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J.D., Emory University, 1989
B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1982

Bar Admission
Georgia, 1989

Tatum Hillman & Powell, LLP,
Managing Partner
Emory University School of Law,
Adjunct Professor of Law
Homburg Academy, Faculty Member

Practice Areas:
Banking and Finance
Commercial Real Estate
Corporate Transactions
Corporate Counsel

Managing Partner

Catherine Powell practices in the areas of finance, commercial real estate, and general corporate law. She represents banking organizations, credit and life companies, various national and regional developers and landlords, and a variety of entrepreneurs.

Catherine routinely represents lenders in connection with (i) multi-state domestic and international loan transactions, secured by commercial real estate, stock pledges, cash collateral and/or other assets, and (ii) debt restructures and other workout matters, most typically involving asset based transactions including commercial real estate. She is experienced in drafting and negotiating documentation for complex syndicated and single bank loan transactions including multi-party credit agreements, tri-party agreements and extensive documentation involving major landlords, as well as settlement agreements, forbearance agreements and other loan modification documentation.

Catherine also represents developers and principals in connection with acquisitions, developments, divestitures and lease transactions. She frequently represents: (i) purchasers and/or sellers in the drafting and negotiating of purchase contracts and conveyance documents and with respect to acquisitions, performing due diligence audits of the “to be acquired” assets, and (ii) principals/landlords in connection with the drafting and negotiating of complex lease agreements with major corporation tenants, including several Fortune 500 corporations.

Catherine also represents entrepreneurs in a variety of enterprises with the initial formation of their business entity, the leasing or acquisition of their office space or building, and the continued advice necessary to help their company grow and develop into a thriving business.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Catherine worked as an Assistance Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (f/k/a Wachovia Bank, N.A. and First Atlanta Bank (Atlanta) and left after 4 years to attend Emory Law School.

Prior to becoming a partner with Tatum Hillman & Powell, LLP, Catherine was a commercial real estate and finance partner with Tatum, Levine & Powell, LLP (1996 -2009) and a commercial real estate associate with King & Spalding (Summer 1988, 1989-1994) and with Hunton & Williams (1994-1996).

Professional and Volunteer Activities

Catherine is an Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School where she has created and teaches several courses for Emory University’s School of Law’s transaction certification program. She is also a Faculty Member of Homburg Academy where she is creating and will teach several courses for the Academy. Catherine is also a Board Member on the Academic Board of Homburg Academy.

Catherine has chaired a variety of community volunteer organizations and functions, and is a committed volunteer with several other projects such as The Kenya Project. Catherine volunteered at the Children’s Hospital-Egleston Campus in Atlanta for over 17 years, and is the Treasurer of the Lullwater Garden Club. Catherine belongs to All Saints Episcopal Church.

Catherine is married and has three children. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys overseas travel and reading.