Kate Ortbahn


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2016, North Carolina Law Review, Staff Member, First Amendment Law Review, Articles Editor

B.A., Rice University, 2010




Kate Ortbahn is an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses on representing a broad range of clients engaged in commercial real estate and private equity transactions. Kate’s experience includes acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, formation of joint venture entities, and development of improved and unimproved properties, as well as negotiating private equity investments in a broad range of industries, with a focus on co-investment structures.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Interests Get Interesting: Overriding Royalty Interests Characterization in Oil & Gas Bankruptcies”, Author, American Bankruptcy Institute, June 2016.
  • “The Root Canal of Antitrust Immunity: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC”, Author, North Carolina Law Review, December 2015.

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