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McNees Bolsters Greater Philadelphia Team With New Addition

January 31, 2024
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DEVON, Pa. — (Jan. 31, 2024) The McNees Real Estate Group expanded its greater Philadelphia area team with the addition of Of Counsel attorney Elizabeth Dougherty, deepening its physical presence across Pennsylvania – from Pittsburgh in the west to Devon in the east – and Maryland.


  • Transactional real estate attorney Elizabeth Dougherty joined McNees’ office in Devon, where she will guide individuals, businesses and entities through the purchase, sale or lease of real property.
  • With more than 20 years of experience, Dougherty specializes in navigating legally challenging real estate transactional matters, especially those related to the retail and telecommunications industries.
  • McNees’ real estate team experienced significant growth over the past two years, and Dougherty’s practice strategically enhances its range and reach of client services.

“Having an attorney of Ellie’s caliber, with her diverse experiences and vast knowledge, is a boon to our team and our clients,” Esch McCombie, co-chair of McNees’ Real Estate Group, said. “Her addition represents a continuation of our strategic focus on growing our national real estate team and our Devon office.”

Dougherty advises clients on matters relating to commercial transactional and real estate law including: contract negotiation; development, review and closing of commercial leases; licenses; amendments; easements; rights of way; and reviewing zoning, survey materials and title compilation reports.

Over the course of her career, Dougherty has worked with wireless carriers T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T; collaborated with Philadelphia-area firms in the areas of corporate transactions, commercial real estate, land use and zoning; and served as counsel to a Fortune 500 Company and then-largest video game retailer in the world.

She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law and her B.S. from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

About The Real Estate Team

McNees’ team of more than 40 real estate attorneys, paralegals and specialists serve clients nationally from offices throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Providing sophisticated legal advice in virtually all areas relating to commercial real estate, their client base includes residential and commercial real estate developers, investors and lenders; buyers and sellers of real estate; businesses and non-profit entities with significant real estate components; and commercial lessors and lessees.

The team maintains the McNees Real Estate Land Use Blog to provide valuable insight on current laws and local, state and federal policies and decisions that affect the use and development of land.

In addition to its legal practice, McNees recently expanded its title company, Pine Street Land Company, which includes a team of Pennsylvania- and Maryland-licensed title agents that conduct commercial and residential real estate settlements.


McNees is a multidisciplinary law firm founded in 1935 with nearly 160 attorneys representing businesses, associations, institutions, municipalities and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Devon, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Scranton, State College and York, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Frederick and Towson, Md.; and Washington, D.C. McNees is a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter


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