Kara practices with the Business Law Group and focuses on general business, securities and affordable housing matters from Preti Flaherty's Concord, NH office. She works on a variety of commercial transactions in the areas of entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial real estate. She counsels established business entities and start-up ventures in the private offering of debt and equity securities and assists clients with Exchange Act reporting compliance and corporate governance matters. In the affordable housing arena, Kara works with multi-family and elderly housing project developers, state and federal financing agencies, commercial lenders and local housing authorities on the acquisition, development and financing of affordable housing projects. She is also a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Prior to practicing law, Kara held management positions in resort operations at two Vermont ski resorts. She resides in Bow, NH.

Practice Areas


  • Middlebury College (B.A., 1995)
  • Vermont Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2002)
    • Dean's Fellow, Legal Writing Department
    • Editor, Vermont Law Review
    • Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team, Member and Team Captain


  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • New York

Professional Affiliations

  • New Hampshire State Bar Association
  • Vermont State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by New England Super Lawyers
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Civic Involvement

  • Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, Board of Directors
  • Impact New Hampshire Fund, Advisory Board


  • Co-Author, Mineral Reactions in a Colorado Mine Dump: Implications for Remediation in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments, presented at 1995 National Meeting of the American Society of Surface Mining and Reclamation, Gillette, WY, 1995
  • Author, Minerology and Geochemistry of Acid Mine Drainage in Two Geologic Regions of Colorado, presented at Vermont Geological Society Annual Meeting, 1995
  • Symposium Editor of the Vermont Law Review's Fall 2002 Symposium, Mountain Resorts, Ecology & the Law
  • Author, Takings Jurisprudence and Constitutional Challenges to Ridgeline Zoning in Vermont: What's on the Horizon?, Vermont Law Review, Fall 2001
  • Co-Author, Conducting Ethical Internal Investigations: Considerations for Corporate Counsel, New Hampshire Bar Journal, Spring 2012, Volume 53, Number 1