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Katherin Valdez-Lazo is an associate in Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP’s Business and Transactional Law practice.

She represents clients in a variety of business transactions, including sales, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, transfers, transactional real estate matters, contract drafting, due diligence reviews, and other matters.

Ms. Valdez-Lazo’s wide-ranging experience prior to joining VMM includes externships for a Manhattan-based law firm, where her work focused on bankruptcy, corporate, and real estate matters, and for the legal department of a multinational cosmetics company, where she was involved in real estate, corporate securities, compliance, termination, and settlements matters, with a focus on North and Latin America.

Before that, she interned at a boutique law firm based on Long Island, where she assisted attorneys with commercial real estate financial transactions, particularly those involving commercial mortgage-backed securities; at a Manhattan law firm, where she focused on civil rights, family law, social security, and appellate matters; and worked as a paralegal at a Queens law firm, where she was involved in commercial and residential real estate and estate planning matters.

Languages: English, Spanish.



  • New York, 2024


  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2023

Alumni Scholarship; Women’s Law Society; Latin American Law School Association; Research and Symposium Director, Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

  • B.S., Legal Studies/minor in Business Law, St. John’s University, 2019

Dean’s List; Legal Honor Society


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association


  • The Safe Center LI

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