Cara Kennemer

Cara Kennemer is chair of Underwood Law Firm’s Construction Section and is Board Certified in Construction Law.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and residential construction, including negotiation and preparation of contracts and advising clients on risk allocation, project management, and termination issues. She also litigates and arbitrates disputes involving design and construction errors, delay claims, building performance problems, lien and bond claims, and collection of construction funds. Cara’s construction law practice offers substantial experience and an understanding of the development and construction process, which is used to assist owners, general contractors, construction managers, design professionals, trade contractors, and material suppliers.

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 maintains an active practice in other areas of commercial and real estate-related disputes, including purchase and sale agreements, non-complete provisions, and partnership, shareholder, and business divorce cases.

Cara serves on the Council of the State Bar’s Construction Law Section, the Board of the Construction Law Foundation, is a founding member of the State Bar Women’s Construction Law Group. She has been recognized on Thompson Reuters’ list of the Top 50 Women in Texas Construction Law as well as the Best Lawyers in America for Construction. She is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of topics concerning the construction industry for the State Bar of Texas and professional trade organizations.