REAL ESTATE: Maryellen F. Goodlatte

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Maryellen F. Goodlatte
Glenn, Feldmann, Darby & Goodlatte

Title: Shareholder/officer
Other legal specialties:  Land use and commercial transactions
Birthplace: Norwood, Mass.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Bates College ; law degree, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Husband:  U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th District)
Children:   Jennifer Goodlatte Barblan, 27; Rob Goodlatte, 24
Hobbies: Reading
First job as lawyer: Associate with Roanoke firm of Wetherington, Flippin, Melchionna, Bosserman & Burton
Fan of:  Virginia Tech Hokies
Favorite vacation spot:  Almost anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley
Recently read book:  “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World” by David Kirkpatrick
Career Mentor: Bob Glenn (senior partner and current president of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners)

What types of clients do you represent?
“Industrial and commercial developers, lenders, nonprofit institutions, closely held businesses and their principals.”

What is the outlook for the commercial real estate industry in Virginia next year? 
“I believe the outlook continues to be challenging.  Strong and lean organizations should be poised to take advantage of opportunities that will develop.  Over the next year, I believe that commercial lenders will continue to tighten controls on real estate-based loans. As confidence returns to the marketplace and the uncertainty associated with current government policies is resolved, the Virginia real estate industry will rebound.”

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