Katherine O’Donniley is Senior Counsel in the Real Estate Lending Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate, land use, alcohol beverage regulations and government advocacy. Katherine represents clients before various local governmental bodies on issues relating to zoning, land use, local government comprehensive planning, code enforcement and alcohol beverage licensing. Her practice includes frequent interaction with local, regional and state government entities in Florida. She has experience in the area of public finance, including public debt offerings, bond counsel and disclosure counsel for various localities and issuers. Credentialed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP), Katherine also advises clients regarding green building practices and the LEED building certification process.
Katherine’s transactional real estate practice focuses on office and retail real estate development and leasing, representing national and regional landlords and tenants in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, development and leasing of office buildings, shopping centers and mixed–use properties.
Katherine’s alcohol beverage practice includes handling legal issues for all three tier issues ranging from land use approvals to licensure and regulatory compliance.
Prior to law school, Katherine served in a financial oversight role for Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 Presidential Campaign. She oversaw the campaign’s finances for the state of Florida, including the intake of all contributions, the management of expenditures and the filing of FEC reports.