Kati Freeman

Kati Freeman


Phone: 512.404.2235

Email: kfreeman@mwswtexas.com


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2005; Chief Articles Editor, Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, recipient of the Ewer-Oren J.D. Health Law Writing Award and Dean’s Award recipient

B.A., cum laude, Trinity University, 2001

Professional Experience

Kati Freeman is an associate with the firm.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as in-house counsel to NewQuest Properties, a Texas based full-service real estate company that specializes in retail leasing, development, land brokerage and property management.  In that capacity, Ms. Freeman negotiated retail leases for a real estate portfolio consisting of over 100 retail shopping centers throughout Texas, including in-line space leases within grocery anchored shopping centers (including newly developed centers, future developments and centers with second generation space), ground leases with tenants ranging from urgent care clinics to national fast-food restaurant tenants and junior anchor tenant leases. In addition, she was an associate in the Houston, Texas offices of Jackson Walker LLP and Baker Hostetler LLP, where she practiced real estate law.

Details of Practice

Ms. Freeman has assisted clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions during her legal career, with a strong emphasis on commercial leasing.  She regularly represents landlords and tenants in the preparation and negotiation of office and retail leases in Texas and across the nation.  Ms. Freeman also represents clients on all phases of ownership of commercial real estate, including the acquisition, disposition, and financing of retail and office projects, mixed use facilities and unimproved land.  In this regard, she regularly drafts and negotiates purchase and sale contracts and conducts due diligence of properties by reviewing lease documents, easements, restrictive covenants and surveys.


Co-author of “Using Letters of Credit for Tenant Credit Enhancement,” ABA Probate & Property, Vol. 27, No. 3 (May/June 2013)
Co-author of materials for the “Achieving a Sensible Definition of ‘Gross Sales’” Roundtable Discussion at the 2013 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center’s Law Conference, San Diego, California

Professional Activities

Real Estate Council of Austin
Austin Bar Association
State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate and Tax Section
International Council of Shopping Centers:  ICSC

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