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Education

  • American University Washington College of Law
    (
    J.D., cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Michigan
    (
    B.S.E., 1998)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Colorado

Katherine A. Roek

Partner

4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-2442
F (612) 371-3207

Katie is a member of Lindquist & Vennum's Corporate and Transactional Services practice group.  She focuses her practice on environmental permitting, land use, compliance, enforcement and regulatory matters related to project development, mergers and acquisitions, and related business transactions.

Prior to joining Lindquist & Vennum, Katie was an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP where she gained extensive experience in the development, acquisition and sale of renewable energy and other projects, with particular focus on environmental permitting and siting, regulatory matters, real property agreements, project development agreements, and related issues.  Her experience also includes internships at the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of the Solicitor and the U.S. EPA's Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel.  Before pursuing her J.D., Katie worked as an environmental engineer.

Representative work:

  • Represented industrial and agricultural clients before Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in Clean Water Act and solid waste enforcement actions
  • Seconded to a mining company for six months to assist with prefeasibility planning
  • Represented client before city planning commission opposing conditional use permit application
  • Represented industrial clients before U.S. EPA and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in Clean Air Act enforcement actions
  • Represented industrial client before MPCA and County agency in hazardous and solid waste enforcement action
  • Represented egg processing facilities in ongoing environmental compliance and enforcement matters pertaining to wastewater and stormwater permitting
  • Represented wind developers in negotiation of asset sale, membership interest purchase and engineering, procurement and construction agreements for wind energy projects in Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico and Kansas
  • Represented wind developers in preparation and negotiation of wind leases and easements

Professional Memberships
  • Chair, 2010-11; Vice Chair, 2009-10; Secretary, 2008-09; Council Delegate, 2007-08, 2012-14, Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Environmental Law Section, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Environment, Energy and Resources Section, American Bar Association
  • Co-Founder, Twin Cities Women of Wind Energy

Presentations and Publications

Community Involvement
  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor/Externship Program
  • Mentor, University of Minnesota Law School Environmental Law Capstone Program