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As a transactional attorney, Kelsey Miller has a broad practice.  Kelsey focuses primarily in the areas of commercial lending and commercial real estate transactions, including the protection of creditors’ rights through foreclosure, bankruptcy, and collections.  Kelsey brings a practical approach to her practice and is skilled at structuring and documenting commercial and construction loans in the most efficient manner to achieve her clients’ goals.  Kelsey also regularly assists clients with business formation and estate planning. 

Memberships & Awards

Eastern Panhandle Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section
Managing Editor, Volume 6, Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

Key Experience

Lender’s counsel in transaction for the acquisition of nine (9) grocery-anchored shopping centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania
Lender’s counsel in refinance transaction of six (6) cross-collateralized credit facilities involving seven (7) related entities and collateral located in three (3) states
Buyer’s counsel in acquisition of decommissioned coal-fired power plant in Montgomery County, Maryland

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013-2014 Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
2012-2013 Extern, The Pennsylvania State University Athletic Compliance Office
2012,2013 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Kelsey L. Swaim, "Alternative Dispute Resolution and Social Media: How Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Impact Social Networking," 5 Yearbook on Arbitration & Mediation (2014)

Kelsey L. Swaim, et al., "Education & Entrepreneurship: Implications for Contemporary Microfinance," 4 Am. J. of Bus. Educ. 11 (Nov. 2011)