MID-SOUTH COMMERCIAL LAW INSTITUTE FACULTY
KATHERINE SIMPSON ALLEN
KATHERINE SIMPSON ALLEN (J.D., 1985, Vanderbilt), a senior member of the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, has focused her practice on commercial finance, creditors' rights, secured transactions, commercial agreements, and other Uniform Commercial Code matters. Kathi is a Fellow and past Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She is Co-Chair of the ABA Business Law Section's Model Intellectual Property Security Agreement Joint Task Force, which has recently completed a model agreement and report to be published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Business Lawyer. Kathi has also participated in activities related to UCC legislation in Tennessee, including the enactment and amendment of Revised Article 9, as well as UCC Articles 1, 2A, 7 and 8, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and UCC- related legislation affecting the Tennessee recording tax, motor vehicle liens and public financing. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995, and has been selected multiple times for inclusion in the Nashville Business Journal's Best of the Bar and the Mid-South Super Lawyers. Kathi is a past President of the MidSouth Commercial Law Institute and has been participating in its commercial law presentations for many years.