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Katherine Hendricks Laffitte

Katherine Hendricks Laffitte

Associate

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

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.

Community
  • 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- present)
Education
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Wofford College, B.A., Intercultural Studies with Business and Spanish, cum laude, 2010
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2013
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina
Affiliations
  • Member, CREW Upstate (2017- present)
  • 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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