Uniland Forms Legal Department

Uniland Development Company has promoted two veteran counsel, Susan Hassinger and Joel McMahon to create an internal Legal department to enhance the Company’s business and compliance processes. The Legal team will report to Uniland Chief Operating Officer Paul Evans.

Susan M. Hassinger, Esq., has been promoted to General Counsel (Capital Transactions). Ms. Hassinger is the Company’s primary point of contact for a broad array of legal, business, and strategic matters, providing a variety of legal activities to foster Uniland’s operations while minimizing company risk and ensuring compliance with contractual arrangements, laws, rules, and regulations. Ms. Hassinger is responsible for commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, title, joint ventures, capital stack transactions and corporate governance functions. She serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity – Buffalo as well as on its Nominating and Governance Committee and Development Committee and is a 2020 graduate of the Leadership Buffalo Class Experience. Ms. Hassinger is a past member (including service as Board Chair) of the West Seneca Board of Assessment Review having served in that capacity for 10 years. A member of the Uniland team since 2005 and an attorney since 1985, she was Counsel for Benderson Development Company for over a decade, and in private practice at Pack, Hartman, Ball & Huckabone, P.C., and Goldstein, Navagh, Bulan & Chiari. Ms. Hassinger is an alumna of the Syracuse University College of Law and the University at Buffalo.

Joel A. McMahon, Esq., has been promoted to General Counsel (Leasing & Construction). In his new role, Mr. McMahon will provide counsel at the executive level for all matters related to commercial real estate, development, and construction. He will continue to be responsible for managing and negotiating Uniland’s commercial lease transactions and construction contracts, as well as managing commercial litigation matters.  Prior to joining Uniland in 2014, Mr. McMahon held in-house counsel roles at Benderson Development Company and Allcare Dental, and was in private practice for 10 years at Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter, LLP, and at Phillips Lytle LLP.  He is an alumnus of the University at Buffalo School of Law and the State University of New York at Oswego.

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