Kathleen Panak – Director, Transaction Management

Kathleen Panak – Director, Transaction Management

Kathleen Panak is a strategic, creative and detail-oriented professional who brings over 20 years of experience in real estate, construction and risk management to PACE Equity, including almost nine years as a practicing attorney in her own law firm. She has a passion for continuous improvement, best practices and work flow efficiency.

Kathleen is the Director, Transaction Management at PACE Equity, where she manages the closing process for PACE Equity’s projects. This includes communication with all key project stakeholders to maintain progress and accountability, legal documentation, and managing closing deliverables to close transactions. She works in the PACE Equity corporate office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Prior to joining PACE Equity, Kathleen was a Project Coordinator at Stevens Construction Corporation, where she prepared documentation for large commercial projects in the $15 - $30 million range. She has also been a Liability Coordinator in the Risk and Compliance department at Kohl’s Corporation, as well as a Team Lead, Document Review and Litigation Support Analyst at JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association.

Kathleen started her career as a partner in her own law firm, Panak & Hunt Law Offices, LLP, where she counseled buyers and sellers in residential real estate matters and served as a closing agent in over 5,000 closings for the former M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank (now BMO Harris Bank).

Kathleen holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Phone: 414.446.3699

Email: kpanak@pace-equity.com 



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