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Katherine Hendricks Laffitte

Katherine Hendricks Laffitte


T (864) 751-7635
F (864) 751-7800

Kate Laffitte is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group.  She focuses on commercial real estate transactions, representing lenders, property owners, and developers in the acquisition, disposition, financing and refinancing of commercial properties.  Separate from real estate, Kate also works with clients on issues surrounding creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Kate clerked for the Honorable J.C. Nicholson, Jr., South Carolina Circuit Court Judge, in Charleston, South Carolina, and for the Honorable Helen E. Burris, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • Leadership Greenville, Class 44

  • Committee Chair, Circle of Hearts for the Julie Valentine Center (2017- present)
  • Committee Member, 2018 Hope Ball Committee for the Greenville Cancer Society (2017-2018)
  • Member, United Way of Greenville County’s YP20s (2015 - present)
  • Board Member, Wofford College Terrier Club (2016- present)
  • Child Life Volunteer, Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital (2015- 2017)
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Wofford College, B.A., Intercultural Studies with Business and Spanish, cum laude, 2010
  • South Carolina, 2013
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina
  • SC Bankruptcy Law Association, Seminar Committee, 2017 Seminar
Academic Honors
  • The Forensic Club
  • Charleston School of Law Civility Award
  • Charleston Law Review, Associate Symposium Editor
  • CALI Awards in Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing and Advanced Civil Procedure

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