Maura McGuire

Maura C. McGuire is a partner at Adams Leclair LLP.  Her practice centers on complex business disputes and real estate litigation. 

Maura also focuses on navigating intricate legal challenges for property owners and property managers, including providing guidance on New York’s real property laws, advocating on their behalf in front of state agencies, and representing them in business, municipal, and tenant disputes.

The Brighton resident grew up in Spencerport, attended Binghamton University for her undergraduate studies and received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.  She has worked at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and was a partner at Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC.

In 2022 and 2023, Maura C. McGuire was selected as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Commercial Litigation. She has also been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars list annually since 2017.

Maura and her significant other, Justin, live in Brighton with their sheepadoodles Harvey Specter and Winston, and regularly spend time on Sodus Bay.


  • Partner at Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC
  • Associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 


  • Obtained favorable settlement for LLC against a member who utilized company resources to create a competing business. 
  • Obtained dismissal of claims at the outset of litigation in case involving restrictive covenants and non-compete provisions.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement to resolve dispute over good faith deposit paid by buyer to seller. 
  • Obtained dismissal of lenders claim against borrower for “break-up fee”
  • Negotiated favorable settlement of buyer’s claim for specific performance against seller who attempted to disclaim purchase and sale agreement in favor of later offer. 
  • Successfully resolved Corrective Action Plan with NYS Homes and Community Renewal
  • Regularly represent manufactured housing community owners in actions seeking to declare manufactured homes as abandoned.


  • Trustee and Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, New York Housing Association, Inc.


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America
  • Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars
  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel 2015 Pro Bono Honoree



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