Catherine M. LaGrange

Associate She / Her / Hers
Minneapolis

Catherine LaGrange assists financial institutions and bank holding companies with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, regulatory matters, and capital-raising transactions. She also represents senior and mezzanine lenders and private equity groups in leveraged finance transactions. Prior to entering law school, Katie worked in sales in New Jersey.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Lender Transactions

  • Represented a regional bank as administrative agent in a $66,000,000 syndicated secured credit facility to finance the roll up of multi-state veterinary practices.
  • Represented an investment company in providing a $10,000,000 mezzanine debt and a $1,575,000 co-investment in the acquisition of a gourmet butter business.
  • Represented a steel service company in a $35,000,000 credit facility including a term loan, asset-based revolver and mezzanine debt secured by personal property and real estate.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Katie maintains an active pro bono practice. Since 2017, Katie has helped more than 150 individuals prepare tax returns, through her work with Prepare + Prosper, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low- to moderate-income people build financial health and providing free access to quality tax preparation and financial services. Katie also serves as a volunteer mediator for the Ramsey County Harassment Court. Her efforts help an already beleaguered court system conserve precious resources, while teaching community members to resolve future issues of conflict without the violence, threats, or escalating behaviors that often lead to these disputes in the first place.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Professional Activities

Member of Ballard’s Pro Bono Committee

Member of Summer Associate Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota Bar Association, 2020

Named to Minnesota Lawyer's 2019 "Up and Coming Attorneys" list

Credentials 

Education

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016)
National Moot Court Team

Seton Hall University (B.S., cum laude, 2008)

Admissions

Minnesota