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B.A., with high distinction, University of Michigan

J.D., magna cum laude, Notre Dame Law School

Elizabeth concentrates her practice on commercial real estate development projects and in real estate aspects of large-scale renewable energy projects. Her experience in commercial real estate includes commercial leasing, purchase and sale transactions, large-scale property review due diligence projects (including all aspects of survey and title review), industrial development agency projects and financing, conservation easements and dedications, and municipal and school district property transactions. She has advised regional and national companies with their business and real estate needs on a wide range of projects, including shopping centers, bank branches, laboratory space, retail stores, educational facilities, athletic facilities, medical offices, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, and general office space.

In the area of power generation, Elizabeth has acted as lead real estate counsel on large-scale wind, solar, combined-cycle gas turbine, and biofuel energy projects. Her renewable energy experience includes negotiating power purchase agreements zoning and municipal agreements on behalf of municipalities; advising developers on project finance structuring, leasing requirements, and securing wind energy development rights; and drafting and negotiating land acquisition agreements, title policies, curative documents, and financing agreements.

Honors

  • Former member, Notre Dame International Moot Court Team
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Former chapter president, Golden Key International Honour Society

Elizabeth's recent practice highlights include:

  • Overseeing multistate acquisition expansion projects, including leasing and purchasing due diligence projects and associated negotiations for a multistate retailer involving the simultaneous acquisition of more than 60 locations
  • Acting as lead real estate counsel to a wind energy developer on the real estate, construction and finance aspects of a $200 million, 88.5 megawatt wind energy project
  • Advising in the development of a multifaceted facility expansion project, including the purchase of real estate and all aspects of financing and local development incentives for the acquisition
  • Counseling both land trusts and individual donors in the creation of more than 500 acres of conservation land and historic structures
  • Negotiation of solar power purchase agreements under the NY Sun Initiative

Publications

Professional Associations

Beth served on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section. She is co-chair of the section's Commercial Leasing Committee and a former co-chair of the section's Task Force on Fracturing/Wind Power.

Community & Pro Bono

Beth currently serves as a board member of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. She previously served on the boards of directors of Buffalo Niagara 360, MusicalFare Theatre, Vocalis, and Homespace Inc. She is a past member of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council.