Christy McLean
Senior Director
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Nationwide expertise in design, implementation and administration of Value Assurance Programs and other real estate solutions
Experienced consulting expert who advises clients in evaluating complex real estate damages claims and settlement alternatives
Court-appointed Settlement Administrator in class action alleging property value diminution due to air emissions and groundwater contamination
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Christy McLean is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Dispute and Investigations in Birmingham. Ms. McLean specializes in the modeling of complex economic and real estate damages claims, development and implementation of Value Assurance Programs and other real estate solutions, and the development of geographic information systems (GIS) in toxic tort matters.

Over the last 17 years, Ms. McLean has advised on numerous matters involving alleged property value diminution, including residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial properties. She brings expertise in sensitivity analysis and the development of models used to evaluate potential settlement alternatives in class action and mass tort matters.

Ms. McLean has assisted clients throughout the United States in all stages of potential class action matters, including evaluating class certification issues, identifying and modeling settlement alternatives (including Value Assurance Programs), and serving as a court-appointed Settlement Administrator. She has evaluated the effects of alleged air, soil and groundwater contamination on property values, use and enjoyment, lost profits and lost business opportunity. In addition, Ms. McLean regularly utilizes GIS to assist clients in understanding the relationships between plaintiff locations and other key factors, evaluating potential class settlements, and analyzing large volumes of real estate and environmental data.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. McLean was a Managing Consultant with Accounting, Economics and Appraisal Group. Previously, she was with the Financial Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. McLean earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in finance from the University of Alabama and a post-baccalaureate certificate in geographic information systems from Pennsylvania State University. She is a licensed real estate salesperson in Alabama, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation awarded by the CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research), and is a designated CRE by the Counselors of Real Estate.

Ms. McLean is active in local and national organizations, currently serving on the National Association of Realtors Land Use, Property Rights, and Environment Committee. She is a past board member of the Arthritis Foundation Alabama Chapter, prior member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class and was named as one of the Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 Under Forty.