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Economic & Community Development

For over 100 years, MacDonald Illig and its attorneys have been active leaders in the Erie community.  That commitment to our region has translated into an extensive practice in the representation of the municipal authorities, economic development agencies, and nonprofit organizations that drive our economy forward and help make our community a better place to live.  We have helped our clients to fight blight, redevelop brownfields, and repurpose abandoned industrial buildings.  Our attorneys have assisted in the building of baseball parks, libraries, and convention centers.  We are now engaged in representing many of the major players involved in the transformation and rebirth of downtown Erie.

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Our clients in the economic and community development arena include land banks, redevelopment authorities, industrial and commercial development authorities, nonprofit industrial development agencies, civic center authorities, conduit financing authorities, developers involved in public-private partnerships, nonprofit neighborhood development corporations, and nonprofit and for profit corporations actively involved in the revitalization of their communities.

Effective legal representation of clients involved in economic and community development projects requires a particular blend of legal knowledge, political capital, and practical experience.  The attorneys of MacDonald Illig’s Government Services, Real Estate, and Banking & Finance Practice Groups are singularly qualified to handle the many and varied challenges which must be met in order to help our clients deliver projects that will benefit our communities for years to come.