Associate General Counsel
Maureen is an Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Arizona State University, where she represents the University in connection with its real estate assets and projects. Previously, Maureen was in private practice with the law firm of Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakley & Randolph from 1985 through 2009, and thereafter with Sherman & Howard, L.L.C, when the two firms combined. Maureen left Sherman & Howard L.L.C. in 2012 to join the Office of General Counsel.
While in private practice, Maureen specialized in real estate law, real property leasing and real estate finance. She also represented clients in connection with matters involving construction law, business law, and corporations and business organizations. Her representative clients included commercial real estate developers, homebuilders, supermarket chains, property management companies, owners' associations, real estate investment trusts, restaurants, and lending institutions.
Maureen received the "AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5" rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She was certified by the Arizona State Bar Board as a Certified Specialist in commercial real estate law from May 17, 2007 through August 31, 2012. She is currently serving on the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Maureen has received several commendations by her professional peers including being recognized in (i) the "Attorneys to Know" section of Arizona Commercial Real Estate's 2009-2010 edition of "Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate"; (ii) The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Real Estate Law, 2010-2011; (iii) Southwest Super Lawyers, 2009-2012; (iv) Arizona's Finest Lawyers; and (v) Best of the Bar, Real Estate Law, The Business Journal, 2003. Maureen has been a member of the National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) since 1988. She has held a variety of positions with that national trade association, including being President of the local Chapter (1996), President of the national association (2000) and Chair of CREW's philanthropic foundation (2004).
Maureen holds a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1986. Maureen was a Senior Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal, and Vice Justice for Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity while in law school. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University, 1981, and an Associates of Arts degree, high honors, from Phoenix Community College, 1976.