Naman Howell is proud to announce the addition of Kayla Landeros as a Member
in the firm’s Waco office. Kayla’s practice will generally
center on real estate transactions, economic development, business transactions,
contract drafting, and commercial law.
Prior to joining the Firm Kayla served as City Attorney for the City of
Temple. Kayla started with the City of Temple in May 2012 as a Deputy
City Attorney and was unanimously appointed to the position of City Attorney
in November 2014. Prior to joining the City of Temple, Kayla worked for
two established law firms in the Houston area where she gained valuable
litigation and trial experience.
Kayla has experience drafting a variety of agreements, including, but not
limited to, land purchase agreements, economic development agreements,
developer participation agreements, water purchase agreements and construction
contracts. Kayla is also well-versed in land use issues, such as planning,
zoning and platting requirements. She has a keen understanding of economic
development tools which can benefit developers and property owners, including
tax increment financing reinvestment zones and tax abatement reinvestment zones.
In her role as City Attorney, Kayla gained extensive experience in the
area of property law. As part of furthering Temple’s Strategic Plan
related to transportation and utility improvements, Kayla handled the
purchase and acquisition of right-of-way and easements necessary for the
construction and expansion of important thoroughfares and utility infrastructure
projects in the City. She was instrumental in creating, organizing and
managing Temple’s right-of-way program. In this role, Kayla gained
experience in negotiating land purchases, drafting the necessary conveyance
documents, curing title issues, and determining relocation benefits for
displaced citizens. She is also very familiar with the eminent domain process.
To learn more about Kayla, and the other attorneys in the firm, please
visit the firm’s
attorney profiles section.
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