Citybiz Interview with Nancy Greene, Chairman at Miles & Stockbridge

Nancy Greene is Chairman of Miles & Stockbridge, leading the 220-lawyer firm where she built her career and serving as the steward of its vision and core strategies across all seven mid-Atlantic offices. In this interview with Edwin Warfield, Nancy discusses her career path, milestones and mentors, the firm’s significant diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, lessons learned during the pandemic, and advice for taking on leadership roles.

In addition to serving as Firm Chairman, Nancy also maintains her thriving real estate practice, focusing in the areas of acquisitions, development, leasing and lending. Nancy represents regional and national financial institutions, property owners and tenants, commercial developers and health care organizations, and brings to the table extensive experience in the negotiation of purchase agreements, joint development agreements, partnerships and limited liability company agreements, as well as various types of loan documents. Her lending practice involves financings for real estate projects of various sizes and purposes, including sophisticated syndicated loans for numerous lending institutions. She has an extensive leasing practice and counsels clients on the full scope of retail, office and industrial leases and related matters.

Nancy is active in numerous regional and national real estate industry and civic associations. She is the first woman to lead Miles & Stockbridge in its 89-year history.

Interview questions:

Career | Tell me about the significant milestones of your career at Miles & Stockbridge? When did you decide your practice focus would be commercial real estate?

Chairman | What was your path to the chairman role? What are your primary responsibilities in this role?

Miles & Stockbridge | Can you provide an overview on Miles & Stockbridge today – how many lawyers, offices? The demographics of the firm?

Milestones | What are the highlights from your first three years as chairman?

Diversity | You have spearheaded a significant diversity initiative. Can you describe the affinity groups (women, lawyers of color and Jewish colleagues) ? The partnerships such as the University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School? The Black Business & Start-Up initiative?

COVID | How did the firm continue its work during the pandemic?

The Upside of 2020 | Were there any positive outcomes related to the pandemic?

Growth |What are the firm’s growth plans for the next three years? New offices? Mergers?

Mentors |Who were your mentors in your career?

Leadership |Do you have advice for others interested in leadership roles?

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Miles & Stockbridge Overview

Miles & Stockbridge is a full-service business law firm with 220 lawyers in seven offices in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Miles & Stockbridge lawyers represent businesses of various sizes from national and global companies to local and emerging start-ups. They also represent individuals, couples and families in high net worth family law, trust and estate, and private client matters.

Miles & Stockbridge strives to make diversity, equity and inclusion the guiding principles for all personal and business interactions throughout the firm. Among its efforts, the firm supports four affinity groups: the LGBTQ+ Alliance, the Miles Minority Network, The Jewish Alliance at Miles & Stockbridge – also known as The Tribe—and the Women’s Network. Each affinity group provides a social network, business development support and community outreach opportunities for members and for the firm in general.

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