Katherine Smigelski is a member of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing financial institutions in connection with commercial loan originations.
Before joining Bodman she practiced with another Southeast Michigan-based law firm where she gained experience in corporate transactions, municipal law, and constitutional law matters. She also worked as a corporate counsel extern with an engineering and manufacturing company where she analyzed and recommended changes to variety of commercial contracts and leases, including contracts governed by foreign law.
As a law student, Katherine served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Gershwin Drain of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was awarded the Full Merit Scholarship and won the Silver Key Award for academic excellence for the Fall 2020 through Spring 2022 terms. She was Assistant Editor and Production Editor of the Wayne Law Review, chaired the Jaffe Transactional Law Competition, served on the Student Board of Governors, and was President of the Federalist Society—Wayne State Student Chapter.
She is the author of “Zooming into the Future: Virtual International Arbitration in the Post-COVID World,” 67 Wayne L. Rev. 429 (2021).
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- Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
- Grand Valley State University, B.S., with honors