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Partner - Kathleen M. Mylod

Kathleen M. Mylod


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Kate Mylod is co-chair of the Real Estate, Environmental, Land Use and Construction Practice Group. She is a New York trained finance and real estate lawyer whose clients include private equity and sovereign wealth funds, investment and commercial banks and large insurance companies across the United States.

Kate practices in the areas of mortgage and mezzanine debt origination; intercreditor, co-lender and participation arrangements; structured finance; equity investment and joint venture formation; preferred equity financing; real property acquisition, disposition and asset management; secondary market acquisition and sales (including mortgage and mezzanine loans); and loan modifications, restructurings, workouts and enforcement actions.

Deals for which Kate and her team have counseled clients range from a $5MM mezzanine loan (behind a CMBS mortgage) on a multifamily property in North Carolina, to a $90M A-note acquisition secured by a portfolio of office properties in California, to a $1B+ disposition of trophy hotels located in Arizona and Hawaii.

Kate works with a variety of commercial real estate asset classes, including hospitality, retail, multifamily, office and condominium. Additionally, Kate and her team regularly serve as local counsel on Connecticut specific transactions.

Before joining Shipman, Kate practiced with the finance and real estate group of Dechert LLP and served as in-house investment counsel at The Hartford.  Presently, Kate often functions as “external general counsel” for her clients, developing deep and lasting relationships with them while building institutional knowledge about their practices.   


  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Real Estate (2019)
  • Recipient of CREW Network 2016 Certificate in Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut
  • CREW - The Real Estate Exchange: President-elect (2020)
  • CREW Network - Delegate (2020)

Community Involvement

  • The Governor's Prevention Partnership: Board Member (2018-present)
  • St. Thomas the Apostle School: Board Secretary for Home/School Association (2020-2021)
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid Pardon Clinic (2020)
  • Lawyers for Good Government COVID-19 Small Business remote Legal Clinic (2020)

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Practice Areas


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Columbia University, M.S.W., 2001
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
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