Catherine R. Phillip's practice involves all elements of real estate and business transactions 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 and business transactions in retail, health care, industrial, hotel, office, municipal, regulated utilities, and multi-family areas. She also represents and assists closely held businesses.

Cathy speaks and has written on a variety of real estate topics at national meetings.

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

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® (2010-2024)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • 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