“Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”
– Walt Disney

In her real estate practice, Katherine assists clients in transactions with federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, as well as private parties across the Upper Midwest. Katherine is passionate about helping clients build the infrastructure of tomorrow. As counsel for one of the nation’s largest wireless communications companies, she regularly advises on issues related to the business and legal risks of infrastructure deployment. She also works on helping clients navigate zoning and related regulatory approvals for projects large and small.

Katherine advises a variety of individuals and businesses on how to meet their real estate needs, handling a range of issues such as due diligence analysis, purchase agreements, lease negotiations and drafting, title matters, and eminent domain. She enjoys resolving challenges presented by every new project. By developing a complete picture of their real estate transaction, Katherine provides clients with practical options to address the wide variety of business and regulatory issues that may arise.

Prior to practicing law, Katherine gained substantial insight into the intersection between government and business while working for the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development. In this role, she supported the city’s efforts to attract new business and develop major projects, including the Salt Lake City Revolving Loan Fund and World Trade Center Utah.

Since graduating from law school, Katherine has worked closely with judges throughout the state of Minnesota, including Mary R. Vasaly, Fourth Judicial District; Robert D. Walker, Fifth Judicial District; and Bethany A. Fountain Lindberg, Tenth Judicial District. Katherine’s experience in the Minnesota judicial branch provides her with a solid foundation in evaluating contentious real estate transactions and controversial planning and zoning projects.

Experience

  • Metropolitan Council v. McMenoman Properties, LLC, Hennepin County, Minnesota (eminent domain).
  • In proceedings subsequent to initial registration, Hennepin County, Minnesota (title defect).

Credentials

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.; cum laude

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, H.B.A.; cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota

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Affiliations

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District Ethics Committee (2017-present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Perspectives
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • HOME Line
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