Cathy Gillman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for North Central Group. She is responsible for providing legal counseling and business advice and overseeing legal matters for all companies within North Central Group. Her scope of duties includes real estate transactions, finance and equity arrangements, asset management, risk management, hotel development, hotel management, and general business and corporate matters for operating hotels.
After earning a BS degree in Accounting (with highest honors) from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Cathy worked in the tax department of KPMG LLP in Minnesota. She received a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a JD (summa cum laude and Order of the Coif) from the University of Minnesota Law School. She clerked for Judge John T. Noonan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before joining the Business Law Department of Foley & Lardner LLP in 1997. While employed at Foley & Lardner LLP, Cathy also taught Business Law I at Madison Area Technical College. She joined North Central Group in 2006.
Cathy is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin and Minnesota, holds an inactive CPA license in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Association of Corporation Counsel. She has been a presenter at several State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE seminars on commercial real estate financing. In her spare time, Cathy serves on the Board of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools.