Katlyn K. Nelms

Associate

Clients rely on Katlyn Nelms to deliver creative, practical, and effective solutions to an array of legal issues ranging from business concerns to litigation disputes.

Katlyn represents clients in a range of civil litigation and business matters, with a primary focus on food and agriculture. Katlyn has experience assisting clients with filing complaints due to crop damage, handling contract disputes, and interactions with government agencies. Food companies rely on Katlyn when navigating compliance with the complex regulatory environment in California. Katlyn also has experience drafting numerous corporate documents, including nondisclosure agreements, stock purchase agreements, and corporate bylaws.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • UC Davis Business Law Society, Co-Founder
  • UC Davis Wine Law Society, President, 2018-2019
  • UC Davis Environmental Law Society, 2017-2020
  • UC Davis Tax Law Society, 2018-2020
  • UC Davis Law School Academic Success Program, Tutor, 2018-2019
  • UC Davis Business Law Journal, Executive Editor, 2018-2020

Honors & Rankings

  • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Wine Law, Constitutional Law II, Federal Income Taxation, Marital Property, California’s Housing Framework
  • Counsels food companies on compliance with the complex regulatory environment in California, ranging from challenges with state and federal agencies to local ordinances.
  • Assisted growers in pesticide drift claims.
  • Assisted grape growers in recovering unpaid invoices from wineries, ranging from the use of demand letters to filing a breach of contract action.
  • Assisted clients in compliance with pesticide regulations, including appeals to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
  • Assisted a food company in an appeal to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Drafted corporate documents including company waivers, member agreements, partnership agreements, and corporate bylaws.
  • Assisted in the legal deed review process for a large corporate transaction.
  • Assisted clients in demanding compliance with severance agreements and contract terms.

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Katlyn was raised working on her family’s blueberry farm, where she developed a passion for food and agriculture. During her time in San Luis Obispo, she became intrigued by the legal issues surrounding food and agriculture, including wine law. Katlyn subsequently became involved in the Wine Law and Business Law  program at UC Davis School of Law where she served on the board. Katlyn enjoys any time spent outdoors, with her dog, and with her family.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • UC Davis Business Law Society, Co-Founder
  • UC Davis Wine Law Society, President, 2018-2019
  • UC Davis Environmental Law Society, 2017-2020
  • UC Davis Tax Law Society, 2018-2020
  • UC Davis Law School Academic Success Program, Tutor, 2018-2019
  • UC Davis Business Law Journal, Executive Editor, 2018-2020

Honors & Rankings

  • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Wine Law, Constitutional Law II, Federal Income Taxation, Marital Property, California’s Housing Framework