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Katherine D. Tohanczyn

Associate

Katherine is an associate in the firm’s Fort Washington office.  She concentrates her practice on commercial financing, real estate and corporate law with a focus on commercial lending and government guaranteed lending.  In this capacity, Katherine represents financial institutions nationwide, including national banks, community banks, credit unions and non-bank lenders.  As a closing attorney for commercial lenders, Katherine prepares and reviews loan files for SBA 7(a) and conventional commercial loans, confers with loan processors and in-house counsel, and drafts, analyzes and negotiates loan and finance documents.  She also assists lenders with loan modifications and loan work outs.

Additionally, Katherine investigates state and federal regulatory issues to aid in the representation of commercial lenders before the US Small Business Administration on a variety of policy and SBA guaranty related items.  She analyzes proposed regulatory changes to identify possible implications for government guaranteed lending.  Katherine also examines issues related to post-closing and post-default actions for commercial lenders.

At the corporate level, Katherine provides guidance for businesses on regulatory and licensing matters at the state and federal level.  She counsels businesses on issues relating to entity formation, corporate governance and other general business matters.

ADMISSIONS:
• Pennsylvania
• New Jersey

MEMBERSHIPS:
• National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
• Philadelphia Bar Association
• Montgomery County Bar Association

EDUCATION:
• Villanova University School of Law  – J.D.
• Chestnut Hill College – B.A., magna cum laude

Contact Information:
Direct Dial: 267.470.1187
Phone: 215.542.7070
Fax: 215.542.0723
Email: ktohanczyn@starfieldsmith.com
Address: 1300 Virginia Drive, Suite 325
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Publications:

  • August 23, 2017: Best Practices: To Use or Not to Use- That is the Ten Million Dollar Question
  • April 5, 2017: Best Practices: Navigating Conflicts Between State Statutes and the SOP
  • March 8, 2017: Best Practices: Protecting Your Mortgage’s Priority From Mechanic’s Liens
  • January 4, 2017: Best Practices: Importance of Ensuring a Borrower Avoids Bulk Sales and Successor Tax Liability in the Sale of Business Assets
  • Who Should Call The Shots? Proposing Federal Oversight of Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations, 78 Phila. Law. 23 (Winter 2016).
  • September 7, 2016: Best Practices: When Should Borrowers Engage Legal Counsel
  • June 8, 2016: Best Practices: Hit Send With Caution: Electronic Communications Can Modify a Written Contract and Lead to Results that Are Far from “Awesome!”
  • March 9, 2016: Best Practices: Make NO Mistake – Circuit Courts Rule Against Lenders for Minor Errors in Security Documents
  • Fumble!: How The North Carolina Court Dropped The Ball In McAdoo v. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 21 MOORAD SPORTS L.J. 385 (Spring 2014).
  • Schuylkill Products: Important Lessons and Reminders About the Power of the False Claims Act, CONSTRUCTIONLAWSIGNAL.COM June 11, 2014.
  • Settling a Storm: How Schools Should Address Fans Storming the Court, MOORAD SPORTS L.J. BLOG, March 19, 2014.