Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Mary Katherine Nelson

Mary Katherine Nelson is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department. Her practice is concentrated in the area of commercial real estate finance as well as general commercial real estate and business transactions. Mary Katherine regularly represents both lenders and borrowers in negotiating and closing commercial real estate financing transactions. Mary Katherine also assists clients in real estate acquisitions and sales, development and land use projects, and commercial leasing matters.

A Kentucky native, Mary Katherine received her undergraduate and law degrees, both summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky. She practiced with Stites & Harbison PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky before moving to Des Moines in 2017.

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association

Iowa Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Polk County Bar Association

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University of Kentucky (B.B.A., Finance, summa cum laude; J.D., summa cum laude)

Academic Achievements

Order of the Coif

Senior Staff Editor and Senior Staff Editor of the Year Award, Kentucky Law Journal

Bar Admissions




Professional Experience

Associate, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville, KY

Speeches and Publications

Public Benefit Corporations in Kentucky: What Impact Should Kentucky Corporations Expect?, 104 Ky. L. J. 165 (2016).

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