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Kathryn Rae McKinley

Real estate Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   4 reviews

About Kathryn

Learn Kathryn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%
    Commercial real estate transactions including purchases and sales and leases; easements; title issues

    27 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    30%
    Secured transactions; contracts, creditors' rights including bankruptcy matters

    27 years

  3. Banking
    20%
    Regulatory matters, loan documentation & review, collections.

    27 years

I enjoy working with clients to further their goals and to solve legal problems that may affect those goals. Having been a client in my former business career, I place a high value on client relations and communications. Putting together deals that make sense and work for the client and solving legal puzzles are what I love about practicing law.
Licensed for 27 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/20/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kathryn

Paine Hamblen LLP
Paine Hamblen LLP (509) 455-6000
717 W Riverside Ave, Ste 1200
Spokane, WA, 99201

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2012
Real Estate Contract Dispute
I would highly recommend this attorney. She is professional, diplomatic but firm when representing her clients, and very knowledgeable in her field. Additionally, she has finely honed people skills. She is able to read the opposing side and anticipate their moves and underlying motives. She also reads her clients well and gently guides their emotions/conflicts into the correct legal response. While this review may seem focused on the human side of things, a lot of legal disputes are based on discord between individuals. A good attorney with people skills can deflect or resolve a dispute quickly saving both sides considerable expense. I have dealt with 8-9 attorneys in my professional life and I consider Ms. McKinley one of the top three. In my dealings with her, I always felt that she kept my best interests uppermost in her representation.
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Posted by Bill | June 29, 2010
Excellent help in a business acquisition
I engaged Kathryn late one Friday, very late in a business purchase transaction that I was having trouble closing. She immediately came up to speed, working over the weekend to review the relevant documents. By the next Tuesday, she had distilled the key issues, succinctly explained them to me, recommended a course of action, orchestrated alignment between at least 5 different stakeholders, and created the necessary additional documents to protect my interests that were still acceptable to the other parties in the transaction. She also arranged to remove additional barriers in the transaction. As a result, we completed the transaction as planned by the following Friday. Kathryn was calm, knowledgeable, patient, thorough and FAST! She was a stress-reducer for me in a very stressful situation. I can say without reservation that without her, my business transaction would have failed to execute.
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Posted by Scott | June 15, 2010
Physician Group Practice
I have a high level of confidence in the quality of Kathryn's counsel and work product. She has consistently met deadlines for completion of work. Kathryn is pleasant, practical, competent and a good value. We have used her services for contracts and agreements pertaining to banking and real estate.
Posted by Thomas | October 21, 2009
Good attorney, common sense and afforable
Have used this attorney for basic commercial business advice. She has been very helpful and I feel that she understands my business well. Projects were done on time and at a reasonable cost.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paine Hamblen LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Paine Hamblen LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor - Transactional Skills & Professionalism
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor - Real Estate Transactions
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Principal
  • McKinley Fossum, P.S.
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Layman, Layman, McKinley & Robinson, PLLP
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Layman, Layman & Fennessey
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Phillabaum, Ledlin, Matthews & Gaffney-Brown
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
  • Covalt Enterprises, Inc.
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Merger Coordinator
  • Washington Mutual Savings Bank
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Vice President/Controller
  • Columbia Federal Savings Bank
  • 1983 - 1988
  • Controller
  • Provident Federal Savings & Loan
  • 1982 - 1983
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Gonzaga University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1988
  • University of Idaho
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Pring Corp. v. Clipper Capital Management, LLC
  • Favorable result for landlord client
  • Carbon v. Spokane Closing and Escrow, Inc.,
  • Favorable result for client in quiet title action

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Executive Committee, Emeritus Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Episcopal Diocese of Spokane
  • Vice Chancellor
  • 2016 - Present
  • Standing Advisory Committee to Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Business Creditor Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Bishop's Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Business & Corporate Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Commercial Law Center, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Member, Board of Advisors
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar
  • Past Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar Assn
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar Assn
  • Chair Elect & Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Editorial Board, Real Property Deskbook
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington Women Lawyers Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar Assn
  • Director, Real Property Council
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane Chapter
  • Vice President, Judicial Affairs
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Section, Washington State Bar Assn
  • Real Property Council Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • American Cancer Society, Spokane Daffodil Days
  • Chair
  • 1996 - 2010
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Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Spokane Lawyer, Real Estate
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Creditor Debtor Rights, Banking
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Spokane Lawyer, Real Estate
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Spokane Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Spokane Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Spokane's Top Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Women Attorneys in Washington
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Washington
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2012
  • Spokane's Top Lawyers 2012
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Banking, Business/Corporate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Banking, Business/Corporate
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Spokane Lawyers
  • Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Washington Real Property Deskbook Vol. 6
  • Editor - Washington Land Development Act
  • 2012
  • Washington Real Property Deskbook Vol. 4
  • Editor - Attachments of Interests in Real Property
  • 2010
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Should Washington Adopt the Reasonable Person Standard
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • WSBA, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting
  • What Washington Attorneys Need to Know About Dirt and Death in Oregon and Idaho
  • 2017
  • WSBA, Real Property Probate & Trust Section Midyear
  • Boilerplate in Contracts
  • 2016
  • Annual Spring Real Estate Update
  • The Cross-Border Real Estate Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Boundary Issues and Easement Law
  • Defining Easement Types
  • 2014
  • Attorney's Guide to Accounting
  • Accounting Terminology & Concepts; Reading the Balance Sheet
  • 2013
  • Her Day in Court
  • Women in the Practice of Law
  • 2012
  • WSAJ Ethics
  • Random Trust Account Audits: What to Expect
  • 2010
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Mid-Year Conference
  • Chair
  • 2010
  • Spokane Washington Women Lawyers Monthly Meeting
  • New Trust Accounting Rules
  • 2007
  • Fall Real Estate Conference
  • Co-Chair
  • 2007
  • Spring Real Estate CLE
  • Co-Chair
  • 2006
  • Fall Real Estate Conference
  • Co-Chair
  • 2006
  • Real Property Probate & Trust Mid-Year
  • Degunking Title
  • 2005
  • Real Estate Development In Washington From Beginning to End
  • Interstate Land Sales: Do's and Don'ts
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Banking Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn is a well respected lawyer in Spokane. She is my "go to" lawyer for matters that our office cannot handle do to conflicts of interest. She is bright and capable. I strongly recommend her."
Business Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the opportunity to get to know and work with Kathryn when I first became employed at Layman, Layman & Robinson. At that time, Kathryn was a partner and I had the pleasure of working with her on brief writing and was introduced to the practice of law in Idaho Courts. She is extremely ethical and has worked very hard to promote Women in the field of law. Kathryn is a top notch business attorney with the knowledge and skill to handling any of your business needs."
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Other
"I have been acquainted with this lawyer's work for the last twelve years. I have supervised this lawyer, observed her work for other firms, and she is now my law partner. Her work is thorough, timely and top quality. She is committed to providing premium service to her clients. "
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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