Biography

Carlo Caravetta has been practicing business, corporate and insurance law for over 26 years.  His focus areas have been in construction, commercial, manufacturing and finance for litigation and transactional matters, representing small- to large-cap companies.  His family is originally from Northern Italy, where his grandparents’ trades were blacksmithing and farming.  Carlo began working at the age of 13 in the landscaping business.  He then went on to work in the construction industry as a core driller for commercial buildings and later in the aerospace industry as a machinist.  He followed in the footsteps of his brother to become an attorney, and his natural inclination was towards construction.  Carlo has excellent relationships with his clients as he shares in their desires for successful businesses.

Carlo saw many problems in the construction industry come to light during the wave of construction defect claims in California.  Even though he represented residential and commercial developers, he learned every trade necessary to construct a home, apartment and commercial building.  His career went from insurance defense counsel to private representation of developers, subcontractors, design professionals and companies.  His recent positions have been directly within the companies themselves as General Counsel and as an executive/board member.

Carlo is an avid outdoorsman, rancher and cook.  He spends his spare time raising horses and tending to his ranch.  He is also a devoted hunter, tactical shooter and fisherman.  He brags about raising his chickens and how much better his eggs are than in the store.  Even though being an attorney for him is full of complexities, he keeps his life simple and goes by the saying, “Work smarter, not harder.”  Since his family is originally from Italy, cooking for family and friends is his greatest passion.

Carlo brings over 26 years of corporate, litigation and transactional experience to KMDA.  He manages his clients’ legal business and advises on numerous contractual, litigation and internal matters for companies such as employment, insurance, governance and finance.

Chronology

  • Practiced law since 1994
  • Owned Caravetta & Associates, APC for 12 years
  • Primary representation of construction, manufacturing and small businesses as outsourced corporate counsel
  • Represented small to large-cap companies in litigation and transactional matters both domestically and internationally
  • First chair in complex litigation matters
  • Prior Mediator for QDR Services, Inc.
  • Held positions of General Counsel, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer and Board of Director Member in several companies

Bar Admissions

  • California (1994)
  • Texas (2016)
  • District Court, Central District of California (1994)

Licenses

  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker (2003-2015)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (Candidate)

Engagements

  • “SB 800 – The New Era of Construction Claims in California”
  • Phil Liberatore Radio Show – “Accounting and State of Business in California”
  • Various radio show engagements
  • In-House Client Presentations on current state of the law

Awards/Recognitions

  • Recognized with the “Outstanding Dedication and Performance” for General Counsel Position of Tustin, CA, Chamber of Commerce by the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. John Campbell, California State Senate, Senator Dick Ackerman, California State Legislature, Assemblymen Chuck Devore and Todd Spitzer

Education

  • Western State University College of Law (JD)
  • Arizona State University (BS in Justice Studies and Minor in Chem E)

Professional Associations and Membership

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

CONTACT US

Kelly M. Davis & Associates, LLC
550 S. Edmonds Ln Ste 210
Lewisville, TX 75067

Phone:
972-434-8009

E-mail:
firm@dallasconstructionlaw.com

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