Ms. Martin currently practices law as a partner and shareholder with The Franchise & Business Law Group.
Ms. Martin has gained vast experience in helping new and existing companies distribute their products and services through franchising, licensing and other methods of distribution. Assisting startup companies and entrepreneurs along with mid-size and growing companies is the focus of her legal practice. She prides herself in understanding client needs and in helping plan and carry out their franchise and business systems in a way that meets their needs and correctly represents their brand.
Along with her experience with franchising, licensing and corporate law, Ms. Martin heads the law firm’s trademark and copyright section. Protecting the valuable intellectual property of a business is a hallmark of her practice.
During her time in law school, Ms. Martin worked as a law clerk for the San Francisco firm Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai during the summer of 2008. She also volunteered with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel as a student attorney during the summer of 2007, representing low-income clients with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco community.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Martin spent more than five years in government, working for the American Heart Association as their Director of Advocacy, lobbying the Utah Legislature for health-related bills and resolutions for the State of Utah and the Salt Lake County Council as an appointed Council Aide. She gained experience with Utah Open Meetings Act, GRAMA, legislative committees and meetings, and the various mandates imposed on our legislators and elected officials.
Ms. Martin is admitted and licensed to practice law in the states of Kansas and Utah.
Kara resides in Sandy, Utah and enjoys spending time with her three children exploring the beautiful mountains and outdoors, traveling, skiing, and taking in a great book.