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M. Katherine VanderVeen

Ms. VanderVeen is a member in Dickinson Wright’s Banking and Finance Group. Based in Detroit, Ms. VanderVeen assists clients (agents, lenders, borrowers, and guarantors) with all aspects of commercial finance transactions, including initial structuring and documentation, modifications and amendments, and restructurings and refinancings. Ms. VanderVeen has experience in multi-lender/multi-party loans, cash-flow-based and asset-based loans, real estate financing, acquisition financing, and cross-border financing. Ms. VanderVeen also assists corporate clients in a variety of business matters. 

Education & Credentials


Michigan State University

B.A., Social Relations and Policy, 2010
  • Academic Scholars Program

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 2014
  • cum laude
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Student Board of Governors

Bar Admission

  • Colorado
  • Michigan


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • "Ones to Watch," Banking and Finance Law, 2021-2022

Representative Clients

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • RBS Citizens, N.A.

Prominent Assignments

Counsel to lenders in a range of loan transactions

Counsel to buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries

Experienced in negotiating, drafting, and evaluating contracts

Experienced in working with foreign counsel to complete cross-border transactions

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
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