Nancy Zabriskie McGrath

Nancy Zabriskie McGrath

General Counsel

Nancy McGrath is General Counsel for Peterson Companies and serves on the Company’s Executive, Investment and Finance Committees.  Nancy concentrates her practice on all aspects of real estate development including the structuring of complex mixed-use projects, land and building acquisition and disposition, joint ventures, financing, construction, leasing (government and private sector), project management, and operations. She also advises the company on family office, general business, strategic and corporate matters.

As a valued employee of Peterson Companies for more than 25 years, Nancy has been instrumental in the planning and legal work for the development of National Harbor, from the land acquisition in 1994 to the development of Gaylord National, the Waterfront District, Uplands and MGM National Harbor.

Prior to joining Peterson Companies Nancy was an associate at the law firm of Melrod Redman & Gartlan.

Nancy received her BA degree magna cum laude in History and Political Science from Duke University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia Law School. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, Urban Land Institute and is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax. Nancy has served on numerous philanthropic boards and committees including the Alternative House Board, ULI Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative and the ULI Mentorship Program.

FUN FACT:  Nancy is an avid Duke basketball fan.

FAVORITE PROJECT: Seeing National Harbor evolve into a vibrant project from initial land acquisition in 1994 through today.

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