Womble Carlyle attorney Elizabeth Lee has been elected to the top leadership position in the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

Lee will serve as Chair-Elect for the 2016-17 Bar Year, which begins Sept. 1st. She then will become the Section Chair for the 2017-18 Bar Year. Lee was elected to this leadership position at the ABA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

“I am honored that my colleagues from around the country have selected me to serve in these leadership positions,” Lee said. “The Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law has played an important role in my development as a real estate attorney, and we look forward to offering outstanding educational programs, publications, networking opportunities and other benefits for our members over the next two years.”

The ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for real estate and trust and estate lawyers, and currently has around 22,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal of real property. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, elder law, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

Elizabeth Lee concentrates her practice in counseling institutional lenders in all aspects of secured lending, including construction and permanent financing, mezzanine financing, real estate loan syndications and loan participations, with a special emphasis on transactions secured by commercial real estate of diverse project types, including mixed use, retail, commercial/office, multi-family, hotel/hospitality, and healthcare. Lee also counsels clients in connection with real property secured loan restructuring, workout, foreclosure and REO disposition. She practices in Womble Carlyle’s Washington, D.C. office.