Katie MacDowell is a transactional commercial real estate attorney, based in Cooley’s Reston, Virginia office. Katie concentrates her practice on a wide range of real estate matters, including commercial acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing commercial properties.
Prior to joining Cooley, Katie was an associate at Venable LLP, where she represented and advised clients on a wide range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, joint ventures, acquisitions for conservation purposes, and complex corporate acquisitions and restructuring transactions.
Katie graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, where she received the Daniel D. Polsby Award for Excellence in Leadership. As a law student, Katie was a writing fellow, a research editor for George Mason Law Review, and served as a legal intern for the Honorable Jan L. Brodie at the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
JD, 2018, summa cum laude
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
BS, 2014, Marketing Management, magna cum laude
Admissions & credentials
District of Columbia