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Overview

As a real estate attorney, Kara assists clients on development of utility-scale renewable energy projects.

Kara works primarily with investors and developers of large-scale renewable energy projects in the wind and solar sector. She regularly represents clients in the real estate aspects of negotiating large-scale purchase and sale transactions, leases and easements, title and survey diligence, and financings. Kara also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters and has represented clients in a variety of retail, office, mixed-use, multi-family and raw land transactions.

Prior to beginning her private practice, Kara served as in-house counsel for a leading Texas real estate trade association. She also worked within the industry as counsel for the U.S. headquarters of a multinational infrastructure firm focusing on public-private partnerships (PPP) with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Clients value her experience and unique viewpoint as she navigates their large-scale deals from idea to actuality.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
    • Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor-in-Chief
    • Pro Bono Certificate
  • Ph.D., University of Florida
    • Mass Communications
  • M.A., University of Florida
    • Mass Communications
  • B.A., University of Central Florida
    • Communications

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Austin Bar Association, Real Estate Section, 2014-present; board member, 2016-present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2015-present; board member, 2016
  • CREW Austin, 2018-2019
  • Real Estate Council of Austin, 2016-present
  • State Bar of Texas, 2014-present
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 2016-present; board member, 2016-2018
  • Urban Land Institute, 2018-present
Outside the Office

Kara and her husband, Bill, stay busy with two very young daughters. Kara enjoys tablescaping, photography and decorating for the holidays. The couple enjoys watching college sports and traveling to places such as Saint Lucia, Hawaii, Mexico, Seaside and Vail.

Community Leadership

Kara has devoted her time and talents to the Junior League of Austin.

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