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Taylor Kara focuses her practice on real estate and real estate finance matters, including lending, leasing, and real estate capital markets.

Listed among Texas’ top firms for Real Estate in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Ranked among the top firms in the nation in Real Estate in The Legal 500 US 2020 by Legalease

National first-tier ranking and regional rankings in both Dallas and Houston for Real Estate Law in “Best Law Firms” 2020 by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

Prior Employment

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016
  • Consumer Protection Law Clerk, Federal Trade Commission, Southwest Regional Office, 2016
  • Immigration Law Intern, Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas, 2016

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2018, magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law; Articles Editor, Staff Editor, SMU Law Review; Sumners Foundation Scholar; Association of Corporate Counsel Margolies Public Service Scholar; Research Assistant, Professor Jenia Turner
  • B.A., 2015, summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University; President’s Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Hyer Society; Richter Foundation Research Grant Recipient


  • Texas


  • Spanish