As an associate member of the Real Estate Practice Group, Rachel focuses on transactional work and advises a broad range of clients with leasing agreements, acquisitions, and property transfers. She also assists in real estate disputes involving municipal zoning, land use, title challenges, and eminent domain matters.
Before joining McNees, Rachel was a judicial extern for Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans. There, she researched and authored several draft order and reasons used by Her Honor in a published opinion. She also researched and drafted legal memoranda in preparation for oral argument.
Rachel also worked at a national firm based in New Orleans as a law clerk, where she analyzed the impact of social media evidence on litigation, prepared a weekly memorandum summarizing federal and state court orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and drafted the law section in a motion for summary judgment that was subsequently dismissed. As a paralegal with an estate planning firm in Towson, Maryland, she worked with financial planners, bankers, and a variety of outside companies to ensure all stakeholders were actively engaged in accomplishing the client’s goals.
Rachel earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she graduated in the top 17 percent of her class. She was a member of the Moot Court Team; brief writer and oralist for the A.B.A. National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team; managing editor of the Journal of Public Interest Law; vice president of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society; and mentor with the Loyola Peer Mentor Program. Rachel received the LSBA Corporate & Business Law Section Award and American Association of Corporate Counsel Award as well. She earned her bachelor’s in English, with a minor in Sociology, from Georgetown University.
How does Rachel spend her free time?
When she is not practicing law, Rachel enjoys running local road races, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and going for walks with her husband and two Boston terriers.