Martye Kendrick focuses her practice on corporate and real estate lending, as well as municipal finance. Her clients value her accessibility, dependability and the fact that she has strong capabilities working in two sectors of the law that are closely related.
In the real estate sector, she represents developer-borrowers in senior and permanent loan transactions, including financing, development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and operations. She also advises on property condemnations, foreclosures and related remedial matters.
Ms. Kendrick’s municipal practice involves serving as counsel to public utilities, including municipal water districts and water supply corporations, and providing advice on public law at the board and city council level. She also serves as bond counsel and special tax counsel for tax-exempt bond financings involving hospital district and school districts.
Representative engagements, including while with prior firms, include:
- Serves as counsel to municipal utility districts, water districts, cities and housing finance corporations with regard to managing real estate and development projects, right-of-way and easement acquisition projects, condemnation and tax-exempt bond financing
- Represents commercial and residential real estate developers in the formation of special districts and in matters coming before districts
- Serves as counsel to large commercial real estate developer-borrowers for commercial fixed loans secured by commercial retail portfolios
- Serves as right-of-way acquisition/condemnation counsel to Fort Bend County, Texas on various infrastructure projects
- Serves as counsel to commercial landlords and tenants with regard to the negotiation, drafting, review and project management of commercial retail and office leases
- Serves as special real estate, business and tax counsel to a playwright/entertainer with regard to his ancillary business ventures, including counsel for his nonprofit corporation
- Purchaser’s counsel in the $14.4 million acquisition of Cypress Station Square property in Houston, Texas
- Purchaser’s counsel in the $7 million acquisition of Grand Parkway Development property in Fort Bend County, Texas
- Purchaser’s counsel in the $6 million acquisition of League City Town Plaza property in League City, Texas
- University of Denver, LL.M in Taxation; participated in the Low Income Tax Clinic, representing low income individuals before the IRS and in tax court
- Howard University School of Law, J.D.; President, Public Interest Law Society
- Trinity College, B.A., with honors
- State of Colorado
- State of Texas
- U.S. Tax Court
- Texas Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- City of Houston Water Adjustment Board (appointed by the Mayor)
- Annise Parker and City Counsel (2013 – present)
- National Association of Bond Lawyers