Leslie is experienced in a broad range of complex business transactions, including asset and equity sales and purchases, asset‑based loans, construction loans, mortgage loans and private placements of equity and debt. A member of the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups, she advises clients ranging from Fortune 500 firms to startup companies.
In addition to her M&A and financing work, Leslie has negotiated virtually every type of commercial contract, including employment and non‑competition agreements, consulting contracts, confidentiality agreements, software licenses, supply and distribution agreements, asset and real property leases, guaranties and transportation contracts. Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Leslie served as General Counsel of Union Switch & Signal, Inc.
Leslie is a popular speaker who has participated in programs sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Riverside Center of Innovation, the Women’s Economic Development Outreach Tour and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She has appeared on the “American Entrepreneur” radio show and the “High Tech Pittsburgh” television show.
Reed Smith Shaw & McClay LLP
General Counsel, Union Switch & Signal Inc.
Cape Education (Continuing Legal Education Instructor, Mergers & Acquisitions and Loans)
Chatham University (Adjunct Instructor, Marketing and MBA Management)
Pennsylvania State University (Adjunct Instructor, Marketing)
Robert Morris University FastTracTM Entrepreneurship Program (Instructor, Business Planning)