Cara

Mittleman Kelly

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303 Colorado Street, Suite 2600
Austin, TX 78701-3924

Overview

Cara’s practice primarily focuses on complex business litigation, with particular emphasis in real estate, securities litigation, business tort and breach of contract disputes. Cara litigates in the federal and state courts throughout Texas and New York, and has represented commercial real estate developers, financial institutions and other clients in a variety of matters including contract disputes, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) litigation, commercial real estate disputes, and represented creditors in various adversary proceedings, among other matters.

With regard to commercial real estate disputes, Cara regularly represents landlords, investors, and developers in lease disputes, contract matters and related litigation.  She is well versed in advising commercial landlords on all aspects of leasing disputes with tenants, alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other matters. She also has extensive experience defending commercial real estate developers against breach of contract and fiduciary claims brought by investors.

A native New Yorker, Cara worked for a large national law firm in New York, where she received extensive experience representing financial institutions and real estate developers in both commercial and real estate-related litigation. Her experience further includes representing creditors and other parties-in-interest litigating adversary proceedings in various bankruptcy courts throughout the country.

In addition to her law practice, Cara supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by organizing and participating in Team in Training marathons and “Light The Night” Walk teams in New York and Austin, to fund therapies and treatment advances for blood cancer patients. She is also an active member of CREW Austin.

Cara’s clients appreciate her ability to help them resolve their business issues efficiently and creatively. While a litigator at heart, sometimes a thoughtful, pragmatic solution can be achieved without the need for costly litigation. Cara is a “long term” thinker, and she believes in applying strategic methods for resolving business disputes.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2015)
  • Memberships

    • CREW Austin
    • American Bar Association Women In the Profession Committee
    • Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Sections
    • Austin Jewish Business Network
    • Munsch Hardt's Women’s Initiative Group
    • National Association of Women Lawyers
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Travis County Women Lawyers' Association
    • Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas
    • New York Women's Bar Association

Overview

Cara’s practice primarily focuses on complex business litigation, with particular emphasis in real estate, securities litigation, business tort and breach of contract disputes. Cara litigates in the federal and state courts throughout Texas and New York, and has represented commercial real estate developers, financial institutions and other clients in a variety of matters including contract disputes, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) litigation, commercial real estate disputes, and represented creditors in various adversary proceedings, among other matters.

With regard to commercial real estate disputes, Cara regularly represents landlords, investors, and developers in lease disputes, contract matters and related litigation.  She is well versed in advising commercial landlords on all aspects of leasing disputes with tenants, alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other matters. She also has extensive experience defending commercial real estate developers against breach of contract and fiduciary claims brought by investors.

A native New Yorker, Cara worked for a large national law firm in New York, where she received extensive experience representing financial institutions and real estate developers in both commercial and real estate-related litigation. Her experience further includes representing creditors and other parties-in-interest litigating adversary proceedings in various bankruptcy courts throughout the country.

In addition to her law practice, Cara supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by organizing and participating in Team in Training marathons and “Light The Night” Walk teams in New York and Austin, to fund therapies and treatment advances for blood cancer patients. She is also an active member of CREW Austin.

Cara’s clients appreciate her ability to help them resolve their business issues efficiently and creatively. While a litigator at heart, sometimes a thoughtful, pragmatic solution can be achieved without the need for costly litigation. Cara is a “long term” thinker, and she believes in applying strategic methods for resolving business disputes.

Experience

  • Manufacturing Litigation Counsel

    Reached a remarkably favorable settlement for a Japanese manufacturer of conveyor belt systems in a putative collective action case in federal court in Austin. The

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  • Breach of Contract

    Defended a nationwide health care company in two cases in Austin, Texas. The cases involved alleged breaches of joint venture agreements with a physician group.

  • Agent Representation

    Represented a French bank and global financial services company as Administrative Agent for a bank group in connection with efforts to recover in excess of $25 MM

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