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Mary Ellen Pisanelli

Partner, REITs Practice Co-Administrator
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1313
Fax419.241.6894
mpisanelli@slk-law.com

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Felicia Guerrero
Direct419.321.1309
fguerrero@slk-law.com

Mary Ellen Pisanelli serves as outside counsel for a large publicly traded client, Welltower Inc., formerly Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE-HCN), and manages a team of professionals who service most legal matters for Welltower.  Her principal areas of practice are corporate finance, SEC disclosure, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

WelltowerTM, an S&P 500 company and a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns more than 1400 properties in major, high-growth markets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  Over the last 25 years, Mary Ellen has played a prominent role in Welltower's growth, leading the Shumaker team in Welltower’s SEC registered capital transactions aggregating over $30 billion in gross proceeds, with over $23.5 billion raised since January 1, 2010.

Mary Ellen joined Shumaker in 1982 and has been a partner since 1990.  She has served as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, been the relationship Partner for Welltower since 1991 and serves as a Co-Chair of the Firm’s REITs practice group.

Since 2005, Mary Ellen has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America and has been featured in a number of publications.

Representative Matters

Mary Ellen represents Welltower Inc., formerly Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE-HCN), in Welltower’s capital transactions, securities law matters, acquisitions, dispositions and corporate governance issues, among other matters.

Recent Transactions

  • In 2015 and through March 1, 2016, Mary Ellen served as lead counsel in Welltower's public offerings of shares of common stock and U.S. senior unsecured notes, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $1.25 billion and $1.9 billion, respectively.
  • In 2015, Mary Ellen and the Shumaker team assisted Welltower in its completion of approximately $4.8 billion of gross investments and approximately $1.2 billion of strategic dispositions.

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers, "Toledo Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year," 2014
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The University of Toledo, Board of Trustees
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Board of Trustees and Chair, Audit Committee
  • Toledo Zoo, Past President and Member of Board of Trustees (2005-2015), and Chair, 2015 Capital Levy Campaign
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • Rotary Club of Toledo

News Releases

11.21.2016Shumaker to Sponsor Collaborative Exhibition Between The Mint Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art
08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
04.25.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Makes Significant Donation to the Alzheimer’s Association
03.02.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $700 Million Public Notes Offering
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
08.13.2015Mary Ellen Pisanelli Appointed to University of Toledo Board of Trustees
03.02.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $1.5 Billion Common Stock Offering
09.17.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Sole Lead Counsel in $1.1 Billion Common Stock Offering; Shumaker Leads Two Largest Overnight Primary Common Stock Offerings in 2014
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
06.05.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $1.0 Billion Common Stock Offering
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
08.15.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Named Best Lawyers' 2014 “Lawyers of the Year”
01.23.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Special Counsel in $3.4 Billion Real Estate Investment Trust Acquisition
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

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Education

  • J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1982
    Temple Law Review 1980 - 1982; Note-Comment Editor, Temple Law Review 1981 - 1982 
  • M.A., University of Chicago, Division of the Social Sciences, 1977
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Vermont, Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1982

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