October 30, 2018

Mathews joins Polsinelli’s national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending practice

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, continues to see strong growth as it welcomes Shareholder Katherine Mathews to its Seattle office where she will join the firm’s national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending practice.

Mathews’ practice focuses on real estate finance, health care finance, commercial lending and real estate development.  She represents financial institutions and investment funds as agents and lenders in a broad range of financial transactions, and she has a breadth of experience representing borrowers and investors, including real estate developers, private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, and other private companies in a wide-range of real estate and real estate finance and commercial lending transactions.  Her finance experience for lenders and borrowers includes structured and syndicated financings, cross border loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, CMBS, construction loans, tax credit finance, asset-based loans, cash-flow loans, bridge loans, mezzanine loans and unsecured subordinated indebtedness.

“We continue to attract top talent in Seattle and across the country, and Kate is a big part of our growth strategy,” said Kraig Kohring, chair of Polsinelli’s national Real Estate and Financial Services Department. “Kate has earned a reputation for working closely with clients to find every opportunity to add value and to pinpoint creative solutions to achieve their objectives.” 

Mathews concentrates her real estate practice on commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate development and finance, with an emphasis on representing real estate developers and development interests in the areas of real estate development, acquisitions, sales, leasing and debt and equity financing. She has substantial experience in affordable housing and tax-credit partnerships and tax credit financings, as well as related governmental compliance.

 “I am thrilled to join this dynamic group of attorneys in Polsinelli’s Seattle office and to have opportunities to work with the Polsinelli team on a national level,” Mathews said. “The firm’s focus on strategic expansion in the Seattle market and its strong national presence were significant factors in my decision to transition my practice to Polsinelli. I’m excited about the future of the Firm.”

Polsinelli expanded its West Coast footprint into Seattle with the opening of its 21st office in May 2018. Beginning with a group of eight attorneys with a range of capabilities in health care, government relations, bankruptcy, and corporate and transactions, the office has continued its growth strategy over the past six months with the addition of Matthews’ practice.  Also, in December, the firm expanded its Intellectual Property capabilities adding a group of five attorneys in its Silicon Valley office. The firm also has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

“Our entire Seattle team is delighted to welcome Kate to our office and to Polsinelli,” said Steve Kenyon, managing partner of Polsinelli’s Seattle office. “Kate is an outstanding lawyer, a wonderful person, and a builder of strong client relationships.  Her talents fit perfectly with those of our high quality attorneys who have recently launched Polsinelli’s newest office in the Seattle market. We all share Polsinelli’s focus on excellence and commitment to putting client service first.  Kate’s proven dedication to her clients, her community, and her colleagues make her a terrific addition to our growing Polsinelli Seattle team.”

Katherine received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. (summa cum laude) from Duquesne University.

Polsinelli’s Financial Services practice is recognized nationally for providing insightful and practical counsel to clients regarding all aspects of debt and equity financing. The firm has built a fully integrated approach to debt-related matters ranging from loan origination, servicing, sales and securitizations to financial restructuring, work-outs, loan enforcement, and bankruptcy. Polsinelli lawyers are ferociously dedicated to resolving problems quickly, efficiently, and creatively in a way that aligns with a client’s broader business goals. 

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 825 attorneys in 21 offices.  Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli is also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nationfor the second consecutive year. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight and a focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.  |  Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP

12018 BTI Client Service A-Team Report

22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings

32018 BTI Brand Elite