Chaired by Jonathan D. Andrews, the practice group of 22 professionals delivers sophisticated legal advice to a broad range of clients — including residential, commercial and industrial real estate developers, investors and lenders as well as businesses and non-profit entities — in virtually all areas relating to commercial real estate law.
“We are excited to add Zachary, Kaitlan and Rachel to our already strong team,” Andrews said. “They add greater depth to all areas of our practice as we continue to expand aggressively the industries and geographic markets we serve.”
Zachary Einsig focuses on transactional work, meticulously drafting leases and purchase agreements for clients including corporations. He also handles preparation for municipal land use approvals and associated municipal presentations, and completes a wide variety of related actions necessary to achieve client success.
Einsig is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, writing for the McNees Land Use Blog about the wide-ranging implications on commercial real estate, including those for title work and financing, to name a few.
“It is very exciting to be starting practice in such a technologically disruptive age, as there are wide-ranging implications for all practice areas,” Einsig said, “challenging attorneys to keep up with current events and contemplate innovative solutions to best serve the needs of our clients.”
He worked at a Philadelphia-based Am Law 50 law firm prior to joining McNees, where he developed a keen eye for detail working as a corporate and securities attorney. Einsig also interned with York County District Attorney David W. Sunday, Jr., conducting careful research, contributing to litigation strategy and drafting briefs to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. While there, he worked with policymakers to inform York County’s response to the opioid epidemic, composing a report for the United States Congressional Regional Subcommittee Conference.
Einsig earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he graduated cum laude with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation and was an associate with the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with high distinction, earning a B.S. in Criminology.
Real estate attorney Kaitlan Price employs her attention to detail and interpersonal skills to successfully handle commercial real estate transactions, land use and development planning, litigation disputes and planned community creation.
She clerked for two years at the office of Cumberland County District Attorney M.L. Ebert, Jr., conducting trials for charges including driving under the influence, harassment and retail theft and authoring briefs to the Commonwealth Superior Court. Price also ran the Summary Appeals Court, handling between 20 and 30 cases monthly and negotiating pleas with defense attorneys.
“I am ecstatic about joining the Real Estate Group at McNees and becoming part of the team of professional, accomplished and passionate attorneys in the practice,” Price said. “I often examine problems analytically, and I look forward to employing this technique while practicing. By appreciating the distinctive characteristics of every client, I will serve each client uniquely to develop strategic, lasting resolutions to their complex real estate matters.”
Price earned her J.D. from Penn State Dickinson Law, where she served as a torts and property law tutor, with a certificate in Litigation. She earned five Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Awards, given to the highest-scoring student in each law school class, in the areas of Torts, The Lawyer as a Writer, The Lawyer as a Persuader, Non-Profit Organizations and National Security Law and she was invited to participate as a student mentee in the Dauphin County Branch of the Honorable William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court, an association of judges, lawyers and other legal professionals who aim to further elevate the profession.
Rachel Rowe focuses on transactional work, advising a broad range of clients with leasing agreements, acquisitions and property transfers. She also assists in real estate disputes involving zoning and land use issues, title challenges and eminent domain matters.
Before joining McNees, Rowe worked at seven law firms in two states as well as in two courtrooms. She was a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo and a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey, both in the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.
Rowe also was a law clerk for four New Orleans-area law firms, where she analyzed the impact of social media evidence on litigation, researched anti-trust and pay-for-delay agreements and investigated medical records reports, police reports and dash cam footage. As a paralegal at two firms, Rowe helped high net worth clients navigate the estate planning process and assisted with construction defense and commercial contract disputes.
“I could tell right away that there was something very special about the people at McNees. From their legal expertise and collaborative work culture, I knew that joining McNees meant I would be surrounded by attorneys of the highest caliber,” Rowe said. “I am thrilled to join the McNees Real Estate Group and look forward to contributing to their exceptional reputation.”
Rowe earned her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she graduated in the top 17 percent of her class and received the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Corporate & Business Law Section Award and the American Association of Corporate Counsel Award.
The McNees Real Estate Practice Group provides its clients with practical, efficient and timely representation designed to achieve their objectives at all stages of real estate projects. Its team of legal professionals, who include frequent speakers, writers and educational presenters, have a wealth of experience working with real estate developers, investors, and lenders; buyers and sellers of real estate; businesses and non-profit entities, such as colleges and universities, with significant real estate components; and commercial lessors and lessees.
Projects the Real Estate Groups’ lawyers, paralegals and non-legal professionals, including a land use planner, advises clients on include industrial parks; traditional neighborhood developments; mixed use and residential communities; renewable and non-renewable power generation facilities; wireless telecommunications leases; acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate; coordinating real estate transfers with corporate mergers and acquisitions; real estate financing, storm water management and transportation matters; land use analysis and approval; zoning amendments and challenges to land use ordinances; and oil and gas title opinions and issues.