Kati Orso assists clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in office, retail, restaurant and medical office building leasing transactions. In addition, Kati regularly represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of retail and office projects, mixed use developments, multi-family residential projects, and unimproved land. As part of this practice, she has experience conducting acquisition due diligence, including title and survey review, and negotiating purchase and sale documents, easement agreements, site development agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements.
Kati served as counsel to national healthcare companies from 2008 – 2012. In this role, she handled commercial leasing portfolios for renal dialysis providers nation-wide and gained experience counseling clients on healthcare regulatory compliance issues in connection with leasing transactions.
From 2014 – 2016, Kati served as in‐house counsel for NewQuest Properties, a full‐service real estate company with experience in commercial retail leasing, development, land brokerage, and property management. In this role she prepared and negotiated retail leases, purchase and sale agreements, and development documents in connection with a real estate portfolio consisting of over 12,000,000 square feet of retail space in Texas and Louisiana. Her experience in-house provided Kati with a unique understanding of the inner workings of a real estate development company and she has developed a keen insight into the challenges her clients face and how to best serve their needs.
B.A, cum laude, Trinity University
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
- Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, Chief Articles Editor
- Ewer-Oren J.D. Health law Writing Award Recipient
- Dean’s Award Recipient