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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Diana Palecek Honored

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Diana Palecek Honored

December 5, 2011

Recipient of the 2011 'Women Extraordinaire' award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Diana Palecek, an attorney in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Charlotte office, recently received the Charlotte Business Leader's 'Women Extraordinaire' award. This award honors Palecek's professional legal experience and success in commercial real estate, as well as her significant leadership and involvement within the Charlotte community.

Palecek is a member of the firm's banking and finance, and real estate development practice groups. Her practice area focuses on commercial real estate transactions and commercial lending, including leasing, lending, and workouts and foreclosures. Palecek has served as an Erskine College alumni board member for three years, is a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, is an active member of CREW Charlotte, Inc. where she serves as co-chair of the Communications Committee, and is involved in a variety of other civic service organizations. She is a 2010 inductee into the Erskine College Academic Hall of Fame.

Palecek graduated magna cum laude from Erskine College in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a 1992 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law.

The Charlotte Business Leader's 'Women Extraordinaire' award honors candidates who have demonstrated significant business achievement and community involvement. The Charlotte Business Leader recognizes 25 businesswomen and one lifetime achievement award winner each year.

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