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.