The West Chester law firm Buckley, Brion, McGuire and Morris LLP recently announced Christine Kimmel, a Unionville area resident with a strong record of civic involvement, has joined the firm as a partner.
Kimmel’s practice focuses on commercial banking and finance, real estate and business matters. She represents lending institutions in complex real estate lending and work-out transactions and advises owners, investors, tenants and developers in the sale and purchase of real estate, leasing, zoning and land use and tax assessment matters.
Kimmel is a native of Wilmington. She earned her B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1986 and her law degree from Villanova in 1996. Prior to attending law school Kimmel worked as a commercial loan officer, managing troubled portfolios and residential mortgage foreclosures. She joins the firm after 15 years with the firms Pepper Hamilton, LLP and Saul Ewing, LLP.
Kimmel is currently vice chair of the East Marlborough Planning Commission and a member of the Unionville Regional Planning Commission and the Unionville Park Planning Commission. She also formerly led the Chester County Youth Orchestra as president and vice president.
The firm was recently renamed when former partner Jeffrey R. Sommer was elected to the bench of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. Michael Kemp also has joined the firm as an associate.