Kathleen M. Muthig

Shareholder  |  Columbia

Meet Kathleen

Kathleen Muthig’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, including development, financing, commercial leases and related real estate transactions. Kathleen enjoys providing clients with practical and effective solutions to legal obstacles. She is a licensed title insurance agent and writes title insurance for a number of national title insurance companies. 
Kathleen also has experience representing creditors in state court and bankruptcy court litigation, including lenders, financial institutions, banks, credit unions and landlords. As an auxiliary practice area, Kathleen represents businesses seeking to obtain alcohol beverage licensing permits or licenses from the South Carolina Department of Revenue and in contested cases before the Administrative Law Court.

Having worked as in-house counsel to a corporation, Kathleen understands the importance of efficient and prompt communication with outside counsel. She prides herself on building lasting client relationships with those principles in mind.


  • •  Represented land owner with the sale of 55,000 acres of properties located in South Carolina
  • •  Represented global manufacturing company in lease negotiations for sites spanning the United States and abroad
  • •  Represented lenders and served as borrowers' local counsel on deals in South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2011
  • Furman University, B.A., 2008
  • South Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2014
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Administrative/Regulatory Law (2021-2024), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2024) and Litigation - Banking and Finance (2021-2024)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" Real Estate (2023-2024)
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands" Banking & Finance Law (2018-2020), Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Law (2018-2022), Bankruptcy and Debtors' Rights Law (2022-2023), Commercial Real Estate Law (2022-2023) and Residential Real Estate Law (2018)
  • Columbia Business Monthly 2019 "Legal Elite of the Midlands Top Attorney Vote" Banking & Finance Law 
  • Columbia Business Monthly 2018 "Best & Brightest 35 and Under"
  • Junior League of Columbia “Provisional of the Year” (2012-2013)
  • South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business, Managing Editor (2010-2011)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2023-present)
  • Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative, Midlands Class, Spring 2024
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2020
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Associate Member
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Richland County Bar Association, Advisory Committee (2019-2020)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina, Local Rules Committee Chair (2017-2019), Chapter 13 Interest Rate Committee (2015-2017)
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Junior League of Columbia, Board of Directors (2018-2019)
  • Prisma Health Cancer Center, Board of Directors (2015-2020)
  • Deacon, Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Presentations and Publications
  • “Easements and Boundary Line Disputes,” South Carolina Bar 2021 Masters-In-Equity Bench Bar, October 8, 2021
  • "Federal Civil Practice" (Panelist), South Carolina Federal Bar Association Introduction to Federal Practice Virtual Seminar, July 30, 2021
  • “State Court Collection Remedies” (Panelist), South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Seminar, September 11, 2020
  • "Fourth Circuit Limits Modifications to Chapter 13 Plans," HSB Blog, September 1, 2020
  • 10 Changes in Consumer Bankruptcy since COVID-19 and the CARES Act,” HSB Blog, April 28, 2020
  • “Alcohol Beverage Licensing,” South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, Columbia, SC, November 7, 2019
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water: Mortgage Modifications & Loss Mitigation in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases” (Panelist), South Carolina Bar CLE, Columbia, SC, November 2015
  • “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Its Impact on Creditors,” South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Seminar, Savannah, GA, May 9, 2015
  • “Shaping Your Legal Career: The Next Step” (Panelist), University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, January 27, 2015
  • “Expedited Foreclosure for Abandoned Properties” (Panelist), South Carolina Bankers Association Webinar, July 24, 2014
  • Giving State Tax Incentives to Corporations: How Much is Too Much?South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 6