Katharine A. Keefe
Katharine A. Keefe is an associate at Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd. (MMR) who focuses her practice in business law, real estate and local counsel.
Prior to joining MMR in 2016, Kate served as in-house counsel for a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded company as the Associate General Counsel & Director of Contracts after working for several years as a corporate associate in a large New York City law firm. She has provided legal counsel to a wide variety of clients ranging from single-member LLCs to publicly traded multibillion-dollar companies.
Kate has successfully negotiated over 800 contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, license and software agreements, consulting contracts, individual and company sales’ representative agreements and terminations, as well as all types of real estate and lease agreements, amendments, easements and subordination agreements. She has conducted and managed extensive due diligence projects for creation of cloud-based contract portals and internal and external audit disclosure requests.
Kate graduated from Washington University School of Law in 2009 in the top third of her class. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Gerald Lebovits in the Civil Courts of New York City, won the 1L Client Counseling Competition and was a member of the Journal of Law and Policy. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children at risk of having interests overlooked during the course of family law litigation matters.
Before law school, Kate attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006, double majoring with honors in both Political Science and Spanish.
Kate works with clients in all phases of business operations, including entity selection, restructuring, amalgamations, and dissolutions, as well as compliance with regulatory filings and internal corporate governance documents.