Kate has extensive experience in real estate matters and works closely with the Firm’s real estate group. In her previous roles in the title insurance industry, Kate issued various title insurance policies and managed funding of escrow accounts during closings. Prior to joining McDermott, Kate worked in the commercial mortgage backed securities division of a large international bank where she facilitated closings in connection with the acquisition and disposition of commercial real property and negotiated office, retail and industrial leases.
During law school, Kate was a member of the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha Student Organization. She graduated with distinction for outstanding achievement in real estate.
*Not admitted to practice in Massachusetts; admitted only in Illinois. Supervised by principals of the Firm who are members of the Massachusetts Bar.
Represented a private equity-backed health care system operator in a $1.25 billion transaction which involved the acquisition of real estate interests in nine acute care hospitals and numerous ancillary owned and leased properties under a complex tax-driven master lease and mortgage loan structure
Represented a private equity-backed health care system operator, in connection with its $301 million transaction which involved the acquisition all of the personal property and operations related to eight hospitals in various locations
Represented one of the world’s largest specialty chemical companies in the $3.8 billion acquisition of the performance materials division of an American international corporation whose principal business is selling gases and chemicals for industrial uses
Represented a middle market private investment firm in its acquisition of a leading designer and manufacturer of home comfort and convenience products (including air purifiers, fans, heaters, outdoor living products, humidifiers and other products) to customers in the United States and internationally
Represented a private equity fund specializing in health care investments in its platform acquisition of a leading provider of clinical trials packaging, labeling and logistics solutions for the global life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
Represented a private equity firm in the creation of a behavioral health platform through the simultaneous acquisition of several entities in various states in the Midwest and Northeast
American Bar Association, editor of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) section’s E-Report; Office Leasing Committee, vice chair; Workouts, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcies Committee, vice chair; Securitization and Finance Committee, past vice chair; past RPTE fellow
Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens located in the Prairie District of South Loop, council member
John Marshall Law School, LLM, 2007
John Marshall Law School, JD, with distinction, 2005
DePaul University, BA, 1999
Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
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