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Kate practices in the Real Estate Group at McNees with a focus in residential and commercial development, property acquisition, lease negotiation, and land use concerns.

Her knowledge and experience include a thorough understanding of the preliminary stages of any development, including but not limited to, zoning concerns, ordinance amendments, MPC and SALDO compliance, special exceptions, variance and conditional use applications, as well as resolving disputes concerning municipal permits. Kate’s core understanding of land use matters enables her to effectively advise and assist developers in the creation of residential planned communities, condominiums, commercial developments, and mixed-use projects.

Kate has extensive experience in reviewing, negotiating, and drafting commercial lease agreements, complex purchase option agreements, amendments and addendums thereto, easements, recording instruments, and settlement agreements involving a variety of property disputes. Using her prior litigation experience, Kate reviews and approaches real estate transaction matters in a practical manner, with a goal of limiting the client’s liability, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and meeting the client’s objectives.

Kate and her family reside in Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, JD

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Communications

HONORS/AWARDS

CALI Award Recipient for Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Joseph Leyburn Kramer Award for Academic Performance

International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy

The Foundation’s Finest, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2019

Admission to the Order of Barristers

Captain of the 2015 National Trial Team & Semi-Finalist at Regional Trial Competition

2011 Recipient of the Clifford Jones Scholarship

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Cumberland County Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Young Lawyers Division

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey: Pro Hac Vice

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

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