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Christine E. Nicholas, Moffatt Thomas President, Inducted into Prestigious Real Estate and Finance Organizations: ACREL and ACMA

Moffatt Thomas President, Christine E. Nicholas, has been inducted into both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA).

The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) is a premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers.  Admission is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process.  ACREL’s distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

The American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) is the leading organization of counsel in the United States, Canada and the Americas for distinguished practitioners in the field of mortgage law and real estate finance.  Formed in 1974, ACMA represents more than 400 lawyers in North America who are experts in the mortgage law industry. The state of Idaho has just two ACMA members, both of whom are partners in the Moffatt Thomas law firm.

nicholas_christine_2016Christine E. Nicholas is a Shareholder and President of the Board of Directors of the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas.  Christine is a seasoned business, real estate and finance attorney whose experience includes domestic and international transactions for large and small clients. As former in-house counsel and assistant secretary for J.R. Simplot Company, Christine understands that a client needs timely, cost-effective, and practical legal solutions to business problems.  Chambers USA described Christine as a “stand-out lawyer . . . praised for her blend of commerciality and pragmatism” and a lawyer who “impresses with her direct yet personable manner and business acumen.” She counsels clients in contract negotiation, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, finance transactions, and general business matters.  Christine has been recognized by leading legal associations and other groups including the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Excellence; Woman of the Year Leadership Award, Boise Chapter; National Association of Women Business Owners, 2009; and Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award, Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise, Idaho, 2000.

Moffatt Thomas, an Idaho law firm, has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954.  The firm serves clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas. With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state and local legal and civic organizations.

Leading Idaho Law. Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture, employment law and more by bringing together some of the top legal minds across Idaho. More information on this event is available online, www.moffatt.com/news/