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Kate Glaze is a go-to attorney for many Carrington Coleman clients. Her work includes construction, real estate, lending, and oil & gas. Kate enjoys working with her clients to identify and prioritize their legal needs, and she has a unique ability to build consensus among all parties in a transaction, navigate roadblocks, and bring a deal through to closing. Kate understands the key aspects of many contracts and is skillful when it comes to identifying and resolving potential issues before they arise, saving clients time and expense.

She has experience representing builders and owners in drafting construction contracts, resolving disputes and placing or removing liens. Kate negotiates and drafts documents related to owning or buying real estate including leases and purchase agreements. She also represents both borrowers and lenders negotiating and documenting loans of all sizes including those secured by real estate. Finally, with her oil & gas know-how, Kate has represented both small family/owner groups and large entities in high-dollar transactions buying, selling, and leasing mineral interests.

Experience

Property Owners
Represent property owners in negotiation and drafting of complex construction contracts for new construction and for renovation of existing buildings using modified-AIA forms as well as other standard contracts and custom contracts.

Represent property owners in assessing and removing mechanic’s liens from their properties.

Represent commercial property purchasers/sellers including hotels/motels, office buildings, shopping centers, raw land and more in negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, title review, closing preparation, review and negotiation of loan documents, tax issues and post-closing matters.

Represent developers with development issues including negotiations with municipalities, development and enforcement of restrictive covenants and formation of HOAs, ongoing sales and acquisitions, lot take-down contracts, drafting and negotiating easements and rights of way.

Represent distressed properties purchasers, both pre-foreclosure sale through note purchases, and at foreclosure sales including due diligence pre-sale, strategy and analysis regarding purchase price and attendance and bidding at the sale.

Represent lessors and lessees negotiating and drafting lease documents for office and retail space.

Contractors
Represent contractors filing, defending and settling mechanic’s liens.

Represent contractors in construction contract negotiations with property owners and subcontractors using modified AIA and custom construction contracts including pre-litigation dispute resolution during construction.

Represent contractors in lawsuits involving payment, delay, defect and other claims.

Lenders
Represent lenders in all phases of lending transactions including: drafting and negotiating loan documents, reviewing title, perfecting security interests, foreclosure sales, UCC sales and loan workouts.

Represent lenders post-foreclosure with REO issues including property management, tax liens, leasing, subsequent sales, seller financed sales, title insurance claims and HOA management.

Oil & Gas Owners & Operators
Represent mineral owners buying, selling and leasing their mineral interests including negotiation and drafting of lease terms.  Representations include both small family/owner groups as well as large entities in high-dollar transactions.

Represent oil and gas operators in negotiations with the Texas Railroad Commission involving regulatory matters and in researching RRC records.

Represent oil and gas operators in drafting and negotiating JOAs, Farmout Agreements, Leases, Assignments and with title review.

Represent oil and gas borrowers in negotiating and closing high-dollar lines of credit with banking institutions to fund lease acquisition and development activities.

Speeches/Publications

Co-Presenter, Common Mistakes Business Owners Make – and Some Easy Solutions, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, October 2016.

Co-Author, Big Picture Issues in Property Management Agreements, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2016 Issue Two.

Co-Presenter, Commercial Leases – Understanding Your Current Lease and Negotiating the Next, Carrington Coleman Webinar, June 2016.

Co-Presenter, Top 10 Construction Contract Clauses – Drafting Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them and What Happens if You Don’t, Carrington Coleman Webinar, February 2016.

Author, Which Type of Deed Should I Use?, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter 2016 Issue One, February 2016.

Author, Statutory Form Now Required for Construction Mechanic’s Lien Releases, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, Fall 2012.

Author, Construction Contracts – AIA v. ConsensusDOCS, An Owner’s Perspective, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, Winter 2009.

Co-Author, Lending Goes Green – What Non-Energy Sector Borrowers Can Expect in the Future, 16th Annual Southern Methodist University Corporate Counsel Symposium, 2008.

Education

Southern Methodist University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
SMU Law Review 2004-06, Executive Editor 2006

University of Texas
B.A., with honors, 2003

Associations/Affiliations

Texas Bar Association, Real Estate Section

Member, ABA Forum on Construction Law

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Attorneys Serving the Community

Court Admissions

Texas, 2006

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