Professionals

Sean P. Delaney

Shareholder
Real Estate Practice Group Chair

(717) 231-5222 | Fax: (717) 236-1816
sdelaney@mette.com

Practice Areas

Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Co-Founder of Delaney & Sons
  • Founding Board Member, Creative Education, Inc.
  • Former Board Member, Board of Trustees, Harrisburg Academy
  • Former Member, United States Sailing Team

Biography

Sean is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and concentrates his practice on real estate acquisition, financing, development, operation, and disposition as well as corporate matters. He represents both domestic and international clients. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, half spent with an Am Law 100 firm, Sean’s practice includes virtually all aspects of real estate law, acting for owners and developers as well as lenders, investors, private equity funds, and family offices. He provides clients with the benefit of a perspective that considers the broader needs of the client and the impact of the law on those needs.

Sean represents property owners in several aspects of real estate law, including property identification, financing and acquisition, commercial and residential land development, retail and commercial leasing, tax assessment litigation and property disposition. He also assists clients in land use matters including local and state permitting and licensing issues, and stormwater and wastewater permitting. He has experience in multiple segments of the industry, including office, commercial, medical office, hospital, retail, industrial, energy, multifamily housing, student housing, manufacturing, mining, lodging, and mixed-use projects.

Sean also represents lenders, investors, and developers in real estate finance matters of all types, including construction, mezzanine, and permanent financing, equity investments, and in workouts and restructuring of underperforming assets. In addition, he has experience representing clients in connection with business financing, capitalization and management.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a Tennessee based preferred developer for Dollar General Stores in the ongoing acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, and leasing of over 100 build-to-suit retail sites in Pennsylvania
  • Representing a Wisconsin based private equity healthcare real estate company in the acquisition, development, and leasing of medical office buildings, micro-surgical facilities, and satellite emergency rooms in South Carolina, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Idaho
  • Representing Volvo Construction Equipment in the acquisition, permitting, development, and construction of a LEED registered factory and headquarters expansion in Central Pennsylvania, as well as, an adjacent customer demonstration center
  • Representing a French beverage company in the acquisition of spring water sites in Pennsylvania
  • Representing a private equity firm in the acquisition of a mineral extraction company in Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Representing a global roofing manufacturer in the acquisition, permitting, and development of roofing membrane and insulation plants in Central Pennsylvania
  • Representing a national healthcare provider in the expansion of a children’s hospital in Philadelphia
  • Representing a London based private equity fund, as lender, in non-traditional mezzanine financing associated with the redevelopment of a hospitality property in Brooklyn, New York
  • Representing a Hong Kong listed real estate company in the restructuring of U.S. assets and financing liabilities amongst U.S. subsidiaries
  • Representing a lender in the financing of the redevelopment of the Philadelphia Inquirer Building in Philadelphia as the new Police Headquarters for The City of Philadelphia
  • Representing a high-end residential multi-family developer in the acquisition and development of properties in Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and New York
  • Representing an international discount retailer in the acquisition and leasing of properties for development and expansion of discount stores, including land use, zoning, and local and state permitting
  • Representing an international retailer and its regional subsidiary in the expansion of retail operations to include the sale of petroleum products, and obtaining necessary land development approvals for specific sites in Pennsylvania
  • Representing a Chinese syndicate lender in connection with the U.S. $1 billion refinancing of a hospitality portfolio including iconic New York hotel properties
  • Representing a Pennsylvania based private equity real estate firm in the acquisition and development of student housing projects in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and California
  • Representing a European automobile manufacturer in connection with the acquisition, permitting, and development of a 2.3 million square foot plant in South Carolina
  • Representing an international wireless communications company in tax assessment litigation matters and negative asset portfolio management

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.A.
  • French Proficient

Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Co-Founder of Delaney & Sons
  • Founding Board Member, Creative Education, Inc.
  • Former Board Member, Board of Trustees, Harrisburg Academy
  • Former Member, United States Sailing Team

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