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Katherine E. Missimer

Of Counsel | Real Estate and Finance | Zoning and Land Use


Kate Missimer is a real estate and land use attorney and primarily represents property owners and developers with respect to real estate development projects, including land use and zoning relief, as well as the preparation of condominium and planned community documentation. Kate also has experience representing clients before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment and the zoning hearing boards of surrounding townships and municipalities as well as facilitating discussions between developers and other governmental departments and agencies.

Kate takes great pride in representing her clients’ interests to the fullest, whether advocating for approval of a development project before the community and the zoning board, or negotiating the most favorable terms possible for the sale of a corporate client’s assets. She is driven, dedicated, hard-working, and responsive.

Additionally, Kate represents new and emerging companies, nonprofits and for-profit corporations, and health care entities with respect to entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, asset purchases and sales, mergers, acquisitions, regulatory compliance, private equity and venture capital funding, contracts for employment, management and consulting and joint ventures.

While in law school, Kate served as an editor for the Drexel Law Review and was the recipient of the Best Oral Argument Award; Best Student Performance Award, and Best Paper Award.

Kate was named to the list of “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” (2015- 2019) by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters which recognizes only 2.5% of attorneys.



Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law , J.D., with honors

La Salle University, B.A., maxima cum laude



New Jersey


Board of Directors,  La Salle University Alumni

Alumni Leadership Team,  La Salle University Bucks County

Hearing Committee Member,  Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board


Awards and Honors

Named a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2015-2019)

Representation of a developer in the approval process, including at the community level, zoning and Civic Design Review, for a mixed use project containing over 100 residential units, commercial space, and community space;

Preparation of master and junior planned community and condominium documentation for a large mixed-use development, including single-family residential units, condominium units, and commercial units;

Representation of a large religious nonprofit in obtaining use approval for senior center;

Refinancing and corporate restructuring for a commercial printing company;

$100 Million investment for a legal funding company; and

Representation of investor group with respect to large hotel development project, including documentation of multiple investment rounds, RCAP funding and development agreements.