Stress-free Real Estate Law
Real estate matters can be a very concerning issue for both commercial and residential owners. I provide real estate clients with a stress-free experience and help deliver positive results.
I am a member of the Madison County Bar Association Real Estate Committee and Riverbend Rental Property Owners Association. I represent landlords, banks and developers in all areas affecting real estate.
While on the Madison County Board, I served on the Planning and Development Committee which serves as the official land use committee for Madison County and is responsible for reviewing all zoning petitions and subdivision plats. I also served on the Real Estate Tax Cycle Committee.
Let a Skilled Attorney Help Your Business. When it comes to your business, you need a skilled attorney by your side to protect your business and achieve your goals. I have the necessary experience handling complex business issues, including:
- Business Litigation - I can assist in resolving disputes in a way that will protect you and your business.
- Business Formation - Depending on your goals, I can select the business type that will best fit your needs and ensure your business is formed properly. A legal process must be followed to ensure that you are protected from personal liability. Any mistake in this process can lead to complications in the future.
- Business Transactions - I can help with your business transactional needs. I can prepare and review business documents and make sure liabilities and risks are minimized.
I understand how difficult it can be to plan for the future. I am here to help you prepare an estate plan that is right for you and your family, including a Will, Trust and Powers of Attorney.
When a loved one passes away, navigating the probate and estate administration process is an important and necessary legal step. I can ease your worries and help ensure the process is completed properly. If a family dispute arises, an experienced attorney is critical in resolving these issues.
I worked as a Systems Engineer at Boeing Corporation’s Integrated Defense Systems in St. Louis, where I negotiated and administered $10 million worth of technology contracts. I am an experienced contract negotiator and drafter and understand the importance of well drafted contracts in achieving your goals and avoiding disputes. My goal is to protect your financial interests and minimize the risk of future disputes through attention to detail.
Leasing is a complicated business. I have an extensive knowledge in all areas of leasing with a practical, balanced approach to allocating risk and negotiating leases. I work with clients to establish successful, long-term landlord tenant relationships.
I Can Help You With
Kathy works with clients to create solutions for both residential and commercial real estate matters.
Landlords have many rights, including the right to set lease terms to protect their business interests and profitability. Contact Kathy Smith to ensure that your leases protect your business interest.
Evictions must be performed carefully. Contact Kathy if a tenant is violating a lease and your business interests need protected.
Kathy works for creditors to efficiently convert what is owed to them into cash, a judgment, lien and even garnishment.
A lawsuit can be a daunting prospect and create anxiety. It is crucial to have an advocate on your side who will champion your best interests. Kathy is an experienced litigator and can assess your situation and provide the best strategy for you.
Good contracts are the backbone of good business. Kathy will draft and review your contracts to protect you.
Ensuring complete and proper compliance with Illinois & Missouri law is a crucial concern for businesses both large and small.
WILLS & TRUSTS
WILLS & TRUSTS
Creating a will or trust does not have to be difficult. Kathy will guide you through the entire process and help you create a plan that lets everyone sleep easier at night.
Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies. Kathy can help probate a loved one’s estate and make sure property and possessions are given to rightful heirs.