Kirsten focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions. She counsels clients in areas of commercial contract negotiations, corporate environmental compliance, leasing, title review, due diligence, and commercial real estate closings. Having represented a developer through several jury trials, she does not shy from a challenge and is a zealous advocate of her client’s interests from the negotiation stage to the completion of the transaction. Her litigation experience provides her with a unique lens in which to identify potential issues early on in a deal in order to offer creative solutions to complex legal issues surrounding a real property transaction. She has experience with drafting mixed-use development agreements, donation agreements, science lab leases, office leases, industrial leases, medical and dental office leases, and representing developers as well as lenders through all stages of mixed-use projects and multifamily developments, including those with affordable housing and ESG components. 

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network (CREW Charlotte)
  • Member, Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court, 2020 – Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar 
  • North Carolina Bar Association 
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Greenville County Bar