Biography

Kara is a Director in Preti Flaherty's Real Estate and Finance and Corporate and M&A practice groups and focuses on affordable housing, general business, commercial real estate, and securities regulation from the firm's Concord, NH office. She works on a variety of matters in the areas of corporate finance and governance, general business counseling, and the finance and development of commercial real estate.  In the affordable housing arena, Kara works with multi-family and senior housing project developers, state and federal financing agencies, commercial lenders and local housing authorities on the acquisition, development and financing of affordable housing facilities. Kara holds a certification from the National Development Council as a Rental Housing Development Finance Professional. 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, New Hampshire, with her husband and sons.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • New Hampshire State Bar Association
  • Vermont State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by New England Super Lawyers
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
    • 2021 Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law (Concord, NH)

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, Board of Directors
  • Impact New Hampshire Fund, Investment Committee
  • Board of Trustees, YMCA Camp Belknap, Tuftonboro, NH
  • Board of Directors, Evernorth

Publications

  • 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

Firm Highlights

News

Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

News

Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

Publication

Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

Publication

How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

Publication

What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...