Overview

Katherine Frazier's practice focuses on various types of commercial transactions in both the real property and business areas, including land acquisition and development, leasing, financing, and title insurance matters.

She has actively represented automobile dealerships, with a particular emphasis on dealership acquisitions and dispositions and related real property transactions. Katherine has represented a NYSE dealership group in the acquisition of a portfolio of 32 dealership properties with a purchase price in excess of $200 million.

Her practice also involves assisting significant owners of real estate, as well as national and local development entities in their real estate matters. She serves on the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

In 2012, Katherine was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Board Member of the Florida Transportation Commission. Duties of the Commission include review of major transportation policy initiatives submitted by the Department and making recommendations for major transportation policy to the Governor and Legislature.

In 2015, she was selected as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year Award.  Katherine was also awarded the Berkeley Preparatory Alumni Association 2015 Alumni Service Award. 

As a fourth generation Tampa attorney and third generation Florida native, Katherine is active in several local civic, charitable, and social organizations. She is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Additionally, she serves as the Foundation’s co-chair for the Foundation Partners Committee. Katherine is a past president of the Board of Trustees of the Henry B. Plant Museum and a past president of the Board of Directors for Champions for Children (formerly known as The Child Abuse Council). 

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyer, Real Estate (2014-2021)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2021)
    • Top 50: Women Florida Super Lawyer (2018-2021)
    • Top 50: Tampa Bay Florida Super Lawyers (2021)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2008-2013, 2017-2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law (2013-2022)
    • 2021 Tampa Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa: Graduate (2003)
  • Rising Star annual award by the Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (2010)

Credentials & Experience

Education

University of Virginia, B.A., 1988

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1992, Honors: Florida Law Review

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Business Woman of the Year Finalist, Tampa Bay Business Journal (2015)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow (2020-present)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Tampa Bay (2011-present)
    • Executive Council (2019-present)
    • Economic Summit Committee (2016-present)
  • Alumni Service Award, Berkeley Preparatory Alumni Association (2015)
  • Appointed by Governor Scott to Serve as a Commissioner of the Florida Transportation Commission (2012-2015) 
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
    • Foundation Board of Directors
    • Merit Society Committee
    • Facilities Committee
    • Foundation Partners Committee: Past Co-Chair
    • Joint Corporate Compliance Committee: Past Member
    • Conflicts Committee: Past Member
  • Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida: Advisory Board Member, appointed by the Florida Transportation Commission (2012-2015)
  • Champions for Children (formerly known as The Child Abuse Council): Past President, Board of Directors
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: Past President, Board of Trustees
  • University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship Selection Committee: Tampa Region
  • The Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Executive Committee
        • Real Property Division Director (2020-present)
        • Legislation Committee (2018-2020)
        • Director of At-Large Members Committee, Past Chair (2016-2018)
        • Past Secretary (2015-2016) 
        • Past Treasurer (2013-2015)
      • Executive Council
      • Strategic Planning Committee
      • Steering Committee 
      • Problems Study Committee: Past Chair
      • Land Trust Committee: Past Chair
    • Board of Legal Specialization & Education: Real Estate Certifications Grade Review Panel (2012)
  • American Bar Association 
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Athena Society (Women's Leadership Group): Young Women of Promise Committee, Past Co-Chair

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"She's easy to work with and knowledgeable. She is a good, pragmatic lawyer." Client quote, Chambers USA 2021

Board Certified by the Florida Bar

Board Certified in Real Estate Law 

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