Kathie Opel joined the firm in 2015, after working for several years at a large firm in St. Louis. She focuses her practice on estate planning, business entity formation and governance, real estate law and contract drafting, negotiation and review. Kathie works with a variety of closely-held and family-owned businesses. She also regularly assists nonprofit organizations in obtaining and maintaining 501(c)(3) status.
Through her continued community involvement and years of work in the advertising industry prior to her legal career, Kathie focuses on placing the values of her clients first. In providing excellent service to the individuals and businesses with whom she works, Kathie develops close relationships with her clients, many of whom are her neighbors and businesspeople in and around the Edwardsville community. She acts as a great resource for these clients and takes their goals on as her own, as she works to assist in the legal matters they face.
Outside the office, Kathie loves spending time with her daughters and husband, whether it’s going out to eat or entertaining at home, as long as she doesn’t have to cook. Kathie and her husband, Chad Opel, also run Edwardsville Neighbors, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local families suffering from a medical or emergency crisis, which hosts the annual Taste of Edwardsville and Edwardsville Turkey Trot fundraising events.