Marcia L. Grimes

Area of Emphasis

Marcia Grimes is of counsel in the Corporate and Commercial Group of Babst Calland. Her practice is concentrated in the area of commercial real estate law and general corporate and business counseling for domestic and international companies.

Ms. Grimes’ practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate matters, including property sales and acquisitions, financing through institutional lenders and governmental loan programs, leasing, rights of way, eminent domain and relocation, development, title clearance, multi-site nationwide transactions, and commercial and residential condominiums. Ms. Grimes also regularly provides general business advice to clients in both the public and private sectors in a variety of other industries and disciplines, including manufacturing, coal, mining, oil and gas, public and private utilities, transit, sales, government procurement and consulting.

Some of her most recent work includes: representation of an industrial development corporation with respect to numerous projects, including industrial parks, brownfield site development, downtown housing and commercial condominiums; negotiating leases for varied projects, including retail, restaurant, warehouse, office and industrial facilities; representation in PA of large, national companies in various industries in securing and modifying multi-million dollar credit facilities; representation of international hospital system in sale of retirement residence facility and dissolution of joint venture; and representation of a public entity with respect to obtaining multiple property sites for its capital expansion programs through lease, purchase and eminent domain.


Ms. Grimes graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974, with a B.A. in English Literature and French. She received her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1983, where she was an editor of the Law Review. Ms. Grimes speaks German and French.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Grimes is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Texas. She is admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. She was selected to the 2008-2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists (Thomson Reuters).