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Practice Areas

Real Estate Law; Environmental Law; Economic Development Incentives; Construction Law; Public / Private Partnership Law


Mara Cushwa is a Partner and Chair of Calfee’s Real Estate practice and has had responsibility for management and oversight of the practice for 10 years. Mara helps clients with their legal needs related to real estate law, real estate development and secured financing transactions. Mara is experienced in representing businesses large and small, public and privately held, in real estate transactions, including real estate law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She has worked with corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, individuals and other entities as investors and landowners in connection with a broad range of development objectives. Mara counsels clients through property acquisition and assembly, zoning and entitlements, enabling legislation, financing, development, divestiture and environmental matters impacting real estate transactions.

Professional Memberships

Member, Urban Land Institute; Member, International Council of Shopping Centers; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Case Western Reserve University Law Society of Benchers; Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Directors, Recovery Resources


J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1990; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1987