Maria joined the firm in March of 2009 as Of Counsel. She is a member of the Business and Finance, Education and Non-profit, and Energy Law Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on counseling corporate and individual clients in real estate and corporate transactions as well as in support of solar, wind, hydro-electric, bio fuels, renewable energy projects. Maria also has extensive experience in counseling charitable trust and non-profit organizations in the areas of corporate governance, maintenance of 501(c)(3) status and collaboration of mission-driven non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Maria practiced law with Nixon, Peabody, LLP and McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, PA, both in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Maria was raised in New Hampshire and continues to demonstrate leadership and dedication in her service of the community. She is an active participant in Manchester based, as well as statewide, non-profit organizations.
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- Boston College Law School, J.D., 1985
- Vassar College, A.B., 1979
- New Hampshire
- Negotiating purchase and sale agreements, drafting commercial real estate conveyance and lease documents, and closing commercial real estate transactions on behalf of sellers and purchasers.
- Leading and managing due diligence investigations for clients acquiring renewable energy projects
- Strategic planning and analysis of due diligence issues required to consummate asset and stock sale transactions for corporate and renewable energy clients with a particular focus on solar, hydro-electric, wind and bio fuels projects.
- Representing property owners in development of commercial real estate projects and the resolution of title matters and negotiation of title insurance policy coverage.
- Collaboration with engineers, title companies, property owners as well as municipal and state agencies to achieve client objectives in commercial real estate matters.
- Representing lenders and borrowers in corporate and real estate project financing transactions.
- Representing charitable 501(c)(3) trust organizations on corporate governance matters and before the Probate Court and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, Division of Charitable Trusts.
- Former Chair and Current Member, The Palace Theatre Trust Board of Trustees
- Chair, Board of Directors, VNA Foundation of Manchester & Southern NH
- Secretary, Mills Falls Charter School Foundation
- Former Member, The Women’s Fund of New Hampshire Board of Directors
- Former Chair, Board of Directors, Child Health Services Board of Directors
- Former Member, Board of Incorporators New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Manchester Region
- Former Member, Board of Trustees, The Derryfield School
- Former Chair, The Derryfield School Alumni Council
- Former Member, New Hampshire Performing Arts Center Board of Directors
- Participant, 2000 New Hampshire Leadership Program
- Participant, 1990 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program