Karen S. McGinley - Devine Millimet & Branch, Professional Association

Karen S. McGinley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 603-695-8569

Karen S. McGinley is a Shareholder of Devine Millimet and chairs the Real Estate Practice Group.  She has more than 36 years of experience in real estate matters including the representation of developers, investors, lenders, and borrowers involved in real estate purchase and sale transactions, financing, and real estate title.  She also handles leasing transactions, operational issues and problems as well as zoning and planning issues for the firm's real estate clients.

An example of Karen's innovative approach to real estate development is her co-authoring of the first Traditional Neighborhood Development ordinance in the United States, which was adopted at the 1991 town meeting by Bedford, New Hampshire, to enable the development of village, mixed-use projects.  In 2012, the Town of Bedford adopted an updated version of this ordinance, which Karen drafted (a volunteer project for the town), for its most commerical area of town, the River Corridor Smart Growth Overlay Zone, and she is currently drafting the regulations for the Bedford Planning Board to adopt.  Karen has extensive experience in complex condominium and other creative forms of real estate development, including mixed-use devlopment.

Areas of Practice

Acquisitions, sales, and development of commercial real estate (including office, industrial, and retail projects) and residential developments, condominiums, commercial, residential, and mixed-use (including creative forms of units)

Land use planning and permitting

Leasing, both landlord and tenant representation

Mixed-use developments

Creation of zoning to permit and development

Mortgage lending and borrowing

Tax-exempt bond financing (borrower, credit enhancing bank)

Read More About Karen McGinley.

The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaBS 1973The University of TennesseeJ.D. 1976

Client Comments

"Karen McGinley is extremely knowledgable on all real estate matters; buying, selling, financing, land use and zoning matters, financing bonds, etc. Ms.McGinley gives quick and courtious service. Ms. McGinley is an excellent problem solver and she thinks outside the box. She has has represented our company for over 10 years and we are very satisfied with her performance."

-Martha McAdam
HM Asset Investments, LLC

Office Location

111 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Manchester Metro Area
Karen S. McGinley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law (Condominiums, Development, Easements and Rights of Way, Land Use, Real Estate, Redevelopment, Zoning)
Real Estate Law (Conveyance, Planned Real Estate, Real Property Law, Title Matters)