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Kathleen K. Law

Kathleen Law is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department and practices in the area of real estate law. She received a B.A. degree with honors in Business from William Penn University. Kathleen graduated Order of the Coif from Drake University Law School and was named Outstanding Graduating Senior by the Iowa State Bar Association.

Kathleen has represented wind energy developers on project site acquisition, negotiating and preparing agreements with landowners, zoning, and other permitting and title matters for nearly 2500MW generating capacity that is now in service or under construction, as well as over 1500MW in earlier stages of development. She also works with others in the firm’s renewable energy group on project finance and asset sales of developed sites and sale of project companies. Kathleen is also the president of the Iowa Wind Energy Association.

Kathleen served on the Business Law Section council (2007-2008) and on the Real Estate Section Title Standards Committee (2008-2014) of the Iowa State Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Kathleen was one of six attorneys in the nation selected for the ABA RPTE Fellows Class of 2008-2010.

Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018


    Best Lawyers Award Badge

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2011-2017

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Award of Merit, Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2014

Member, American Bar Association RPTE Fellows Class of 2008-2010 (one of six young attorneys in the nation selected)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Graduating Senior Award, Iowa State Bar Association, 2005

Order of the Coif

Associate Editor, Drake Law Review, 2004-2005

Drake Moot Court Board, 2004-2005

Dean’s List Drake Law School, 2002-2005

Top “A”: Civil Procedure II & Contracts II, Spring 2003; Federal Income Tax & Wills & Trusts, Summer 2003; Children and the Law, Spring 2004

David Brown Scholarship Recipient, 2004

Drake Law Alumni Scholarship Recipient, 2004

Robert D. Blue Scholarship Recipient, 2002

Professional and Community Affiliations

Appointed Member, Iowa State Judicial Nominating Commission, 2018

Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association, Board of Directors

Iowa Wind Energy Association, Board of Directors & President

Iowa Arboretum, Board of Directors

Iowa Right to Life, Board of Directors

American Bar Association

RPTE Fellows Class of 2008-2010

Iowa State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division Bar Review School Committee
Public Relations Committee
Business Law Section Council, 2007-2008
Real Estate Section Council, appointed 2008
Title Standard Committee, 2008-present
Real Property Committee, 2008-present
Young Lawyers Division Professional Development Committee (co-chair)
Legal Forms Committee, appointed 2007
Annual Meeting Committee, appointed 2007, co-chair
CLE Committee, appointed 2008

Polk County Bar Association
Board of Directors
Co-Chair, Law Day Committee

Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys
Newsletter Chair, 2006-2008

Polk County Women Attorneys
Communications Chair, 2008
Basket Auction Committee, 2006

Board of Directors, I Have a Dream Foundation

Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America

Mexico mission trip leader, 1999

Los Angeles mission trip leader, 2002

President and Secretary, CASH Investment Club

President, Churdan Business Club

Stewardship Committee, Trinity Lutheran Church

Board Advisory Committee, Paton-Churdan Schools

Board Member, Paton-Churdan Schools Booster Club

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 2006-2007

Social Committee, Waterbury Neighborhood Association

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Education

William Penn University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2002)

Drake Law School (J.D., with highest honors, 2005)

Bar Admissions

Iowa, 2005

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, Drake University

Adjunct Professor, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa

Legislative Intern, Iowa Legislature, 2004

Academic Research Assistant, Professor A. Charlow, 2003-2004

Academic Success Program Tutor, Drake Law School, 2003

Criminal Law & Contracts II Tutor, Drake Law School, 2003-2004

Scranton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Scranton, Iowa, 1999-2002

Kathy’s Kreations, Churdan, Iowa, 1983-1999

Representative Transactions

Alternative Energy Developers – Property acquisition, zoning and economic incentives for five 100,000,000 gallon ethanol plants.

Several Wind Energy Project Developers – Acquisition of land rights and zoning for approximately 2,000 megawatts of constructed and operating wind energy project in the Midwest and several hundred more megawatts in various stages.

Speeches and Publications

Trees - A Unique Branch of Law, ABA Probate & Property, Vol. 31, No. 2 (March/April 2017).

A Practitioner’s Guide to Real Estate and Wind Energy Project Development (American Bar Association 2014).

Wind Power: Developing Real Property for a Wind Project, ABA Probate & Property, Vol. 23, No. 4 (July/August 2009).

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