Catherine Burns

Catherine Burns
Seyfarth Shaw

Catherine is an efficient and pragmatic real estate attorney who provides protective guidance to her clients. She strives to understand her clients’ business, their goals, and particular sensitivities with a direct and practical style. When geography permits, Catherine opts to hash deals out at a conference room table, and more often than not, her deals get done in four, not 40, drafts.

For more than 20 years, Catherine has represented real estate funds, developers, owners, and operators in connection with all aspects of their real estate investment transactions. She also provides trusted counsel on joint venture formation and restructuring, acquisition, development and financing, portfolio transactions, and leasing matters. Her broad practice touches upon every major sector—including office, retail, multifamily, and industrial.

Catherine stays on the front lines of industry trends and the changing marketplace, as evidenced by her recent experience managing transactions in the cannabis and opportunity zone investment space. As chair of the firm’s Boston Real Estate department, Catherine also remains connected with local market leaders and is in tune with current market terms. This allows her the ability to negotiate transactional documents with proficiency and to connect her clients with partners in the marketplace.

Catherine is grateful to have motivated, talented, and truly wonderful clients that she learns alongside every day. She especially enjoys her leadership role on a national platform because it is engaging and provides an opportunity to grow her practice and a successful team.