Kari Boyd Gardiner

Associate

gardinerk@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7684
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC
Kari Gardiner is an associate in the firm's Real Estate Department who focuses her practice on a wide range of complex affordable housing development and real estate transactions. She is a member of the firm’s government assisted housing team and assists with the representation of public housing authorities, nonprofits, and affordable housing developers in the context of mixed-finance transactions and housing development.

Kari brings a broad foundation in general real estate transactions and land use and zoning matters to her affordable housing practice. Prior to joining the firm, Kari assisted with numerous multi-million dollar transactions involving the sales and acquisitions of commercial buildings in Washington, D.C., the acquisition and sales of industrial buildings in Tennessee and Maryland, and the acquisition of hotel and condominium property in San Francisco. Kari also assisted with ongoing complex development transactions between a private developer and the federal government in Washington, DC, the long-term lease of property to a Pennsylvania-based franchise, due diligence work for a Florida company, and multiple land transfers for a large nonprofit with property throughout the United States.

Kari’s experience also includes reviewing and drafting abstracts of covenants, condominium documents, long-term leases, loan modification documents, and performing zoning due diligence and analysis.

Kari has conducted zoning and land use related due diligence for hospitality companies regarding zoning issues including hotel use and short-term rental use as well as state registrations for out-of-state land sales of investment properties.
As part of her active pro bono practice, Kari represented Community Nature Connection, a 501(c)(3) that helps under-served communities gain access to natural areas and public lands, and The Suzuki Institute of Greater Washington, which promotes musical education for children.

The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2017)
Pro Bono Honors
Presidential Service Award
Student volunteer, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

Bard College (B.A., 2003)

District of Columbia

Virginia