About Karen

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Education

  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., cum laude, 1985
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1991, Law Review

Experience

  • Extern, Honorable Armand Arabian, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court, 1991
  • Former partner Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • California Licensed Real Estate Broker

Professional

My passion is efficiently helping clients achieve their goals while managing transaction risks. Armed with tested advice, my clients confidently push back in negotiations to succeed at getting what they want. With 30 years of experience and a large law firm pedigree, I am a tireless advocate and trustworthy advisor in complex M&A transactions. I combine my deal experience and interpersonal skills to work effectively with client teams and opposing counsel to successfully negotiate and close deals. My accessibility and prompt, practical legal advice are key benefits to my clients.

 

Personal

I live in Orange County with my husband and our twin college-aged daughters and Labrador Retriever. Whether I’m flyfishing or hiking, I love the outdoors. New experiences inspire me, and I love psychological thriller novels. My varied interests broaden my perspective and allow me to provide excellent legal advice and enjoy great relationships with my clients.

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