Frances Kabat joined RCG in the fall of 2016 as a Real Estate Development Associate. Frances helps to compile successful funding applications and develop future housing ventures. Her duties include assisting with site acquisition and predevelopment activities, working with project team members to obtain local approvals and manage project logistics, and coordinating closings.
Frances was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2011. Prior to joining RCG, she worked for over three years as an associate attorney at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. She represented lenders and servicers throughout New York State in foreclosure proceedings and loss mitigation activities.
Frances attended the University at Buffalo Law School and concentrated her studies in environmental, land use, and energy law. In law school, Frances worked as a legal aide with the New York State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau where she helped enforce state environmental laws, including SEQR. Frances also interned with the Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company, the housing development arm of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH). As an intern with BNSC, Frances assisted with real estate transactions, PILOT application development, and the creation of a Housing Development Fund Corporation.
Frances attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and double-majored in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Frances also received a certificate in Sustainable Business.
Frances currently serves on the Boards of the Flower City Arts Center and the Monroe County Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Section.