Martha L. Kidd

Martha L. Kidd
  • Martha L. Kidd
    Paralegal

  • Phone: (540) 437-3102
  • Fax: (540) 437-3101
  • Email: mlk@lplaw.com

Overview

Martha Kidd has worked as a paralegal in Harrisonburg since 1985, focusing on a variety of commercial practice areas including commercial real estate development and financing, tax-exempt financings, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, general business, and intellectual property.  Martha has extensive experience working with clients on matters involving multiple parties and sizable real property holdings, including public companies and their related issues. The more complex the transaction the more Martha enjoys her work, particularly when using her conflict transformation degree to find resolution in seemingly intractable positions.  Martha took a two-year sabbatical serving in the US Peace Corps in Lesotho (Southern Africa) from 2001-2003. She is married to Don Kidd, Jr.; they live in and enjoy downtown Harrisonburg.

Experience

  • Managed real estate acquisition and financing transactions for individuals and companies, including drafting of closing documents, coordination of parties, and resolution of closing impediments throughout the entire closing process 
  • Coordinated multi-state real and personal property searches and environmental inspections and participated in the review of related documents in connection with multi-million dollar financings for both public and privately-owned companies
  • Established systems for maintenance of corporate and limited liability company status with the State Corporation Commission, registered trademarks with the Patent and Trademark Office, and corporate real estate holdings throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.  
  • Served as due diligence coordinator for a number of asset and stock purchase sales and acquisitions.
  • Assisted bond counsel in connection with the drafting of documents, coordination of internal and external transaction logistics, and supervision of closing arrangements for tax-exempt financings on behalf of charitable organizations, governmental and quasi-governmental entities, and other eligible corporations 

Certifications

  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • Certified Paralegal Certification, 1994 – present 
Professional Involvement
  • Shenandoah Valley Paralegal Association, various offices (1990 – 2008, 2011 – present)
  • Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations
    • Local Association Representative (1998 – 2001)
    • Local Association Representative and Vice President (2004 – 2005)
Community Involvement
  • United States Peace Corps, Community Development Volunteer, Lesotho (2001 – 2003)
  • Friends of Lesotho
    • Board Member (2003 – 2009)
    • Vice President (2008 – 2009)
  • Ridgeway Mennonite Church
    • Church Council
    • Constitution/Bylaws Committee
    • Worship Commission
    • Pastor-Congregation Relations Committee
  • Graduate of the Harrisonburg Citizens Academy (2015)
  • Graduate of the Harrisonburg Citizens Police Academy (2016)
Practice Areas Education

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
M.A., Conflict Transformation, 2010

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
B.S., Political Science, Minors, Computer Science and Paralegal Studies, 1985