North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Selects Kaitlin Powers for Icons and Phenoms Honor


Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that Financial Services Member Kaitlin D. Powers has been selected as a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly “Icons and Phenoms of Law” winner. Honorees will be recognized at an awards event on July 20.

The “Icons and Phenoms of Law” awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of the region’s most accomplished and promising legal professionals. More than 30 winners were selected for the 2023 awards.

“Congratulations to Kaitlin, who is extremely deserving of this award,” said MVA Co-head of Financial Services C. Wayne McKinzie. “Kaitlin consistently earns high praise from clients for her judgment, market knowledge, practical problem-solving skills, and responsiveness. We are proud to have her on our team and know she will continue to excel in pursuing client and MVA interests.”

In her practice, Powers represents financial institutions (including commercial banks and Farm Credit System banks and associations), insurance companies and other institutional investors in various senior and mezzanine financing transactions and investments. She also advises clients on structuring and documenting secured and unsecured credit facilities and single-lender and syndicated lending transactions across a wide array of industries. 

In addition to her demanding practice, Powers spends considerable time helping under-resourced entrepreneurs execute on their business dreams through her work to launch and now oversee the newly incorporated nonprofit Charlotte Legal Initiative to Mobilize Businesses (CLIMB). Since CLIMB was launched in 2021, Powers and her colleagues have provided more than 60 clients across the region with pro bono transactional legal services. Furthermore, Powers serves as board chair of The Arts Empowerment Project, participates in two school reading programs, and volunteers as a Wayfinders mentor.



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