Catherine Zoller Mackey is a fourth generation Bradenton native. She was a “Hall of Fame” graduate from Manatee High School in 1979, and graduated with a major in Communications and minor in Humanities from Florida State University in 1983. She received her law degree from the University of Miami.
After graduating from law school, Cathie began her career in Tampa with the Law Office of Dale Swope. After marrying Peter Mackey in 1988, they moved to Bradenton where she initially worked for a local firm and then opened her own law firm. In 1991, she convinced her husband Peter to join her. Mackey Law Group is now 27 years old and one of the areas most dynamic law firms.
Cathie is the firm’s managing partner and practices in the area of real estate and transactional law. However, she has a litigation background; having tried commercial cases before both judges and juries. She has also procured signifacant settlements in personal injury cases. Cathie was also instrumental in litigating and ultimately facilitating Manatee County’s procurement of Emerson Point, a waterfront park enjoyed by our community. And, she has briefed and successfully argued cases before Florida’s appellate courts.
As to real estate, Cathie is versed in real estate contracts and closings, from the simple to the complex. She represents individuals and financial institutions in loan workouts and other transactions. Catherine knows how to close all types of purchase/sale transactions, and her commercial litigation experience provides her with a unique insight as to what should and should not be included in contracts and loan documents.
Personally, Cathie is the mother of a Vanderbilt graduate and triplets attending college at UCF, FSU, and Maple Woods, in Kansas City, Missouri. In her free time, Cathie likes to be on the water boating (she is a skilled operator/navigator of the family’s large fishing boat), riding her Harley, or keeping physically fit. Cathie works out with free weights five mornings a week and, as recently as this past Thanksgiving, she ran a five mile road race.
Cathie has been a Florida licensed attorney since 1987. She is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section as well as the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section and admitted to practice in the Florida State and U.S. Federal Court systems. It is safe to say Cathie is the most knowledgeable woman practitioner in town.