Cathy G. Borten

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Cathy G. Borten

Cathy Borten is an associate in the firm's Real Estate practice group, where she focuses her practice in commercial real estate transactions and leasing, real estate litigation, and commercial financings and settlements. During the course of her twenty-year career, Ms. Borten has negotiated and drafted leases and amendments for a variety of properties, including shopping centers, government facilities, airports, hotels, hospitals, and retail establishments. She has also handled land use and zoning matters, appearing before county and city government bodies and pursuing zoning and text amendments in cities and counties and has represented clients in contested proceedings in both trial courts and appellate matters. 

Prior to joining Miller, Miller & Canby, she was a partner in the Law Office of M. Gregg Diamond, P.C., of Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to this, she worked for the City of Gaithersburg, serving as the first in-house counsel for the city. There, she advised the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission and drafted legislation to address a variety of city matters. She represented the City's Planning & Code Enforcement Department in code violation proceedings, drafted and reviewed city contracts, and represented and advised city departments. She began her career working as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul H. Weinstein in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, after which she worked as an associate for a law firm in Montgomery County, handling matters for a diverse client base that included developers, wireless telecommunications firms and municipalities. 

Ms. Borten has achieved a "Preeminent" rating for highest level of professional excellence from Martindale Hubbell. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She earned her Juris Doctorate, graduating cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law and received her B.A. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Financings & Settlement Services
    Real Estate Litigation
    Real Estate Transactions & Leasing
bar admissions
  • Maryland

    District of Columbia

    U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

    U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

    United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County

    Maryland State Bar Association

    Bar Association of the District of Columbia

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1985

Honors and Awards
  • AV "Preeminent" Rating from Martindale Hubbell
Cathy's expertise and industry knowledge is second to none. She has guided myself and many colleagues through the never-ending changes in telecom as it relates to county zoning code and has authored creative and common sense text initiatives allowing the industry and the government authorities to agree quickly on common ground. I have also had the opportunity to work with her as she represented our firm in client lease negotiations. Her ability to understand the client needs and processes, as well as her talent in negotiating has made her a true asset in our industry.

Michael Lautar, II

Principal - Acquisitions

Bridge Gap Consulting, LLC