Mary Katherine
Nelson

“We strive to add value to every transaction by not only offering legal advice, but also by understanding the practical risks and rewards of our clients' business decisions.”

Mary Katherine Nelson’s practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate finance and general commercial real estate and business transactions. She  represents lenders and borrowers in negotiating, documenting, and closing loans secured by commercial property. Mary Katherine works primarily with insurance company and banking clients, drafting and negotiating loan documents and completing due diligence. Mary Katherine also regularly assists clients in real estate acquisitions/sales, development projects, and commercial leasing matters.

 

Mary Katherine values the importance Nyemaster places on fostering a team mentality. She recognizes her colleagues are skilled in various specialty areas of law and knows that all are willing and eager to work together to help clients succeed. “Nyemaster attorneys work collaboratively as a team, and our clients benefit from that approach.”

 

A finance major in college, Mary Katherine selected a career in law to blend her interests in business and finance. Results-driven by nature, she strives to work efficiently and be responsive to client needs in all capacities of her practice. She also thrives in the collaborative environment in which she works where parties on both sides of the transaction are working together to reach a common goal.

 

A Kentucky native, Mary Katherine now enjoys exploring Iowa’s many bike trails and traveling when she’s not in the office. Mary Katherine is an active member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa and CREW Iowa (Commercial Real Estate Women). She also serves on the Sweet Dreams Committee for the By Degrees Foundation. 

 

 

CREW Iowa (Commercial Real Estate Women)

  • Board of Directors
  • Sponsorship Committee, Co-Chair

 

Goodwill of Central Iowa

  • Board of Directors

 

By Degrees Foundation

  • Member, Sweet Dreams Committee

 

Iowa State Bar Association

 

Kentucky Bar Association

 

American Bar Association

 

Polk County Bar Association

 

“Cannabis Leasing In Iowa: Emerging Real Estate Issues”
CREW Iowa, 2018

 

“Public Benefit Corporations in Kentucky: What Impact Should Kentucky Corporations Expect?” 104 Ky. L. J. 165, 2016

 

 

Chambers USA
America's Leading Business Lawyers, Real Estate, 2021

 

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Corporate Law, 2022

 

Great Plains Super Lawyers
Rising Stars, 2021

 

 

Order of the Coif

 

Kentucky Law Journal

  • Senior Staff Editor
  • Senior Staff Editor of the Year Award 

 

 

OVERVIEW

Mary Katherine Nelson’s practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate finance and general commercial real estate and business transactions. She  represents lenders and borrowers in negotiating, documenting, and closing loans secured by commercial property. Mary Katherine works primarily with insurance company and banking clients, drafting and negotiating loan documents and completing due diligence. Mary Katherine also regularly assists clients in real estate acquisitions/sales, development projects, and commercial leasing matters.

 

Mary Katherine values the importance Nyemaster places on fostering a team mentality. She recognizes her colleagues are skilled in various specialty areas of law and knows that all are willing and eager to work together to help clients succeed. “Nyemaster attorneys work collaboratively as a team, and our clients benefit from that approach.”

 

A finance major in college, Mary Katherine selected a career in law to blend her interests in business and finance. Results-driven by nature, she strives to work efficiently and be responsive to client needs in all capacities of her practice. She also thrives in the collaborative environment in which she works where parties on both sides of the transaction are working together to reach a common goal.

 

A Kentucky native, Mary Katherine now enjoys exploring Iowa’s many bike trails and traveling when she’s not in the office. Mary Katherine is an active member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa and CREW Iowa (Commercial Real Estate Women). She also serves on the Sweet Dreams Committee for the By Degrees Foundation. 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

CREW Iowa (Commercial Real Estate Women)

  • Board of Directors
  • Sponsorship Committee, Co-Chair

 

Goodwill of Central Iowa

  • Board of Directors

 

By Degrees Foundation

  • Member, Sweet Dreams Committee

 

Iowa State Bar Association

 

Kentucky Bar Association

 

American Bar Association

 

Polk County Bar Association

 

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

“Cannabis Leasing In Iowa: Emerging Real Estate Issues”
CREW Iowa, 2018

 

“Public Benefit Corporations in Kentucky: What Impact Should Kentucky Corporations Expect?” 104 Ky. L. J. 165, 2016

 

 

RECOGNITION

Chambers USA
America's Leading Business Lawyers, Real Estate, 2021

 

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Corporate Law, 2022

 

Great Plains Super Lawyers
Rising Stars, 2021

 

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Order of the Coif

 

Kentucky Law Journal

  • Senior Staff Editor
  • Senior Staff Editor of the Year Award