Chaffe McCall Attorney Kathleen S. Plemer

Kathleen S. Plemer

Senior Partner

Kathleen Plemer appreciates collaborating with clients on issues relating to real estate services, particularly in commercial and residential development, financing, and management. Prior to joining Chaffe McCall, Kathleen worked for Prudential Insurance Company of America in its real estate investment section covering five southern states. During her tenure with Prudential, she gained broad experience in:

  • Partnership law
  • Real estate development (commercial, industrial and residential)
  • Acquisitions of commercial and agricultural projects
  • Secured lending practices
  • Construction projects

Since joining Chaffe McCall, she has had extensive experience in negotiating commercial leases and has presented seminars on that topic, and joint venture formations. Kathleen prepared the Louisiana documentation for the merger, dissolution, and sale of assets of three Fortune 500 corporations. Kathleen has continued to practice in the area of law relating to investment and real estate related projects. She has represented two major companies in their acquisition of commercial real estate and in the course thereof has directed her attention to compliance with environmental legislation in connection with the purchase of the properties. Kathleen has participated in workout and settlement negotiations in connection with participation a 1973 graduate of Tulane University Law School.

Kathleen has been active in the negotiation and preparation of contracts for the construction, purchase, and sale of ships and maritime equipment, including the financing thereof involving both domestic and international companies and in the financing activities for oil service related companies.  She has been an active member of WISTA, USA and WISTA International for 14 years, serving on the WISTA USA Board for 8 years and on the WISTA International Board as Treasurer for two years.


  • Recognized as one of the first 100 Women Lawyers in the New Orleans Legal Community by the New Orleans Bar Association
  • Named as a Top Lawyer in Equipment Finance Law, by New Orleans Magazine, 2023