MacQueen & Gottlieb Welcomes Fall Season with Three New Hires

MacQueen & Gottlieb

PHOENIX, AZ—MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC (M&G), Arizona’s top-ranked real estate law firm, today announced the hiring of attorney Rob Northrop.

Born and raised in Arizona, Rob has spent most of his professional career in real estate development, investments, and business operations. He focuses on assisting businesses and individuals to resolve contract and property disputes, business negotiations, consulting and advising operations, from a business perspective, not just from a legal perspective. Prior to joining M&G in 2021, Northrop practiced in the areas of commercial and civil litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants in Arizona State and Federal Courts in matters varying from breach of contract and business disputes, commercial torts, fraud, HOA and landlord tenant laws, excess proceeds, alternative dispute resolution, and real estate transactions. He also represented parties in Bankruptcy Court handling debtors’ rights, creditors’ rights, adversary proceedings, and claim objections.

Outside of his legal expertise, Northrop also managed an Arizona & Texas based real estate development conglomerate having a portfolio valuation of $300 Million through approximately 50 single asset entities. Projects consisted of master plans, commercial, office, retail, multi-family and mixed-use. Northrop earned his Juris Doctor from Arizona Summit Law School and graduated in the Top 20 percent of his class. He completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Arizona State University.

“Northrop’s enthusiasm, business perspective and strong real estate background makes him a great team member here at M&G,” Co-Founder Patrick MacQueen said. “We know he will thrive with our culture, knowledge, hard work and teamwork. We are excited to have him.”

Also joining the M&G team are two legal support professionals. First is paralegal Paige Kleinwolterink. Kleinwolterink brings to M&G over a decade experience in real estate litigation. Having worked for Arizona based real estate litigation firms, Kleinwolterink’s skillset incudes working on bankruptcy, business, foreclosure, and real estate matters with the attorneys from inception of a case through settlement and/or trial. At M&G, Kleinwolterink assists the attorneys in drafting and revising complaints, motions, amendments, preparing discovery, recording documents, scheduling depositions and court filings. Prior to entering the legal field, Kleinwolterink was an assistant golf professional and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College in Iowa.

Wrapping up the trio is M&G’s new Administrative Liaison, Suzie Watkins. Watkins joins M&G from an Arizona based, top ranking Real Estate Company and brings her real estate knowledge and her outgoing personality. At M&G, Watkins acts as a liaison for all teams. She focuses on making the legal process smooth internally and externally by assisting M&G’s administrative teams, attorneys, clients and clients-to-be. Watkins is relationship focused and is passionate about helping others.

Firm Administrator, Pam Molnar said; “When we initially discussed adding these positions, recruiting top talent in the current market was a concern. Our patience paid off and we’re very excited to have added Rob, Suzie and Paige to our M&G family.”

MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC is a real estate law firm serving clients from coast to coast. Nationally and locally recognized, Patrick MacQueen has practiced law since 2006. He co-founded the firm with Benjamin Gottlieb, who also has practiced for more than 10 years and currently boasts an undefeated jury trial record. Voted the number one real estate law firm in Arizona, M&G is a team focused and culture driven firm well positioned to handle a variety of real estate matters, specifically business law, litigation, transactional law, and estate planning, in both the commercial and residential environments.

M&G is located at 2 N. Central Ave., Suite 1800, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Contact the firm at (602) 533-2840 or at

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