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James B. Toohey

Partner
jtoohey@mijb.com
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Office: (814) 870-7779
F: (814) 454-4647

100 State St #700
Erie, Pennsylvania 16507

Jim Toohey is a partner at MacDonald, Illig, where he represents and advises individuals, businesses and lenders in a wide variety of real estate and corporate matters, including residential, industrial, commercial and multi-unit transactions; commercial leasing; and commercial and residential lending. In addition to his representation of individual buyers and sellers of residential real estate, Mr. Toohey has extensive experience in representing developers of real estate who acquire, finance, develop and operate industrial, office and retail projects. Mr. Toohey also represents business owners in a variety of matters, commercial and real estate mortgage lenders in financing business and real estate loans, and commercial landlords and tenants throughout the lease negotiation process.

Before returning to Erie in 2011, Mr. Toohey practiced law in Chicago, Illinois for 11 years, first at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (now K&L Gates), then at Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd. Since his return, Mr. Toohey has continued developing his practice, and now represents multiple local developers, banks and companies in addressing their real estate, financing and corporate needs. Mr. Toohey is on the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, the Alumni Board of Gannon University, the Development Committee of the Neighborhood Art House, and the Serra Club of Erie Board of Directors.

Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2000
Law Review, Executive Editor; Cali Award (highest grade), Legal Writing and Trial Practice

B.A., Gannon University, 1992
Magna Cum Laude

Bar & Court Admissions Pennsylvania, 2011
Illinois, 2000
Memberships & Associations

Member, Catholic Charities Board of Directors

Member, Alumni Board of Gannon University

Member, Development Committee of the Neighborhood Art House

Member, Serra Club of Erie Board of Directors