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Kathy Law Receives National Recognition

May 17, 2016


Nyemaster Goode, P.C. is pleased to join the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) in announcing that Nyemaster Goode shareholder Kathleen Law has been elected a Fellow of the College.  Kathy practices with Nyemaster Goode’s Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department, representing renewable energy developers on project site acquisition, negotiating and preparing agreements with landowners, zoning, and other permitting and title matters.

Kathy is one of forty-three attorneys from around the country elected to ACREL this year and is the first woman from Iowa to be admitted to the College.   

Kathryn Murphy, President of ACREL, stated:  “We are delighted to have Kathy as a new Fellow.  Kathy’s record of accomplishments demonstrates that she already has attained recognition for her outstanding achievements as a real estate lawyer.  Kathy will be a valued member of ACREL and we look forward to her participation in our upcoming programs and meetings.”

ACREL was founded in 1978 as a national, non-profit organization of lawyers who are distinguished in the practice of real estate law and have contributed to the profession.  It has become the nation's most prestigious honorary organization for practicing real estate lawyers. 

Admission to ACREL is by invitation only.  The organization elects to its membership lawyers highly regarded for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.  The group devotes its efforts to improving the practice of real estate law around the country, and its membership consists of lawyers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

ACREL Fellows have assisted with the passage of important legislation and filed amicus curiae briefs in cases involving real estate issues.  ACREL's “hands on” public service projects have included construction of two New Orleans homes in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity and repainting another in Imperial Beach; creating large-scale mosaics for public art installations in Baltimore; working to re-establish butterfly habitats at the Phoenix Zoo; enhancing the Back Bay Fens natural area in partnership with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy; and planting Pohinahina trees in Kauai. 

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