- Corporate Law / Business Organizations
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures
- Real Estate
|University ||University of Vermont, B.A., cum laude, 1974 Phi Beta Kappa; University of Chicago, M.A., Division of the Social Sciences, 1977|
|Law School||Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1982; Temple Law Review 1980-1982; Note-Comment Editor, Temple Law Review 1981-1982|
Professional and Community Affiliations
• Toledo Bar Association
• Ohio Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
• Toledo Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, Vice Chair and Chair of Audit Committee
• Toledo Zoo, Immediate Past President, Board of Trustees
• Toledo Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees
|Born||Rutland, Vermont, February 23, 1952|
Mary Ellen Pisanelli serves as outside counsel for a large publicly traded client, Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE-HCN), and manages a team of professionals who service most legal matters for HCN. Her principal areas of practice are corporate finance, SEC disclosure, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
Over the last 18 years, during which time HCN became one of the largest healthcare REITs and owners of seniors housing and other health care real estate in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, Mary Ellen has had a prominent role in HCN's growth, leading the Shumaker team in HCN's SEC registered capital transactions aggregating over $20billion in gross proceeds.
Mary Ellen joined Shumaker in 1982 and has been a partner since 1990. She has served as a member of the Firm's Management Committee, been the relationship Partner for HCN since 1991 and serves as a Co-Chair of the Firm's REITs practice group.
Since 2005, Mary Ellen has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America and has been featured in a number of publications.
• Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2014
• Best Lawyers, Toledo Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014
• AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
09.17.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Sole Lead Counsel in $1.1 Billion Common Stock Offering; Shumaker Leads Two Largest Overnight Primary Common Stock Offerings in 2014
06.05.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $1.0 Billion Common Stock Offering
08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
08.15.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Named Best Lawyers' 2014 Lawyers of the Year
01.23.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Special Counsel in $3.4 Billion Real Estate Investment Trust Acquisition
08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013
09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012
08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
Events and Presentations
11.7.2013 OWBA 'Giving Back Statewide Event'
|Reported Cases||Representative Matters: Mary Ellen represents Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE-HCN) in HCN's capital transactions, securities law matters, acquisitions, dispositions and corporate governance issues, among other matters. Recent Transactions In the second and third quarters of 2014, Mary Ellen served as lead counsel in two HCN public offerings of common stock resulting in each case of gross proceeds over $1 billion, the two largest overnight primary common stock offerings in 2014 based on gross proceeds. ; During the period 2011-2013, Mary Ellen served as lead counsel in HCN's public offering of shares of common stock resulting in proceeds of over $7.7 billion, and as lead counsel in HCN's public offering of senior unsecured notes resulting in proceeds of over $4.3 billion. These transactions included the issuance of approximately $5.6 billion of debt and common and preferred stock in 2012, the most raised by any REIT in 2012, and a $1.7 billion issuance of shares of common stock in 2013, the largest in its sector that year. ; During the six months ended June 30, 2014, Mary Ellen assisted HCN in its completion of over $1 billion of gross investments, and during the period 2011-2013, she assisted HCN in its completion of over $16 billion of gross investments, including transactions involving Sunrise Senior Living, Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT, Genesis HealthCare Corp., Silverado Senior Living and Benchmark Senior Living.|
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