Charlotte, N.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Diana R. Palecek has been included in the "50 Most Influential Women" list for 2016 by The Mecklenburg Times.
The award spotlights the 50 Most Influential Women in the Charlotte region who are working within the business, government, education and non-profit fields, and recognizes the important role women play in the Greater Charlotte region, the economy and society. The honorees will be recognized in The Mecklenburg Times and at an awards presentation on Friday, May 20, at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.
Palecek earned her bachelor's degree from Erskine College, magna cum laude, and J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. She has practiced law for over 20 years, focusing her practice on commercial real estate transactions and financing, commercial loan remedies, and niche property-types (including churches, ground leases, railroad tracks). She has been recognized for her professional leadership (recipient of the 2013 Leaders in Law Award by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly magazine) and her achievement, innovation and inspiration through her actions in roles in business, family and the Charlotte community (2011 inductee into the Erskine College Academic Hall of Fame). Additionally, her community affiliations include CREW Charlotte, Erskine College Alumni Association, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
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