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Overview

Kate is a senior paralegal who focuses on public finance and corporate transactional matters.

Kate helps clients such as municipalities, manufacturers, exempt facilities, schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations finance eligible projects through a specialized niche of financial services known as bond financing or public finance. Kate’s knowledge of public finance is expansive and she works closely with attorneys at every stage of a bond financing to represent clients in various engagements as bond counsel, lender’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and borrower’s counsel. Her analytical skills are used extensively in drafting documents, document review and project management. She is experienced in a wide range of public finance transactions utilizing both taxable and tax-exempt structures, including:

  • General obligation bonds and notes
  • Water and electric utility revenue bonds
  • Lease financings
  • Industrial development revenue bonds
  • Exempt facility bonds
  • Housing bonds
  • Bond anticipation notes
  • Tax and revenue anticipation notes
  • Refundings

Kate is also a skilled corporate and transactional paralegal who has significant experience with complex mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance, foreign qualification, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters and stock transactions. She is instrumental in drafting transactional documents, completing due diligence, legal research and maintaining meticulous closing checklists to facilitate organized and successful closings.


Industry

Education

  • B.S., Winona State University
    • Paralegal Studies
    • magna cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
Experience
  • Draft trust indentures, loan agreements, bond agreements, bond purchase agreements, notice of sale, redemption notices, remarketing agreements, offering documents and escrow agreements.
  • Prepare resolutions authorizing issuance of securities, tax certificates, legal notices, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filings for tax-exempt bonds and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements, and file documents with Depository Trust Company to make securities eligible for deposit.
  • Complete due diligence, draft transactional documents and maintain project/closing checklists.
  • Draft organizational documents, foreign qualifications and documents pertaining to corporate reorganizations.
  • Prepare corporate resolutions, stock ledgers and transfers, corporate filings and renewals, and industry-specific license filings.
Thought Leadership
Outside the Office

Kate loves spending time with her husband and their three daughters. She likes to travel and is always looking forward to their next family adventure together. Kate is a classically trained pianist and enjoys performing music together with her entire family, who all play string instruments.