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Spencer Katona's practice focuses on lending and financing transactions, commercial real estate services, corporate and business transactions, land use and development, conservation easements, and mitigation banking. He represents institutional lenders in secured and unsecured commercial financing transactions, including FHA and Fannie Mae deals, and structuring, drafting, and negotiating loan documentation for real estate development projects, including hotels, medical office, retail, multi-family, and historic tax credit transactions. In addition, he provides counsel to public and private companies on matters pertaining to purchases and sales of real property, development, leasing and choice of entity issues. His leasing work focuses on preparing and negotiating commercial leases, including ground leases, build to suit, reverse build to suit, and sale leaseback transactions, as counsel for landlord and tenant, including national wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, franchisees, medical office, and suppliers.

Spencer was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. He received his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 2012. While at William and Mary, he served as Executive Articles Editor for the Business Law Review.

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia (J.D., English Literature, 2012)
    • Executive Articles Editor, William and Mary Business Law Review
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (B.B.A., Finance, cum laude, 2009)
    • Varsity track and field team

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • Aylett Country Day School, Member, Board of Directors, 2012 - Present