Kait immerses herself in her clients’ businesses and partners with them to offer thoughtful, practical and creative solutions to address their business objectives. As a result, Kait’s clients leverage her as an extension of their companies and look to her as a trusted advisor on key strategic and operational decisions and transactions.

Kait has a broad corporate practice, counseling both domestic and international companies on complex business matters, with an emphasis on strategic transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, growth and venture capital investments, and strategic business planning and general corporate counseling.

Kait advises clients across a wide range of industries, but concentrates her practice on the fashion, luxury and retail industries. In this respect, she is able to guide her clients through a variety of issues, including the intersection of corporate and intellectual property matters that are core to the brand identity of companies in the fashion, luxury or retail spaces.

Kait also has extensive experience representing luxury brands negotiating endorsement deals, licensing arrangements, collaborations and sponsorships with celebrities, athletes and other brands.

Kait is a member of BFKN’s Recruiting Committee.



  • State of Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Psychology, with highest distinction, 2012





  • One to Watch, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)
    • Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Associate to Watch, Chambers USA (2021-2022)
    • Corporate/M&A
  • Merit Scholar Recipient, University of Michigan Law School
  • James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan
  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers (2024)
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"She is an extremely clear communicator, patient and informative. When topics are unfamiliar to me or my team, I value her counsel and insights greatly."

Chambers USA
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