About Kellie A. McGowan
Kellie McGowan, a native of Doylestown, Pennsylvania is a member of Eastburn and Gray's Real Estate, Banking and Land Use practice areas.
Kellie represents clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey residential and commercial real estate matters, including sales and acquisitions, landlord-tenant transactions, foreclosures, short sales, and other legal issues affecting the use and ownership of real estate.
In her banking practice, she represents financial institutions in the structuring, negotiating, and closing of business and commercial real estate loan transactions. She has experience in every part of these transactions, including due diligence, title review, financing and other transaction documents to assure a smooth, efficient, timely, and successful result.
In addition to her active real estate and banking practice, Kellie participates in a broad range of land use matters, such as the obtainment of zoning, subdivision, and land development approvals for residential and commercial clients; zoning hearing board applications; zoning map and text amendments; and challenges to the validity of zoning ordinances. Her experience incudes participation in successful litigation in the courts of common pleas as well as appeals to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
A sampling of Kellie's accomplishments include:
Facilitated the donation of approximately 400 acres of agricultural land on behalf of a Bucks County charitable foundation to a higher educational institution.
Negotiated a successful settlement of a zoning dispute between a township and business owner, ensuring the client’s right to continue use of his property for commercial purposes, despite significant neighbor opposition, thereby avoiding the significant cost of business disruption and litigation.
Assisting a regional lending institution with settlements of business banking, and real estate lending transactions involving major loans.
Kellie is a member of the Bucks County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Bucks Professional Alliance and the Bucks County/Montgomery County Homebuilders' Association.
Kellie is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Kellie earned her law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Environmental Studies cum laude from Muhlenberg College. While at Muhlenberg, Kellie worked as a teaching assistant in the College’s Political Science department and gained legal experience working in the legal department at Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and with the public interest group, Public Citizen, in Washington D.C. Kellie enjoys traveling and has participated in study abroad programs in Cornwall, England and Rome, Italy.
Kellie was a member and Note and Comment Editor for the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal from 2002-2004. Her article titled "Following the Money Trail: Can American Lawyers Use American and International Discovery Procedures to Prove the Link between International Terrorist Acts and Financiers?" was published in the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal.
Honors and Awards
- Selected by peers for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, 2012 and 2013
- Chosen by a panel of judges for inclusion in the Bucks County "Forty Under 40", a select group of forty young professional leaders in Bucks County, 2012
Volunteer and Community Work
Kellie is an active member of the Bucks County community. Kellie also serves on the Advisory Board of the Bucks County Women's Business Forum.