Pittsburgh, PA, February 28, 2022 – Meyer, Unkovic & Scott is pleased to announce that Derek J. Markle has joined the firm as an Associate in the Real Estate & Lending, Corporate & Business Law, and Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Groups.
Derek represents lending and financial institutions in all aspects of corporate, commercial, real estate and banking matters, including lending transactions, consultation, and advice on transaction structuring, drafting and negotiation of loan documentation, analysis of title insurance issues and risks, intercreditor and participation agreements and related lending matters. His representation of these clients extends to work-out and debt restructuring arrangements, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, and litigation proceedings. Derek also represents lenders in all aspects of equipment finance transactions, including negotiation and documentation of syndications and other lease related financing transactions.
He counsels clients on general corporate governance matters, including business planning and structuring, choice of entity issues, and real estate issues that arise in the course of corporate transactions.
Derek also represents real estate investors and developers, as well as other individual and corporate clients in the negotiation and drafting of real estate contracts and documents, commercial lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and transactions involving the acquisition and disposition of assets, including purchase, sale, construction, renovation and financing of all types of commercial real estate transactions, such as retail properties, residential development projects, office complex development projects, and other mixed-use properties.
Derek received his B.A., magna cum laude from Saint Francis University in 2013 and obtained his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2016. He resides in Lawrenceville. A native of the New Stanton and North Huntingdon Township areas, Derek graduated from Serra Catholic High School.