Experience at Work
Kara focuses her practice on corporate matters, including commercial transactions, business entity formation, mergers & acquisitions, and real estate. In addition, she has prior experience in complex civil litigation, products liability, and intellectual property matters.
During law school, Kara focused her studies specifically on the areas of business & real property to acquire the diverse legal, business, and negotiating skills required to succeed in a transactional law practice. She gained valuable trial and negotiation experience through her participation in several Client Advocacy Competitions and by excelling in experiential business courses in her curriculum.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a research assistant for the University of Arkansas Professor Howard Brill, a former Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. In 2019, Kara was a judicial extern for Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Hudson.
In the Community
Kara joined the firm as a member of Capes Sokol’s 2020 Summer Associate class and continued working with the firm as a law clerk throughout her 3L year. As a Summer Associate, Kara volunteered at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ COVID-19 Emergency Relief Food Drive. The Urban League’s weekly drive-through food distribution efforts served over 60,000 families in the metropolitan area and raised more than $3.5 million.
At the University of Arkansas School of Law, Kara served as Secretary of the Student Bar Association, a student-governed organization that provides a forum for addressing the concerns and opinions of the student body. In her role, she organized and managed the 1L mentor program, designed to acclimate 1L students to the law school community and facilitate connections within the law school. She also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Food Law and Policy, a nationally recognized journal covering a wide variety of dynamic issues affecting food law and its impact on society.