Cara Kelly focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on Real Estate Litigation. Her real estate litigation practice includes the representation of real estate developers, commercial landlords and tenants, investors, and related stakeholders in disputes concerning real estate development, investments, commercial lease matters, breach of contract issues, and related litigation. She has wide-ranging experience advising commercial real estate developers in all aspects of contract formation and negotiation in order to mitigate risk and avoid litigation in the first place. She also serves as outside general counsel to oilfield equipment services companies in the Permian Basin, advising on real estate matters, contract disputes, investment deals, employee issues and related business matters. Cara represents clients in both the federal and state courts throughout Texas and New York, and has developed a particular expertise on pursuing and defending TRO applications and related injunctive relief.
Cara is a strong advocate for her clients and she applies a variety of creative strategies and methods to find resolutions to business disputes when appropriate. Her clients appreciate her ability to handle their business issues creatively, efficiently, and in alignment with their overall business goals.
- Complex commercial litigation
- Real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant and property acquisition disputes, shopping center and retail disputes, and acquisition disputes
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty