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Kathleen Smalley Kathleen Smalley is a partner at Locke Lord LLP.

LOS ANGELES—Real estate lawyers are calling for uniformity in real estate finance law, which varies from state to state. Kathleen Smalley, a partner at Locke Lord LLP, wrote a recent UCLA economic letter to investigate the lack of uniformity in real estate finance law following the recent mortgage crisis and how the presidential election has reignited the conversation. While there isn’t currently a strong movement to create uniformity, Smalley opens the floor for discussion. We sat down with Smalley to discuss the letter and her perspective on the need for more uniformity in real estate finance law.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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