Katherine M. Waters

Of Counsel

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ms. Waters’ practice involves representation of local, regional and national clients in matters involving real estate, land development, zoning and permitting, business formations, corporate matters, loans and financing, industrial development authority bonds, transactions for churches, commercial leases, contracts and environmental issues (wetlands, RPAs, etc.). Kathy has been practicing law with Compton & Duling since 1988; she previously worked in private practice in Washington, D.C.

In her business and corporate practice, Ms. Waters has represented numerous individuals and entities in formation of entities, shareholder and partnership agreements, financings, and general corporate law. Her land use and land development practice involves special use permit and zoning cases in Prince William County, and representation of residential and commercial developers in site plan approvals, zoning matters and land development documents. Ms. Waters also has many church clients, representing them in real estate, land use, loan and statutory matters. She also has extensive experience in commercial and construction loans, as both borrower’s and lender’s counsel. Her environmental practice includes matters involving wetlands, wetland permitting and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act requirements.

Ms. Waters is an avid golfer and also enjoys hiking and backpacking. She is active with animal welfare rescue leagues and neighborhood help groups.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Former Member of the Board of Directors and Former Chairman

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Commercial Lending
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Environmental
  • Church Representation

Education

  • George Washington University, J.D., cum laude, 1985
  • Scripps College, B.A., 1973, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Northern Colorado, M.A., 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia Bar, 1985
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1986
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations