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Brandy Mathie honored among Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Women in the Law" (Class of 2018)

September 20, 2018

Congratulations to Kerr Russell's Brandy Mathie, named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s "Women in the Law" (Class of 2018).

Kurt Vilders, member of Kerr Russell's executive committee, observes: "In addition to being a superior real estate attorney, Brandy approaches her work with a smile and a very practical, real world approach to problem solving. She takes time to teach younger attorneys, and is well respected by her fellow partners. We are fortunate to have her as a partner at Kerr Russell.”

[Portrait - right - taken by Mark Bialek, used through special arrangement with Michigan Lawyers Weekly]

We at Kerr Russell are grateful for Brandy's leadership and for her voice, and our kudos go to all of this year’s Women in the Law recipients. They and their work are essential to the future of this profession.

From Michigan Lawyers Weekly's announcement: "Michigan Lawyers Weekly is proud to announce the 30 lawyers selected as the 'Women in the Law' Class of 2018. Chosen from dozens of nominations, the 'Women in the Law' are inspiring and accomplished leaders who have shown a commitment to excellence in the practice of law. They serve as mentors and give back to their communities. A luncheon celebrating the Class of 2018 was held Sept. 20 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.”

Kerr Russell attendees included Fred Herrmann, Kate McCarroll, Miroslava Orduno Rincon, Ashley Racette, Anna Valk, and Roy Sexton. Michigan Office of New Americans executive director Karen Phillippi was on hand to support her friend Brandy, and Brandy's husband Blake and daughters Hollyn and Emma also attended.

Brandy L. Mathie focuses her practice on real estate law. She is experienced in all aspects of real estate law, including real estate development and financing. Brandy has substantial experience in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. She is particularly proficient in identifying trouble spots in real estate transactions and offering creative solutions. Brandy is skilled at synthesizing massive amounts of complicated historical real estate information and assembling it into accessible and understandable charts and checklists to keep her clients informed.

Brandy assists in matters ranging from simple residential acquisitions to the acquisition and development of large commercial projects for sophisticated clients. She structures business entities with the purpose of owning and operating commercial real estate and creates limited liability companies to own and maintain family cottages. Brandy drafts real estate purchase and sale agreements, leases, commercial financing documents, development agreements, declarations and use restrictions and easements. Brandy also assists a large, national client in connection with the purchase of assets in several regions of the United States.

Before joining Kerr Russell, Brandy was associated with a large international law firm, where she assisted clients in many complex real estate transactions, ranging from public-private partnerships to wind energy.

Read Brandy's Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Women in the Law"  Q&A here.

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