August 29, 2022

MSW Expands Commercial Real Estate Practice with Addition of New Attorneys

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP (MSW) is pleased to announce that Lisa Lomelo and Holly Burke have joined the firm.

Lisa Lomelo has joined the firm as Counsel and will focus her practice on real estate development matters. In this role, she will support the firm’s statewide land use, zoning, and redevelopment practice, assisting clients in seeking municipal land use approvals, redevelopment designations, and other necessary approvals and permits. Prior to joining the firm, Lisa spent time at two prominent New Jersey law firms, honing her skills in the areas of land use and real estate matters. In 2008, Lisa was the first female attorney in the State of New Jersey to become LEED Accredited Professional. In 2018, she was named to the “New Leaders of the Bar” list (formerly 40 Under 40) by the New Jersey Law Journal and was named to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list from 2010-2018. She received her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Biochemical Engineering and her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University. She served as a law clerk to The Honorable Camille M. Kenny, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division. Lisa is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Holly Burke has joined the firm as an Associate and will focus her practice on commercial real estate and financing matters. In this role, Holly will support the firm’s transactional real estate practices, and will represent clients in the acquisition, disposition, and leasing of a variety of real estate assets, including industrial, office, retail, medical, and multi-family properties. In addition, she will represent lenders and borrowers in connection with the negotiation of commercial mortgage and construction loans. Prior to joining the firm, Holly was a senior paralegal at an AM50 law firm, where she handled a variety of complex commercial real estate transactions throughout the country. Holly received her law degree from Rutgers Law School – Newark, where she was the recipient of the Kenneth G. Wolfson Land Use Prize. She obtained her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 2006, Holly was awarded a partial scholarship to the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University, where she earned a Certificate in Real Estate. She received her undergraduate degree from Bloomfield College, where she graduated summa cum laude. Holly is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

“We are incredibly excited to have Lisa and Holly join our growing team. Our ability to continue to attract top-level talent is a testament to our vision of building a first-rate boutique law firm focused solely on commercial real estate and development,” says Kellen F. Murphy, the firm’s managing partner.

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial real estate and development matters. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, the firm was founded to provide effective, efficient, and creative legal services to meet the distinctive needs of our clients. Through the development of comprehensive legal strategies, our team works tirelessly to create a blueprint for success and advance our clients’ interests in every matter.