Lexi Purich Howard

Associate Attorney

916-446-2300 x3036
Practice Area(s): Corporate and Business, Nonprofits, Real Estate

  • Overview
  • Representative Matters
  • Awards
  • Leadership
  • Publications

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 was a legislative advocate, representing real estate interests in matters related to escrow and title insurance, mortgage lending and foreclosure, notarization, recording, PACE financing, 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 and title insurance 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 Diversity Board for the McGeorge School of Law, and on the Advisory Committee for the Law and Public Policy Program at C.K. McClatchy Senior High School.

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.

Lexi was named a Rising Star in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2021 for excellence in real estate law. 


Alexa (Lexi) Howard
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  • All aspects of commercial real estate matters including: purchase and sale transactions, exchanges, financing, subdivisions, and easements, leases, and related transactions and documents.
  • Represent developers, owners, lenders, borrowers, architects, and contractors in real property transactions.

Past Experience

  • 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.
  • Named a Rising Star in Northern California Super Lawyers, Real Estate (2021)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association; Board Member
  • SacLegal, Sacramento's LGBTQ+ Bar Association, Board Member; Co-Chair (2018, 2019)
  • 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
  • McGeorge School of Law Diversity Board
  • Judicial Fairness Coalition of the California Judges Association, Committee Member
  • C. K. McClatchy High School Law & Public Policy Academy; Advisory Committee Member (2016 to present); Advisory Committee Secretary (2017 to present); Mentor 
  • McGeorge School of Law, First Year Law Student Mentor
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • SacLegal  Sacramento's LGBTQ+ Bar Association
  • Lambda Alpha International, Sacramento Chapter
  • California Lawyers Association
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court
  • 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

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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J. Scott Alexander, Managing Partner

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814



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