Katherine C. “Kacy” Bailey focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions and land use permitting and policy work. She is an associate in the firm's Real Estate + Development Group.
Land Use Permitting and Policy
Ms. Bailey regularly assists businesses and developers in bringing their projects to fruition by guiding them through the permitting process before municipal land use boards and commissions. Ms. Bailey draws on her education and experience in urban planning to provide clients insights into municipal land use regulation. She has appeared before local planning and zoning boards and conservation commissions throughout eastern Massachusetts.
At Robinson+Cole, Ms. Bailey is part of a team of attorneys who represent a national wireless communications carrier in the local permitting processes to locate new wireless communications facilities. She also regularly advises a national real estate trade association on state and local land use and real estate-related initiatives and trends across the country.
Real Estate Transactions
Ms. Bailey helps clients with the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial and industrial properties. She conducts all pre-acquisition and financing due diligence, negotiates purchase and sale agreements, and counsels clients on land use and title issues. She also handles leasing matters on behalf of landlords and tenants in office and other commercial spaces.
Affordable Housing Finance
Ms. Bailey is part of a team at Robinson+Cole which represents a national lender in a variety of affordable housing and lending transactions. Ms. Bailey has experience conducting title and entity due diligence and negotiating loan documents on a variety of transactions involving taxable and tax-exempt bonds and tax credit programs.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
Ms. Bailey is committed to doing pro bono work and being active in the community. She has handled leasing matters for Legal Services Food Hub, a project of Conservation Law Foundation, which helps farmers and food entrepreneurs with legal services. Ms. Bailey has captained efforts to urge lawmakers in Massachusetts to protect state funding for civil legal aid and to raise money directly for Greater Boston Legal Services. She is also a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Groveland, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Bailey was associated with Massachusetts law firms focusing on land use and real estate litigation matters and municipal law. She also served as a judicial clerk for the justices of the Maine Superior Court and, while in law school, interned with Justice Charles W. Trombly Jr. at the Massachusetts Land Court.