Katja H.  Hill

Katja H. Hill

T: 804.783.7543
F: 804.799.7862

Ms. Hill has extensive experience representing clients in a diverse array of real estate transactions including the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of multi-family apartment complexes, office parks, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, mixed use properties and condominiums. In addition, she has developed substantial expertise in the acquisition, disposition and financing of manufactured home communities nationwide. Ms. Hill also represents a variety of companies in connection with their corporate real estate needs.

Ms. Hill serves as counsel to a number of commercial landlords and tenants in connection with a wide range of commercial leasing transactions.  She serves as bond counsel in connection with governmental bond issues for infrastructure projects, public schools and local government buildings, and in tax exempt financings for nonprofit organizations. She has significant experience representing infrastructure companies including electric, natural gas and telecommunications interests in the acquisition of real property and easement rights. 


  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law, 2015 - 2019
  • Named to Virginia Business magazine’s "Legal Elite" for Real Estate and Land Use
  • Leadership Metro Richmond, Class of 2012
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Real Estate, 2007 - 2012
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law, Class of 2009
  • American Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer, Virginia Bar Association Nominee, 2007
  • Virginia Bar Association Sandra P. Thompson Award, 2007


  • Board Member: Junior Board, Children's Hospital of Richmond
  • Board Member: FeedMore (Central Virginia Food Bank)- Philanthropy Committee
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Section Council; Immediate Past Chair, 2015 - present
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Section Council; Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Section Council; Vice Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Section Council; Secretary/Treasurer, 2009 - 2010
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; Executive Committee, 2003 - 2008
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association, Legal Food Frenzy; Statewide Co-Chair, 2007 - 2009
  • Member: Virginia State Bar, Real Estate Section 
  • Best Lawyers Designation


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Whiteford Adds Eminent Corporate and Real Estate Practices in Richmond

Whiteford Taylor & Preston today announced continued expansion in Richmond with the addition of a highly regarded group of corporate and real estate attorneys, including partners Katja H. Hill and John C. Selbach, and associates Jonathan Jones and Nicole K. Scott.