Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody is proud to announce that Guillermo Alarcón, Kate Davy, and Marianne Nitsch have been elected shareholders of the firm. Graves Dougherty Managing Shareholder, Matt Powers, remarked, “Each of these lawyers has repeatedly demonstrated skills and abilities that have earned our respect and admiration: professional excellence, creativity and judgment, and an unwavering devotion to serving our clients and our community. We are thrilled to have Guillermo, Kate, and Marianne join the ranks of our shareholders, and we look forward to seeing each play a key role in shaping the future of our law practice.”
Guillermo represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation matters at both the trial court and on appeal. His cases have included disputes involving oil and gas, real estate, construction, administrative appeals, personal injury, drafting amicus briefs, and general commercial disputes. Guillermo also maintains an active pro bono docket. Before joining the firm, Guillermo clerked for a federal district court judge in the Southern District of Texas.
Kate focuses her practice on transactional matters relating to commercial and residential real estate, business, and the representation of land and mineral owners in oil and gas transactions. Her real estate practice includes acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development and financing. She has represented clients in a variety of retail, multi-family, and office transactions and lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate loan transactions. Kate is a native Austinite.
Marianne’s practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal courts, with a particular emphasis on constitutional, real property, and fiduciary issues. Prior to law school, Marianne worked as a high school English teacher with Teach For America, and this background has shaped the way she practices law. She excels at breaking down complex ideas and communicating those issues to courts and clients with clarity.