Kyra Howell practices in the area of commercial real estate and finance transactions, as well as estate planning, bringing a wealth of knowledge from her background in finance, real estate, estate planning, government, litigation, and in-house business affairs. In the commercial real estate arena, her experience includes HUD transactions involving long-term care facilities, primary and mezzanine lending in bridge-to-HUD transactions for long-term care and multi-family transactions, and standard commercial lending transactions with respect to hotels, medical office buildings and long-term care facilities.
Kyra has closed more than $3 billion in loans, including several transactions involving multiple facilities and multiple lenders. She handles all facets of such transactions, including drafting and negotiating loan documents, asset purchase agreements, leases and other closing documents, as well as performing related activities such as due diligence and corporate analysis. She is regularly involved in drafting opinion letters as local Tennessee or Virginia counsel.
Kyra handles estate planning matters to ensure clients and their loved ones have the best possible planning in place, both for individual assets and business assets. She also assists clients in nonprofit formation and administration, including private foundations.
Kyra previously managed her own multi-office firm in Virginia, where she assisted clients with real estate transactions, business matters, civil litigation, and estate planning. Her background includes serving as a member of the government relations group of a Washington, D.C. law firm, representing global finance, trade, and retail clients before Congress and the executive branch. In the U.S. Senate, she handled business, tax, and telecommunications policy matters, as well as interactions with various state business constituencies. She also served as assistant telecommunications counsel on the Telecommunications Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Commerce.
Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Kyra served as general counsel for a satellite television company in New York, managing business affairs and advising the chairman and CEO on legal and legislative matters.