Karen's Profile

Karen is a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Real Estate & Financial Services practice group.

With more than 25 years of experience in real estate law, Karen focuses her practice on real estate transactions and real estate-related matters throughout the United States, including acquisitions, development and dispositions of improved and unimproved property, entitlement enhancement, infrastructure development, and implementation, and real estate equity and debt investments. Representing landowners and developers, buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, Karen has experience with large land assemblages, single-family residential developments, golf course properties (both in the U.S. and in Mexico), and office, industrial, retail, and multi-family projects. She has experience with entity-level and project-level financing, as well as with the restructuring of troubled loans, foreclosures, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure transactions.

Before joining Maynard, Karen practiced with a boutique law firm in Dallas, Texas, which, for over a decade, has served essentially as in-house counsel to a Dallas-based real estate investment fund manager and its affiliates, with properties throughout the southern United States. Prior to that, Karen was a shareholder in a large, Dallas-based regional law firm, handling a wide variety of real estate and corporate transactions.

Karen earned her J.D. cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law and her B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.


State Bar: Texas

  • SMU Dedman School of Law
    • (1990, J.D., cum laude; Order of the Coif; Southwestern Law Review, Associate Editor)

  • University of Texas
    • (1985, B.B.A., Finance)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Maynard Cooper & Gale Expands to Dallas; Bolsters Real Estate and Land Development Practice

Maynard Cooper & Gale has expanded its national geographic footprint to Texas with the addition of a Dallas office and real estate attorneys Matt Hudnall, Karen Cowden, and Allan Katz. The announcement aligns with the firm’s strategic priorities and positive growth trajectory, further establishing Maynard Cooper as a nationally recognized...

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