Christy McLean
Senior Director
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Focuses on analysis of real estate and economic damages and modeling complex settlement structures
Expertise in design, implementation and administration of value assurance programs
Counselor of Real Estate, Chartered Financial Analyst, and licensed real estate salesperson
Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 Under 40
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Christy McLean is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Birmingham. Ms. McLean specializes in the modelling of complex economic damage claims, development of geographic information systems (GIS) and specialized database design. Her primary areas of concentration include: real estate damages related to real or perceived contamination, quantification of economic damages associated with environmental conditions and GIS development in toxic tort matters.

Over the last ten years, Ms. McLean has advised on numerous matters involving alleged property value diminution, including residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial property types. In addition, she brings expertise in sensitivity analysis and the development of models used to evaluate potential settlement alternatives, primarily in class action matters.

Ms. McLean recently developed a secure, customized GIS Web site with strategic tools, including interactive map, a custom querying function and measuring and buffering capabilities for use in a class action property damage dispute. Her notable clients have included: Wal-Mart, Metso Paper, PSC Recovery Systems, US Steel and the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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

Ms. McLean has served on the state board of the Alabama Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and is an active member of the Service Guild of Birmingham. She is an associate member of the American Bar Association and an affiliate member of the Appraisal Institute. Ms. McLean is also a former instructor of Corporate Finance at the University of Alabama.