future Business Leader of the Lehigh Valley” in 2013.

About Marie K. McConnell

First Admitted: 2008, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.flblaw.com/attorney/marie-k-mcconnell/

Representative Clients

  • 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.
  • Representation of public, private and institutional clients with respect to every aspect of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, construction and utilization.
  • Handling of tax exemption hearings and trials for nonprofit organizations.
  • Representation of residential, commercial, industrial and public utility taxpayers in the appeal of real estate tax assessments, including in class actions. Appearances include local assessment authorities, the Courts of Common Pleas and Pennsylvania’s appeal courts.
  • Legal counsel to local and nationally recognized nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, universities, and charter schools. Representation includes restructuring, mergers & affiliations and supporting organizations.

Educational Background

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

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Named member of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba's Executive Committee, 2019 - Present, 2019
  • Named member of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba's Compensation Committee, 2017 - Present, 2017
  • Named member of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba's Human Resources Committee, 2016 - Present, 2016
  • Named member of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba's Finance Committee, 2014 - Present, 2014

Honors/Awards

  • Named a Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business, 2019, Woman of Influence, Lehigh Valley Business, 2019
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in: Business/Commercial Law, Contracts Law, Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law and Taxation Law, 2014 Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Law, 2015 – 2017, Select Lawyer, Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2017
  • Inaugural “Future Business Leader” of the Lehigh Valley Award, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2013, Future Business Leader, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • CREW Lehigh Valley, President, 2021; President-Elect, 2020; Delegate, 2019; Secretary, 2015 – 2018; Member, 2010 – present, 2021
  • CREW Network, Nomination Committee, Member, 2019
  • Phoebe Ministries, Audit, Finance and Investment Committee, Member, 2014 – 2019, 2019
  • Allentown School District Foundation, Board of Directors, Member, 2011 – 2017; Governance Committee, 2011 – 2018, 2018
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Office Location for Marie K. McConnell

645 Hamilton St
Suite 800
Allentown, PA 18101

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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