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Fax: 845-778-5173
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Appeals
Tax Certiorari
Complex Litigation
Federal Appellate Practice
Federal Trial Practice
Multidistrict Litigation
State Appellate Practice
State Trial Practice

Kara J. Cavallo is senior counsel concentrating in appellate practice and civil litigation including tax certiorari.

Kara received her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in 1994 from Arizona State University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.  Kara received her Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from the University of Arizona, College of Law, where she was an Executive Note Editor for the Arizona Law Review.

Kara was admitted to practice in the State and federal courts of New York in 2002.  She clerked for the Honorable James B. Sult at the Arizona Court of Appeals after graduating from law school, and practiced as a litigation association in the Phoenix office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP before joining J&G in 2004.

Kara currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Rights Society, Inc.  Kara previously served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties (“WBAOSC”), including as President, and is a member of both WBAOSC and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.  She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.  Kara published her Note, while serving on the Arizona Law Review, and has lectured on various topics at seminars and continuing legal education presentations, including on the topics of appellate practice, real property taxation and assessment, not-for-profit governance and compliance, and sexual harassment prevention training.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

·         Tax Certiorari

.         Litigation & Appeals

·         Federal Appellate Practice

·         Federal Trial Practice

·         State Appellate Practice

·         State Trial Practice

BAR ADMISSIONS

·         New York, 2002

·         U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

·         U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

·         U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

·         U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

EDUCATION

  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    •  J.D. – 1999
    • Law Review: University of Arizona, College of Law, 1997-1999, Executive Note Editor, 1998 – 1999
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.S. magna cum laude – 1994
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Spanish

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Co-presenter at the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s 5th Annual Appraisal Case Studies Seminar: “Marijuana and Hemp Industry – Impact of Evolving Laws and Regulation on Real Estate” (October 16, 2019)
  • Presenter:  “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training”
  • Co-presenter:  “Nonprofit 101” (November, 2018)
  • Guest on the Orange County Chamber of Commerce ‘Chamber Chat’ radio program on WTBQ with Gary Schuster:  “Nonprofit 101” (August 17, 2018)
  • Co-presenter with Hon. Mark C. Dillon, Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, “Appellate Practice:  Perspectives from the Bench and Bar” (May 24, 2018)
  • Presenter:  Appraisal Institute, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 1st Annual Appraisal Case Studies Seminar:  “Recent Decisions in Tax Assessment Case Law and What it Means for Appraisers” (October 14, 2015)
  • Presenter:  2015 New York State Assessors’ Association Fall Convention:  “Constitutional Issues Affecting Real Property Taxation” (October 6 & 7, 2015)
  • Guest Speaker/Seminar Presenter, Meeting of Assessors from Ulster, Sullivan and Orange counties:  “Selective Assessment and Other Legal Issues Impacting Real Property Taxation and Assessment” (November 7, 2014)

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • The ABA’s Resolution Calling For A Moratorium on Executions: What Jurisdictions Can Do To Ensure that the Death Penalty Is Imposed Responsibly, Arizona Law Review, 40 Ariz L. Rev. 1515, 1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Immediate Past President and Delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (2017-2018)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, President (2016-2017)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, President-Elect and Delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (2015-2016)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Treasurer (2014-2015)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Corresponding Secretary (2013-2014)
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Member
  • Women’s Bar Assocition of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Associate, 2001 – 2004
  • Hon. James B. Sult, Arizona Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 1999 – 2001

LANGUAGES

  • English