CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood recently expanded its real estate practice group with the addition of Catherine Bell Mitchell to the firm's Charlotte office. She joins the firm as an associate.
"Catherine will make an excellent addition to our already strong real estate group," said Rob Marcus, Chairman of the firm's Management Committee. "She is an engaging and diligent attorney, and we look forward to the fresh insights she will bring to the practice. We are pleased to welcome her to the team."
As a member of the firm's Real Estate and Banking and Finance Groups, Mitchell will focus her practice on commercial real estate transactions, representing both lenders and developers. Specifically, she will assist lenders in real estate financing and counsel developers and investors in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial properties. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Mitchell represented national lenders in mortgage-related litigation in Charlotte.
Mitchell is from Asheville, N.C. She received her bachelor's degree from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2007 and her juris doctor, cum laude, from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in 2011.