Alison Wais Biography
As Senior Vice President, Senior Development, Joint Venture and Real Estate Counsel for Macerich, Alison Wais is responsible for handling complex company real estate transactions, including structuring, negotiating and advising on all aspects of joint venture transactions, retail and mixed-use redevelopments, REAs and other anchor documentation, shopping center and outparcel sales and acquisitions. In addition, Ms. Wais manages a team of in-house attorneys, paralegals and outside counsel concerning such transactions.
Ms. Wais was the Associate General Counsel for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield from 2019-2022, where she was responsible for handling company real estate transactions and advising on development and redevelopment projects. With 20 years of experience, Ms. Wais also served as a Senior Associate of the Real Estate Capital Markets Group for Goodwin Procter LLP, working on structuring, negotiating, documenting and advising on complex real estate transactions.
Ms. Wais is is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Ms. Wais earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.