Martye Kendrick

Email: mkendrick@saraleonlaw.com
Phone: 713-965-7625
Location: Houston
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Martye Kendrick focuses her real estate practice on a full range of commercial and residential real estate matters, including development of unimproved property, leasing and operation of improved property, acquisitions and dispositions, easement and right-of-way acquisitions, land use, annexation and condemnation.

Martye has extensive experience in corporate and real estate financing matters, representing developer borrowers in senior and permanent loan transactions secured by real estate and other collateral in addition to representing institutional investors, insurance companies and borrowers in senior, mezzanine, permanent and floating loan transactions also secured by real estate and other collateral.

In addition to her private structured finance transactions, Martye has experience handling public tax-exempt finance transactions as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, special tax counsel and underwriter’s counsel to school districts, cities, and special purpose districts in connection with a wide range of their tax-exempt bond financings.

Martye also has experience representing municipal utility districts and other water districts, water supply corporations, public utilities and cities, and advises her public law and city clients at the board and city council level.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Real Estate
  • Finance & Lending
  • Public Law
  • Public Finance

EDUCATION

LL.M. Tax, 2011, University of Denver
J.D., 2004, Howard University School of Law
B.A., 2001, with honors, Trinity College

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Women in Public Finance

HONORS

Best Lawyers in America, 2008
Interned at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, International Tax/State and Local Tax, 2010

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado, 2005
Texas, 2012

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. Tax Court

CIVIC & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Board of Directors, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority
Board of Directors, City of Houston Water Adjustment Board
Board of Directors, Excelsior Youth Foundation board of directors (2007-2008)

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Of Counsel, Powell & Leon (July 2017 – Aug. 2019)
Of Counsel, Johnson Petrov LLP (Nov. 2012 – Aug. 2018)
LL.M. Tax candidate University of Denver/Tax Intern, Pricewaterhousecoopers (Jan 2010 – Nov 2012)
Associate, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis (Mr. 2008 – Jan. 2010)
Associate, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (July 2006 – Jan. 2008)
Associate, Lowe, Fell & Skogg (May 2004 – July 2006)