Professional Biography

Kathleen (Kathie) M. Howard Senior Counsel

  • Chicago

    D +1.312.324.8622

    F +1.312.324.9622


    110 North Wacker Drive, 34th Floor

    Chicago, IL 60606




Kathie Howard has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on all phases of commercial, retail, office, and industrial real estate transactions. Her background also includes general business counseling, litigation, and healthcare.

A substantial portion of Kathie’s practice is devoted to national commercial leasing (retail, office and industrial), which includes both transactional and counseling matters. She advises and negotiates on behalf of a variety of clients on both the landlord and tenant sides. She also actively assists clients in managing their national real estate portfolios, particularly shopping center assets. Kathie’s wealth of experience and practical approach enable her to successfully resolve complex legal issues and to facilitate numerous real estate and business transactions for clients in both the public and private sectors.

Kathie’s experience includes representation of hospitals and healthcare providers, advising on administrative, clinical, business, real estate, and regulatory and compliance matters, including those related to health information privacy and security and healthcare fraud and abuse. She also provides general counsel services to companies seeking to outsource or supplement their legal support functions.

Kathie's diverse background gives her a broad perspective and enables her to provide an array of counseling services and to help clients effectively manage their legal affairs.

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Related Employment

  • Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon, Chicago, IL, Of Counsel, 2003 - 2005
  • Altheimer & Gray, Chicago, IL, Associate, 1991 - 1994; Of Counsel, 2001 - 2003
  • Mancini, Rowland & Welch, Maui, HI, Of Counsel, 1998 - 2001


  • Hon. E. McConnell, Circuit Court of Hawaii, Second Circuit, 1994 - 1998



Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Hawaii


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Northeastern Illinois University, B.S., Accounting, with high honors, 1988