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Professional Profile: Christine McGuinness 2006


  • Title: Partner
  • Company: Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Location: 623 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022
  • Birthplace: New York City, 1963

Family: Parents (Maura and Jack); 2 brothers (John and Matt); one sister (Deidre); brother-in-law (Louis); sister-in-law (Maureen); and 2 nieces (Abigail and Maille)

College: Fairfield University

First job outside of real estate: Personal trainer

First job in real estate or allied field: Associate-Kelley Dye & Warren (NYC)

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Schiff Hardin LLP provides legal expertise in a variety of disciplines. The firm is one of Chicago’s oldest law firms with offices in New York, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The real estate group counsels national developers and lending institutions on matters relating to the acquisition, sale, ownership, management, developing, financing and leasing of real property.

Hobbies: Golfing, kayaking, and cycling

Favorite book: “The Kite Runner”

Favorite movie: “Life is Beautiful”

Persons you admire most (outside of family): Abraham Lincoln, Bono

Keys to success: Understanding and timely responding to the client’s needs and objectives; never losing sight of the important things in life.

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Professional client