Real Estate (Development and Lease and Right of Way)
Carnegie-Mellon University B.S. Chemical Engineering and Economics
Duquesne School of Law, J.D.
University of Pittsburgh Ed.D (2018)
American Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
International Right of Way Association
New York State
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Cheryl R. McAbee serves as Senior Counsel of Hardwick Law Firm, LLC (“Hardwick”). Ms. McAbee has considerable experience in energy, and real estate development. As Senior Counsel, she participates in Hardwick’s Pennsylvania public and private finance, commercial real estate andenergy practices. She began her technical career as a research chemical engineer at Gulf Oil’s (now Chevron’s) worldwide research center. After Gulf Oil closed in Pittsburgh, she began work at Consolidated Natural Gas Transmission (now Dominion Transmission) in the Lease and Right of Way Department, she bought right of way and abstracted title from Maryland to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Then joined Equitable Resources, Inc. (now EQT) and began its environmental law effort for its facilities from Billings, Montana to Alexandria, Louisiana. She then served as an elected official on her Borough Council and was appointed to the Customer Municipality Advisory Committee for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN).
Prior to joining Hardwick, Cheryl formed a corporation specializing in energy and real estate development issues. She also purchased an inner-city shopping center to redevelop and transform through adaptive-reuse into light industrial. After the Marcellus shale gas seam was discovered in Pennsylvania, Ms. McAbee’s company was asked to join the prestigious Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Some of her previous accomplishments include: