Julie I. Kline

Shareholder
P:(412) 281-5423
F:(412) 281-8264
E:jkline@smgglaw.com

Biography

Julie Kline is a Shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Ms. Kline’s practice focuses on working with start-ups to mature companies and their owners on corporate and real estate transactions as well as business succession and estate planning matters. With a solid background in finance and the law, she has advised companies and their owners on all facets of their business interests including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, real estate transactions including sales, acquisition, leasing and financing, employment, business succession planning, estate planning and wealth transfer matters, and non-profits and foundations. Clients appreciate her strong focus and knowledge of their financial status and goals and her ability to act as an outside general counsel (and the quarterback) to advise them on a wide range of legal and business issues.

Ms. Kline is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and a Board Member of The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center. Ms. Kline serves as a volunteer on advisory panels of women-owned businesses through PowerLink — an organization dedicated to the growth of women entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh region. When not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and her golf clubs.

Experience and Representative Matters

  • Represented various companies, as outside general counsel including manufacturers, national consulting companies, distributors and industrial suppliers.

  • Represented office supply company in the sale of its business to a national office supply chain.

  • Successfully represented various business and business owners in the sale of their businesses.

  • Represented client in the acquisition and CMBS financing in various transactions in the accumulation of an 18 building, multi-state office building portfolio with a total value of over $150mm and over 1,140,000sf of office space.

  • Represented various family owned business in business succession matters, including the transition of the business to the next generation.

  • Represented real estate investor client in an $8mm, 180 multi-family unit apartment complex purchase and acquisition financing.

  • Represented a real estate client in the $10mm office building and parking garage purchase.

  • Represented client in the acquisition, construction development financing and leasing for a 36,000sf office building.

  • Represented landlord client in leasing matters for an aggregate 1,000,000sf office portfolio.

  • Represented numerous real estate clients in leasing, acquisition, finance & development of office buildings.

  • Represented real estate client in multiple private placements of securities in real estate investment limited partnerships in excess of $51.9mm of equity raises.

  • Represented the selling group in a $10mm sale of a national software consulting firm.

  • Represented the purchasers of a $3mm regional construction firm.

  • Successfully represented the selling group of majority interest in a $12mm real estate partnership development.

  • Succession represented various restaurant owners in acquisition, sale and leasing of businesses.

  • Successfully represented client in the leasing of a newly constructed 36,000sf office building.

  • Represented landlord client in the leasing of a seven (7) building office complex.

  • Represented numerous shareholders/business owners in business divorce or shareholder dispute matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Entrepreneurial Fellows Center, University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Class of 2008, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Community Activities

  • The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
    • Board President (2013-2015)
    • Executive Committee and Board member (2009-present)

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Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., Business Administration and Finance, Miami University, 1994

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania