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Cara Kennemer

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Fax:

(817) 439-9923

Address:

1008 Macon Street
Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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Cara Kennemer

Shareholder

Cara Kennemer’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and residential construction law. Cara assists owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and suppliers in the negotiation and preparation of design and construction contracts and advises clients on risk allocation and project management. She litigates and arbitrates disputes involving design and construction errors, delay claims, building performance problems, lien and bond claims, collection of construction funds, and termination issues. 

Cara also helps clients protect their lien and bond claims through the process of pre-claim notices, filing of mechanic’s and materialman’s liens and surety bond claims, negotiating payment with contractors and property owners, and filing suit to litigate lien and bond claims.

In addition to construction-related matters, Cara prosecutes and defends various commercial and real estate-related disputes in state and federal court, including breach of contract, fraud, non-complete provisions, and deceptive trade practice claims.

Cara is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics concerning the construction industry for the State Bar of Texas and professional trade organizations.

Experience

Recognitions

Affiliations

Publications and Presentations 

  • “Managing Receivables” – CFO Controllers Conference, Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (2018)
  • “Managing Receivables and Other Construction Law Issues for Consulting Estimators” – CERT (Consulting Estimators Round Table) Fall Southeast Conference (2018) 
  • “Construction Law Issues: Project-Close Out, Revising Contract Clauses, and Arbitrating Disputes”  – Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce’s Construction Services Group (2018)
  • “Contract Law Primer for Engineers” – Engineering Law and Ethics CLE (2017)
  • “Tips on Avoiding Malpractice for the Construction Lawyer” – State Bar Basic Course in Construction Law (2017)
  • “Alternatives to Securing Contractor Performance” – State Bar Conference for Construction Law (2017)
  • “Tips on Avoiding Malpractice for the Construction Lawyer” – State Bar Basic Course in Construction Law (2016)
  • “Construction Law Issues: Contracts, Disputes, and Collections”  – Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce’s Construction Services Group (2016)
  • “Bidding Tips for Subcontractors” – Independent Electrical Contractors Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter Panel Discussion, 2016
  • “Public-Private Partnerships: How to Secure the Payment” – State Bar Conference for Construction Law (2017)
  • “Ethics for Construction Lawyers” – Dallas Bar Association, Construction Section (2015)
  • “Contracts for Design Services” – Texas Engineering Law CLE (2014)
  • “Review of Black + Vernooy/Third-Party Beneficiary Claims” – Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section (2014)
  • “Reviewing Contracts for Design Services” – Texas Engineering Law Seminar (2014)
  • “Ethical Issues in Construction Law” – Basics in Construction Course (2014)
  • “Dispute Avoidance, Management, and Resolution for Design Professionals” – Building Professional Institute (2013)
  • “Ethics in Construction Law” – Real Estate Development & Construction Law Seminar (2013)
  • “Texas Lien Rights for Engineers and Architects” – Building Professional Institute (2012)
  • “Tips on Avoiding Malpractice for the Construction Lawyer” – Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section (2012)
  • “Tips on Avoiding Malpractice for the Young Construction Lawyer” – State Bar Basic Course in Construction Law (2011)
  • “Construction Law Update” – University of Texas School of Law Construction Law Conference (2011)
  • “Current Developments and Practice Tips Involving Liens in Place” – (co-authored publication) University of Texas School of Law Construction Law Conference (2010)
  • “Breakthrough Collection Strategies in Texas” – National Business Institute (2005)
  • “Successful Judgment Collections in Texas” – National Business Institute (2004)
  • “Dealing with the Government : HIPPA” – AIA Forum, Selected Topics in Risk Management for Engineers and Architects (2004)
  • “Dispute Avoidance, Management and Resolution” – AIA Forum, Selected Topics in Risk Management for Engineers and Architects (2003)
  • “Arbitration” – Foundation Repair Association, Dallas Chapter (2003)

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