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Peter J. McDonell


Pete is a member of our real estate practice group. Since joining the firm in 2007, Pete has worked with businesses and individuals in transactions running the gamut of real estate transactional law, including the acquisition, financing, development, operation, leasing, and sale of commercial, residential, and industrial real estate.

Some of Pete’s recent engagements include: the representation of businesses and individuals in the negotiation of retail and office space leases; the representation of individuals in the purchase, sale, and leasing of residential real estate; the representation of a lender in connection with its small business and residential home equity lending practices; and the representation of a multinational corporation in connection with its acquisition, lease, and sale of commercial properties throughout the northeast.

Pete is an active member of the Maine Real Estate and Development Association, Real Estate and Title Section of the Maine Bar Association and the Real Property Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. In his spare time, Pete serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and their springer spaniel, Gusto.


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | 2006

Adrian College
B.A., cum laude | 2003

Bar / Court Admissions

  • New Hampshire | 2013
  • Maine | 2007

Practice Groups


Publications / Seminars

  • Presenter, “Conservation Easements” at NBI “Easements and Boundary Issues” Seminar (July 2013)

Service / Achievements

Mr. McDonell serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he lives.