A business-minded commercial real estate attorney with a vast understanding of the industry.
Kate has a specialization in residential real property law, including multi-family and all matters involving title, leasing, land use, and development. She uses her persuasive communications and effective negotiations skills in real estate transactions for developers, builders, buyers, sellers, planned communities, and various types of real estate lenders. Drawing on a career dedicated to the industry, Kate has lead significant transactions involving commercial and industrial projects, retail centers, office building, hotels and resort properties, multi-family apartments, as well as subdivisions. She provides extensive counsel and representation from planning, due diligence, title and acquisition through the pipeline of development, lease out, management and operations. Kate’s experience includes both the business transactional side along with dispute resolution. She frequently writes and presents on real property matters including multi-use development, real estate taxation, leasing, title and escrow issues, foreclosure and its processes, propbate matters, deeds and conveyance, marketable title act, and sales. Kate was a key drafter, in a multi-year project, of revising Ohio’s Title Examination Standards, along with the Real Property Section Counsel of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Kate also assists individuals and business owners in estate and succession planning, developing trusts and plans that protect assets for future generations.
Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law - Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board
distinctions + awards
•Super Lawyers Rising Stars
•Client Champion Silver Award (Martindale-Hubbell)
articles + presentations
•The Crossroad Between Real Estate and Estate Planning: Disability and Estate Planning Institute for Peace of Mind (Presenter, OSHER, University of Utah, March 2019)
•Purchase Agreements: The Title Condition, the Conveyance, and the Solar Addendum (Presenter, Wasatch Transactional Attorney’s, February 2019)
•At the Corner of Bitter and Sweet--Mixed Use Leasing, New Urbanism from the Tenant Perspective--Residential and Office (Presenter, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 39th Annual Real Estate Institute, November 2017)
•History of Recording and Ohio Standards of Title Examination (Author, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Real Estate Section Newsletter, Fall 2017)
•A Break in The Chain of Title: Curing Defective Titles (Author, Properties Magazine, February 2017)
•Complaints Against the Valuation of Real Property Moving Into 2017--Delivering Value to Your Customers (Author, Title Topics, a publication by the Ohio Land Title Association, 2017)
•Lender and Title Agent Best Practices in Real Estate Transactions and Closings (Presenter, Ohio State Bar Association’s 24th Annual Bradley J. Schaeffer Real Property Institute, December 2016)
(Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law, Ohio State Bar Association)
•MountainWest Capital Network
•Salt Lake Estate Planning Council
•Urban Land Institute
•Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP)
•Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW) Utah
•Women Lawyers of Utah (WLU)
•Career Advancement Committee
•Ohio Land Title Association
•Ohio Supreme Court - Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, Mentor
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Section Counsel, Real Property Section
•Committee on Re-writing Ohio Standards of Title Examination
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Chair, Real Estate Section (2017-2018)
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