Karen M. Kennard is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Greenberg Traurig Austin, Texas office. Karen focuses her practice on government law, policy, and regulatory matters with an emphasis on municipal local government issues. Her legal experience spans more than two decades and includes positions as City Attorney for the City of Austin, Texas and General Counsel for the Texas Municipal League (TML)
Karen represents clients on a broad range of legal issues including procurement/government contracts, economic development and tax incentives, transportation, public infrastructure, land use, land development, and legislative advocacy. Karen’s local government practice is national in scope and includes the representation of large publicly traded corporations, private companies, individuals, and governmental entities and special districts.
Karen serves on several Austin community boards and spends her free time traveling, hiking, and reading books.