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Harry is an experienced transactional attorney and business advisor who works to guide clients through a myriad of legal and business issues. He has over 25 years of legal experience counseling individuals, small businesses and middle market companies regarding all aspects of general business and corporate matters, real estate transactions, business sales and succession, and tax planning. His representation often starts with advising on the formation and structure of the entity, continues with representing his clients in issues facing small to mid-market companies including contracts, employment matters, financing, and tax matters and ultimately assisting his clients in preparation for and consummation of a liquidity event, whether an equity sale, asset sale, merger or otherwise.


Harry has successfully led interdisciplinary teams of attorneys at MacElree to structure, document and negotiate numerous mergers and acquisitions. He tends to focus on the “big picture” for his clients while also minding the details. His clients include buyers, sellers, investors, strategic partners and financial advisors.


In addition to serving as general outside counsel for many companies across various industries, Harry devotes a significant portion of his practice to real estate matters from acquisition, coordination of entitlement process, documentation, construction, sale, lease-up, management and financing. He has handled a variety of real estate transactions for owners, developers, contractors, sellers and purchasers alike. Harry, together with MacElree’s real estate group is a team of professionals that is results orientated and experience in any type of commercial real estate project.


With an LL.M in taxation, Harry works closely with his clients to advise on estate and planning opportunities, including business succession planning and transfers of family owned businesses to the next generation. 


Recent Representations



  • Counsel to multi-national industrial company with acquisition of a division of a publicly held company.

  • Represented a regional developer in acquisition, financing, rezoning and development of 78-acre brownfield site.

  • Counsel to professional firm in recapitalization, restructuring and preparation of complex Partnership Agreement.

  • Negotiated a $56M acquisition for a seller in which seller became a minority owner in the acquirer.

  • Acting as outside general counsel to a 400 employee distribution and service company.

  • Represented a mid-market business in the acquisition of a strategic competitor.

  • Working with a manufacturer/distributor in a national roll up of like companies to create a nationwide manufacturing and distribution chain of companies.

  • Counsel to many start-up companies assisting with formation, planning, financing and partnership/shareholder agreements.

  • Lead US counsel to a privately held acquirer in a multi-national $105 million acquisition.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. M & A: 60%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Corporate: 20%

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Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA, 19382

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive199007/28/2016
PAActive199004/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Top LawyerMain Line Today2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMacElree Harvey, Ltd.1991 - Present
AttorneyRawle and Henderson1990 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Main Line Chamber of CommerceMember2016 - Present
Greater West Chester Chamber of CommerceMember2015 - Present
Devon Prep Board of TrusteesMember2008 - Present
Chester County Chamber of Business and IndustryMember1998 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chester Valley Golf ClubPresident2012 - 2014
Chester Valley Golf ClubBoard of Governors2009 - 2014
Chester County Chamber of Business and IndustryBoard Member1998 - 2010
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Morgan & WestfieldThe Necessary Legal Steps of a Business Transaction2015
PRLogMain Line School Appoints New Board Members2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Taxation1995
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Notre DamePre-Professional StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MacElree Harvey Presents: Retail Liquor LicensesRetail Liquor Licenses2015
industry groupsreal estate matters, tax matters, estate planning and mergers and acquisitionsN/A