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Mara helps clients navigate renewable energy projects from idea to commercial operation.

Developers, investors and lenders rely on Mara’s guidance in acquisition and funding of wind and solar projects nationwide. As part of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources team, Mara negotiates transactions and financing while advising clients on related real estate issues. She also assists with state and federal permitting requirements, along with land use issues.

Mara also assists real estate sellers, purchasers, developers, tenants and landlords on projects large and small. Mara has experience in the development, acquisition, disposition, financing, operation and leasing of office, retail and multifamily projects.

While customizing legal strategies and solutions to each client’s unique business goals, Mara brings to every project goal-focused communication. Responsive, accessible and a former educator, Mara is appreciated by clients and legal teams for breaking down complex legal ideas into clear language in order to keep deals moving.




  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • summa cum laude
      • UMKC Law Review, Literary Editor
  • B.A., Syracuse University
    • Classics


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas


The Hon. Thomas Malone, Kansas Court of Appeals

Featured Experience

Husch Blackwell helps move KCI modernization project forward

In a complex deal that involves agreements among the city, the developer and multiple airlines, the team at Husch Blackwell successfully negotiated terms that are moving Kansas City International Airport’s $1 billion terminal expansion project forward. Involved in the project since the selection of the developer, Mara has been integral in client communication; presentations to the community, elected officials and general public; and agreement drafting.

Case Studies
Harris Park Midtown Sports & Activity Center

Chris Harris had a vision for a development project—a sports-themed park anchored by a golf course in the middle of Kansas City’s urban core—that could be transformative in spurring economic development and bolstering community pride. But, to get to the first tee, there was a lot of planning, fundraising and coordination among private and public sectors. Husch Blackwell helped Chris troubleshoot problem areas and keep the project on track.

Hunt Development Group

When Travis County, Texas, announced plans to replace the Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse, which opened in 1931, via an alternative project delivery process, Hunt Development took the lead in putting together a consortium to bid on the project to develop a 430,000-square-foot civil and family courthouse facility. It called on Husch Blackwell’s P3 team to assist in winning the work.

Outside the Office

Mara enjoys adventures and road trips with her golden retriever, Henry. Her lengthier travels include visiting family and friends in her native Boston.

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