Catherine R. Phillip's practice involves all elements of real estate including financing, acquisition, exchange transactions, construction and architectural agreements, leasing, development, municipal work, and zoning. She represents local and national developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants. From having such diverse clients, Cathy understands the many facets of commercial real estate transactions in retail, health care, industrial, hotel, office, and multi-family areas. She also represents and assists closely held businesses.

Cathy speaks on a variety of real estate topics at national meetings. Additionally, Cathy is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2018.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1987)
    • Honors scholar
    • Order of the Coif
    • Washington University Law Quarterly, associate editor
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Sociology
  • DePaul Hospital School of Nursing (R.N.)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Vice Chairperson, Attorneys' Market - United Way Core Cabinet for the Women's Leadership Group
  • College of Arts and Science Leadership Council, University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Past Director, Catholic Charities for Children and Youth