Business law is Kate Cerrone’s avocation. Her father practiced business law from the family home. He became involved in politics and eventually became a judge. Her brother, uncle, and cousins also practice business law. They were dedicated to solving problems for people and their businesses. Her dad knew how to build relationships and businesses. She saw how they worked to help others, and it inspired her. She learns something new from each case. It is always interesting to her. There is always a new story, she says.
Kate Cerrone is adept at arbitration, mediation, and litigation to resolve disputes. She helps owners, partners, and managers of companies resolve problems. She has 20 years of experience assisting business people in their operation, from start-up through closure, and every stage in between.
Her strengths include business planning, entity formation, operations, succession planning, and commercial closings. Kate Cerrone has authored numerous articles and successfully argued landmark legal decisions on a range of business topics.
Giving back to the community is important to Kate. Since 2019, Kate has served as Fundraising Chairperson for the Pomfret Public Library Building For Community Capital Campaign as well as Board Member for NOW (Northeast Opportunities for Wellness). In addition, she currently serves as Chairman of the Pomfret Board of Education, having previously served as Vice-Chairman from 2010-2017, and as a Member since 2005.
Kate Cerrone is a former Trustee and Executive Committee Member at the Woodstock Academy. Also, she formerly was the Community Fundraising Co-Chairman of the Hale YMCA. Kate was a Committee Member of the Day Kimball Hospital Estate Planning Committee. She was a Board Member of the Policy Council of the Thames Valley Council for the Community Action Head Start Program.
Born and raised in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Kate has lived in Pomfret for the past 19 years. She enjoys horseback riding, playing the piano, singing, reading, and unwinding at spin classes.
She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Pace University in 2000 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Windham County Bar Association.