cburke@reedsmith.com

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Carol has more than 30 years’ experience in handling complex domestic and international corporate, finance, energy and real estate transactions in a variety of sectors including energy, real estate, manufacturing, retail, financial services, project finance, sports, structured finance, asset-backed securitizations, off-balance sheet financing vehicles, leveraged lease transactions, taxable and tax-exempt bond transactions and sale/leaseback facilities. Her domestic and international work includes acquisitions, dispositions, secured and unsecured lending transactions, joint venture and similar arrangements, project finance and other structured finance vehicles as well as numerous types of contracts, such as supply agreements, mining agreements and distribution agreements for all types of products. Carol’s international experience includes work in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, Oman, the United Kingdom and Venezuela.


Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the "Texas Super Lawyers" list for Energy & Resources, 2017
  • Named to Texas Lawyer “Women in Energy” list, 2016
  • Named to Houston Woman Magazine “50 Most Influential Women” list, 2014

Credentials

  • University of Houston Law Center, 1983, J.D.
  • University of Houston, 1980, B.S., magna cum laude

  • Texas
  • New York

  • CREW
  • Women’s Finance Exchange
  • Houston Commercial Finance Council
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas: Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
  • State Bar of New York: Corporation and Real Estate Sections
  • Houston Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Commercial Finance Section
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow