Lexi P. Howard

Associate Attorney

916-446-2300 x3036
Practice Area(s): Real Estate

  • Overview
  • Representative Matters
  • Awards
  • Leadership

Lexi Howard’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, including purchase and sale transactions, leasing, easements, conservation and mitigation transactions, and CC&Rs.

Prior to joining Murphy Austin, Lexi worked as a legislative advocate, representing real estate interests in matters related to escrow and title insurance, mortgage lending and foreclosure, notarization, recording, PACE financing, tax-deferred exchanges, and real property assessment and taxation,  including statutory, regulatory, and licensing concerns. Lexi also represented interests related to the judiciary and other trade association and business issues. From 1985 through 2010, Lexi worked for a national title insurance and financial services firm, in its escrow, title insurance, and corporate operations, handling commercial and industrial sale, purchase, and financing transactions; multi-parcel land trust and conservation easement transactions; and residential and personal property transfers throughout California.

Lexi serves on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento County Bar Association, on the Board of Directors of SacLegal, Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association, on the Advisory Committee for the Law and Public Policy Program at C.K. McClatchy Senior High School, and on the Diversity Board for the McGeorge School of Law.

Lexi earned her J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, where she received the school's Outstanding Student Service Award, served as Evening Vice President of the Student Bar Association, and as President of the McGeorge Government Affairs Student Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. 

  • Draft and review various agreements for all aspects of commercial real estate matters including: purchase and sale transactions, leases, exchanges, financing, subdivisions, and easements, sales of land, road easement and maintenance agreements, covenants, conditions and restrictions, and reciprocal easement agreements.
  • Assist in the representation of real property transactions for developers, owners, lenders, borrowers, architects, and contractors.
  • Assist in the representation of clients on tenant and landlord sides of commercial office space leasing.
  • Provided complete legislative, regulatory, and agency support for clients, including all aspects of proposal development and enactment for the development of statutory and regulatory proposals.
  • Admitted to the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court (2020)
  • Named in Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers List (2019)
  • Fraud Prevention Award: Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (2009)
  • National Top 40 Under 40 Award, October Research (2007)
  • FNTG Title Underwriting Certification Program (2006)
  • The American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, Chair, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee (SOGI); Member, Professional Development Committee; Liaison to the ABA SOGI Committee (2020)
  • Lambda Alpha International (Land Economics Society), Sacramento Chapter, Member (2019 to present)
  • SacLegal LGBTQ+ Bar of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Co-Chair (2018, 2019), Board Member (2016 to present)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association; Board Member (2017 to present)
  • C. K. McClatchy High School Law & Public Policy Academy; Advisory Committee Member (2016 to present); Advisory Committee Secretary (2017 to present); Mentor (2019 to present)
  • Judicial Fairness Coalition of the California Judges Association, Committee Member (2018 to present)
  • McGeorge School of Law, First Year Law Student Mentor (2020)
  • McGeorge School of Law Diversity Board (2019 to present)
  • McGeorge School of Law Legislative & Public Policy Clinic, Mentor (2015 to 2018)
  • California Escrow Association; Member (1991 to present)
  • Ventura County Escrow Association, President (2003)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Section

  • SacLegal LGBTQ+ Bar of the Sacramento County Bar Association

  • California Lawyers Association

  • California Women Lawyers

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento

  • California Escrow Association

  • California Mortgage Association

  • American Escrow Association

  • Sacramento Valley Escrow Association

Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
J.D., 2015

Outstanding Student Service Award Recipient; Evening Class Commencement Speaker; Associate Editor, McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal and Legislative & Public Policy Clinic; Professor’s Assistant/Student Advisor, Witkin Award Recipient, Capitol Lawyering

California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
B.S., Business Management, summa cum laude, 2010
Recipient of School of Business Departmental Distinction and Outstanding Student Award

California Escrow Association
Certified Senior Escrow Officer, attained 2005; Certified Escrow Instructor, 2003; Certified Escrow Officer, 1994

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