Biography

Kathryn's clients benefit from her more than 20 years of experience handling complex commercial real estate matters. She is a transactional real estate attorney who focuses her practice on the commercial and retail market. She represents business and individual clients with real estate interests across the United States.

Whether representing borrowers or lenders in commercial loan transactions, landlords or tenants in retail and office leasing, or real estate investors acquiring or divesting of properties, Kathryn always pursues the best business outcomes for her clients. Because no two real estate transactions are ever the same, Kathryn seeks to truly understand her clients' goals at the outset of each engagement to ensure a clear path to success. Her clients appreciate her responsiveness to their needs and her ingenuity at coming up with effective solutions to challenges.

Kathryn's representative matters include:

  • Closing loans across New England and in states nationwide
  • Negotiating leases including extensions, amendments, terminations, and defaults
  • Subsequent Proceedings Involving Registered Land (S Petitions)
  • 1031 tax-deferred exchanges

Kathryn joined Verrill in 2018 after practicing real estate law in Boston for more than two decades. She enjoys the collegiality of the firm and collaborating with her partners across the tax, business, and litigation departments to solve clients' problems whenever they arise.

When not working, Kathryn can be found cheering on the sidelines of her three children's games. She enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling with her family, walking her dog, and chocolate.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Bowdoin College  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

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