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Education

  • J.D., Southwestern Law School
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Maxwell Briskman Stanfield is a member of the Corporate & Business Law, Real Estate & Lending, and MUSolutions practice groups. His experience covers a broad range of corporate, business, financial and commercial real estate transactions. Maxwell assists clients involved with sales, mergers, acquisitions, entity selection and formation, nonprofits and tax exempt applicants, lending, franchise agreements, commercial real estate and general corporate and business matters. In addition, he has experience with a wide variety of matters in the hospitality and entertainment industry, including the drafting, negotiation and review of agreements relating to hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and country clubs.

Professional Involvement

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Pittsburgh)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division, Membership Outreach Committee
    • Corporate, Banking & Business Law Section Council
      • Secretary and Treasurer, 2018-2019
    • Real Property Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Community Involvement

  • The Washington & Jefferson Alumni Pre-Law Advisory Committee
  • The SteelTree Fund, Board Member
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Children’s Trust, Member
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New Leadership Council Member
    • Membership, Co-Chair
    • Young Professionals Club, Committee Member

Additional Information

Prior to joining Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, Maxwell was an associate in the Corporate, Hospitality, and Real Estate Finance practice groups at a large firm in Pittsburgh. Before that, he lived in Los Angeles, California where he focused his legal studies on all aspects of entertainment and media law. While in law school, Maxwell served as Copy Editor and Senior Staff Writer for The Commentator. Maxwell received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and Spanish from Washington & Jefferson College, where he served as President of the Pre-Law Society.

  • Counseling businesses and individuals in corporate matters, transactions, and day-to-day affairs.
  • Counseling hospitality clients in matters, transactions, and day-to-day affairs.
  • Leasing and licensing for retail, office, and residential properties.
  • Commercial lending.
  • Sales, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing filming and location agreements on behalf of hotel, commercial, and entertainment properties relating to feature film and television show productions.
  • J.D., Southwestern Law School, 2011
    • Copy Editor & Senior Staff Writer, The Commentator
  • B.A., Washington & Jefferson College, 2008
  • “Business Workshop: Judge prevents Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana Stores,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 16, 2018.
  • “Not Their Cup of Tea,” MUS Blog, January 3, 2018.
  • “Starting a New Business in a World of Cyber Threats,” MUS Blog, September 2017
  • “What’s Your Biggest Weakness?” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Winter 2017.
  • “Hiring Character. Training Skill.” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Fall 2016.
  • “Dodging Disaster: Overcoming Disenchantment and Depression in the Legal Profession,” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Fall 2016.
  • “Exploring the Diversity of Books,” Summer’s in Session – What We’re Reading, The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 38 No. 4, July/August 2016.
  • “The Artificially Intelligent Lawyer,” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Winter 2016.
  • “No-Holds-Barred Exams,” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Fall 2015.
  • “Pros(e) and Con(versation)s,” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Spring 2015.
  • “A New Model for the Model Rules?” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Winter 2014.
  • “The Great Loan Languish,” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Summer 2013.
  • “Social Media and the Boss’s Orders,” At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Spring 2013.
  • W. Edward Sell Distinguished Service Award, Washington & Jefferson College
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (highest grade) in Advertising Law Practice, Southwestern Law School