Kara L. Lambert

Associate

P: 314.754.4872

F: 314.754.4873

E: lambert@capessokol.com

Experience at Work

Kara focuses her practice on corporate matters, including commercial transactions, business entity formation, mergers & acquisitions, and real estate. In addition, Kara represents manufacturers, distributors, and clients in supply chain procurement issues, licensing, real estate acquisition and sale, and leasing.

Kara also has a passion for intellectual property, media, and entertainment matters. As an attorney at Capes Sokol, she represents production companies, independent film projects, digital entertainment companies, artists, and social media content creators in connection with their business formation and deal structure as well as network contracts. She also assists them with brand contracts and rights acquisition, as well as IP licensing and copyright/trademark protection.

Kara joined the firm as a member of Capes Sokol’s 2020 Summer Associate Class.

In the Community

Kara is committed to the St. Louis community and provides pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations serving the region. She believes that every person deserves a lawyer who will fight for them, and she is proud to be able to provide these services for those in need.

Kara provides pro bono legal services, and is also an active member of the governing board, for the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts. This organization is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the St. Louis area by providing low-income artists and emerging arts organizations with free legal and accounting assistance.

Kara also provides pro bono legal services for clients referred by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Inc., which organizes a bimonthly clinic at Grace Hill Settlement House that provides low-income entrepreneurs and non-profits with legal assistance for their organizations.

Recognitions

  • University of Arkansas School of Law | Dean’s List (2018 – 2021)
  • Sidney P. Davis Jr. Scholarship Recipient (2019)
  • Dean’s List (2018 – 2021)
  • Sidney P. Davis Jr. Scholarship Recipient (2019)

Educational Background

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, cum laude (2021)
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Arkansas (2018)

Representation

  • Specializing in guiding retailers, service providers, creators, and entrepreneurs through the intricate process of forming business entities. From structuring sole proprietorships to establishing LLCs and corporations, Kara ensures each entity aligns seamlessly with her clients’ unique needs.
  • Kara delivers specialized legal support to clients in both the retail and service industries, serving a varied clientele ranging from multi-national corporations to small privately-owned businesses, as well as manufacturers and distributors. Her expertise encompasses a variety of areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, contract arrangements and negotiations, corporate governance, managing supply chain procurement challenges, handling licensing matters, and overseeing real estate transactions and leasing agreements. This comprehensive approach ensures robust legal assistance tailored to the unique needs of each client in the retail and service industry.
  • Representing production companies, independent film projects, digital entertainment firms, artists, and social media content creators. Kara assists with business formation, deal structures, network contracts, brand contracts, rights acquisition, and intellectual property licensing and protection in the entertainment industry.
  • Assisted in re-drafting a production licensing agreement contract for a client through St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA).

Speaking Engagements

  • Presented to VLAA Summer Interns (2024)
  • Ask An Entertainment Lawyer. MCA St. Louis. St. Louis, MO. (2023)
  • Presented to VLAA Summer Interns (2023)
  • Presented to law students interested in legal careers in the arts and entertainment field. St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA). Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Arts and Entertainment Society. St. Louis, MO. (2023)
  • Master Class: Film and the Law. Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. Cinema St. Louis. St. Louis, MO. (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • The Screen Lawyer Podcast: Episode 11: Master Class: Film & The Law With Kara Lambert.” The Screen Lawyer Podcast. (2023)

Firm Programs

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri

Civic & Community

  •  St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) | Board of Directors
  •  Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Inc. | Volunteer

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