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Kathy Garrahan's practice includes real estate development, land use planning, zoning, permitting, conveyancing and leasing matters for commercial, healthcare and nonprofit clients. Her land use advocacy includes due diligence, obtaining local and state permitting and licensing approvals, handling negotiations, and drafting agreements concerning real property purchases, sales, leases and financing.
In her practice, Kathy frequently appears before local and state authorities, which has included municipal boards and commissions in Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Southborough, Oxford, Westborough and Worcester. Her work in nonprofit housing development includes financing programs of state and federal agencies such as the Executive Office of Communities and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development and programs of the Federal Home Loan Bank, and zoning work related to M.G.L. c. 40A, §3 (nonprofit educational uses).
Prior to her career as an attorney, Katherine worked as a social worker, public administrator and consultant, in government and healthcare industries in Massachusetts and New York City, including program administration, budget forecasting, and planning, and headed up the fiscal affairs department of a state agency. Additionally, she co-founded a successful nonprofit private elementary school in MetroWest.
During law school, Kathy worked as a Northeastern University Co-op student at Bowditch & Dewey (Spring 2004). She was also a member of Northeastern University’s National Health Law Moot Court Team (2003), a Law Clerk at Tillinghast, Licht, Perkins, Smith and Cohen, LLP (Fall 2003), a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Bruce Selya, First Circuit Court of Appeals (Spring 2003) and a Legal Intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts (Fall 2002).
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Women of Law||Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly||2015|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|MetroWest Chamber of Commerce||Director, Chair Public Policy and Economic Development Committee||2014 - Present|
|MetroWest Legal Services||Vice President, Board of Directors||2004 - Present|
|Alliance for MetroWest Unity, Inc.||Director, Clerk, and Leadership in Diversity Member||2004 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|MetroWest Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Real Estate Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Citizen Advisory Board||Member, Department of Developmental Services||N/A|
|Framingham Medical Reserve Corps||Volunteer||N/A|
|Summit Montessori School||Co-Founder, Board of Visitors Member, Former Trustee||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Columbia University In The City of New York||Social Work/Public Health||MPH||1983|
|College of The Holy Cross||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Columbia University School of Social Work||N/A||MS - Master of Science||N/A|