Katarina B. Polozie


Katarina B. Polozie



Direct: 585-987-2910
Fax: 585-362-4607

At a Glance

Kate Polozie is a Partner in the firm’s Business and Finance Department. Her practice is focused in the areas of: emerging growth companies, commercial transactions and business counseling; mergers and acquisitions; and venture capital transactions.

Kate counsels a diverse range of successful and growing businesses from local start-up ventures, to multinational corporations, across a spectrum of industries including construction, transportation, manufacturing, services, distribution, marketing & advertising, human resources, consulting and software.

Kate represents these clients on a wide range of complex commercial agreements including: SAAS agreements, sales representative agreements, distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, and other service agreements.

Kate also represents clients interested in strategic transactions, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. She counsels both angel and venture capital investors seeking to invest in companies, and the companies seeking such investment.

Prior to joining Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Kate was a partner at Potomac Law Group PLLC in Washington, DC and a Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery in Washington, DC.


Note & Comment Editor, Northwestern University Law Review, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D.
  • Wellesley College, B.A., cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Key Representative Matters

  • Represented a start-up insulation company in raising an aggregate of $6.2 million pursuant to issuer-led private placement offerings
  • Represented an insurance agency business in a $30 million stock sale to a private company buyer.
  • Represented a transportation company in a $40 million stock sale to a U.S. subsidiary of a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Represented a distributor in a $21 million cross border sale of assets and stock to a U.S. private company buyer
  • Represented a venture capital fund in a $1,000,000 Series A round investment in a robotics company.
  • Represented a distributor in a $7.3 million sale of stock to both management and a private company buyer.
  • Represented a manufacturer of cellulose insulation in acquiring $5 million in private funding to expand its manufacturing capacity and expand its sales efforts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys

Community Involvement

Kate serves on the board of directors of the Small Business Counsel of Rochester, NY

Practice Areas: Business Counseling • Corporate Governance • Private Equity & Venture Capital • Emerging Companies • Business Succession Planning • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures • Franchising, Distribution & Dealerships • Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology