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Kathleen O. McKune

Kathleen O. McKune
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DD: 502.657.1361
T: 502.589.1000
F: 502.562.2200


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Kathleen O. McKune (“Kitty”) is a member of the firm’s real estate section.  Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, involving all areas of real estate, including financing, development, leasing, sales and acquisition.  Other areas of concentration include federal low-income housing and historic rehabilitation tax credits, non-profit housing corporations, multi-state financing, foreclosure and workout experience. Ms. McKune joined RWSV in 2008.


Indiana University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988; National Moot Court Team, 1987; Teaching Assistant, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1987-88
University of Louisville, B.A., Highest Honors, 1985, Political Science; Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, 1981-85, President, 1984
Harry S. Truman Scholarship, 1983 (for academic performance and commitment to public service)

Professional Admissions and Memberships

American College of Mortgage Attorneys (“ACMA”), Fellow, 2000-Present; Board of Trustees, 2005-07; State Chair 2000-07
The CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network, Member, Kentucky Organization Chapter Committee, 2001
CREW Louisville, Inc., Charter Member, 2001, President Elect, 2002, Board of Directors, 2001-02, Member 2001-Present
American Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section, Affordable Housing Committee, Mortgage Loan Structure and Origination Committee
Louisville Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Chair 1998, Vice Chair, 1997
Kentucky Bar Association, Real Property Section, President, 1995


AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Kentucky Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2007)
Louisville Business First 40 Under 40 (2002)

Prior Professional Experience

General Counsel, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America; Louisville, Kentucky, January, 2008 to June, 2008;  Associate General Counsel, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Louisville, Kentucky, July, 2007 to December, 2007
Associate, Member and Counsel, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 1988-2007

Publications and Seminars

“What’s in a Name:  The Different Types of Warranties in Conveyances of Title”, American College of Mortgage Attorneys 33rd Annual Meeting, October, 2006, Dana Point, California.
“Special Purpose Entities—Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?," published in ALI-ABA’s The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, November, 2004.
National panelist, Annual Mortgage Financing Program, ABA Real Property and Probate Spring Symposium, San Francisco, California, April, 2002, Seattle, Washington, Seattle, Washington, April, 2004.
“Commercial and Residential Real Estate Financing Documentation: the Paralegal’s Role,” Institute for Paralegal Education, August 1998 and March 2000
“Limited Liability Companies: a View from a Real Estate Perspective,” Louisville Bar Association, December 1998
Kentucky Chapter of Foreclosure and Related Remedies, an ABA publication (1995)

Civic Involvement

St. Raphael Catholic Church, Parish Council, 2005-07
St. Raphael Catholic Church Choir

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