Catherine (Kate) Harrington has 15 years of experience representing clients in complex civil litigation and transactional matters, with a focus on commercial real estate. She is the co-chair of the firm’s State & Local Entities practice group, where her work concentrates on the representation of government agencies in real estate acquisitions in connection with major infrastructure projects, litigation over eminent domain and condemnation, and other disputes.
Ms. Harrington serves as counsel in many of the firm’s most challenging litigation cases, particularly those involving real estate. In her litigation practice, she has represented commercial real estate developers, commercial property owners, governmental and quasi-governmental entities, real estate investment trusts, public utilities, and a variety of other businesses and individuals. She regularly represents commercial landlords as creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Her representative experience includes disputes over commercial real estate, development rights, land use and zoning, eminent domain and condemnation, the valuation of real property and real estate assets, construction, leasing, brokerage services, contracts, fraud, tortious interference, fiduciary duties, and corporate director, shareholder, and LLC member obligations. In her bankruptcy practice, Ms. Harrington advises regarding pre-petition and post-petition remedies and works to protect her commercial landlord clients’ interests. With respect to her commercial litigation practice, she has earned numerous dismissals of claims at the initial pleadings and summary judgment stages of litigation in addition to securing judgments in her clients’ favor at trial, on appeal, and in private arbitration.
Ms. Harrington’s transactional practice focuses on commercial real estate matters. She routinely drafts and negotiates construction contracts, listing and cooperative agreements for commercial real estate brokers, commercial leases, assignments, and amendments, and property management agreements. She also provides clients with general business advice, and advises with respect to property rights, mechanics’ liens, leasing rights, and day-to-day legal issues.