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CATHLEEN WARD NAMED PARTNER AT WARD DAMON
Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm primarily serving South Florida, is pleased to announce that Cathleen Ward has been named to partner. Ward concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate law, commercial lending, and real estate. In this capacity, she represents financial institutions and business owners and their representatives in a variety of matters.
“Cathleen has continued to demonstrate incredibly insightful and smart strategies that enable Ward Damon to deliver industry leading results for our clients,” shared Adam Seligman, equity partner at Ward Damon. “Her dedication and growth since she started as a summer associate at the firm is among the most impressive I’ve seen. We are honored to name her to partner.”
At the corporate level, she provides guidance for businesses on corporate structure, such as entity formation and corporate governance, and other general business matters, including licensing, sales, mergers, and acquisitions. Ward has acted as corporate counsel in a variety of industries, including the technology industry, in which she has experience preparing privacy policies and user agreements, as well as development agreements for software applications, and the citrus industry, involving the preparation of licensing and sublicensing agreement with a variety of local and international agencies, variety developers, propagators and growers.
She also reviews diligence materials, as well as drafts and negotiates loan documents for a variety of transactions, including asset purchases, stock purchases, construction loans, refinancing, working capital loans, equipment purchases, and real estate acquisitions. Ward has closed many commercial finance transactions, from start-up business transactions to complex business and real estate acquisitions.
As a closing attorney for commercial lenders, Ward prepares and reviews loan files for conventional commercial loans as well as SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, advises loan officers and processers, and drafts, analyzes and negotiates loan and finance documents.
Ward earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.