"Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do.
I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do."
- J. P. Morgan
Karen J. Orlin P.L., a law firm, and its Managing Member, Karen J. Orlin, focus on legal services to privately owned businesses, investors in public and privately owned companies, not-for-profit entities such as non-governmental organizations, banks and other financial institutions, and auctioneers and auction businesses. These services include legal representation relating to domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, sales, exchanges, conversions, reorganizations, dissolutions and other business and commercial transactions, corporate and limited liability company governance and fiduciary duty, shareholder agreements, shareholders agreements, stockholder agreements, stockholders agreements, operating agreements, limited liability company agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, and other shareholder, member, owner, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, voting, sale restriction, option, subscription, investor, confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, dissolution, separation, licensing, distribution, agency, vendor, customer and operational, business and commercial agreements, personnel policy manuals, commercial lending and investment, and regulation of auctioneers and auction businesses.
Ms. Orlin provides forensic consulting and litigation support in corporate, limited liability company and not-for-profit entity governance, securities law, fiduciary duty, and legal ethics, including legal malpractice.
She is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.
She also is a published author and a seminar speaker regarding mergers and acquisitions, securities law, opinion letter standards, limited liability company governance and fiduciary duty, not for profit entity law and legal ethics and has taught law school and paralegal studies classes in Miami and New York City.
Ms. Orlin ghostwrites, writes and edits legal articles, notes, guides, checklists, outlines, charts, forms and other content regarding limited liability companies, corporations and business transactions law for other websites, blogs and publications.
Ms. Orlin holds a J.D. from the Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell®, admitted to practice law in New York and Florida, and available to represent clients throughout Florida and the New York City greater metropolitan area.
The first nine years of Ms. Orlin's legal career were in private practice with Kronish, Lieb, Shainswit, Weiner & Hellman LLP (now Cooley LLP) in New York City, where she handled a broad range of business and commercial matters. Since 1981, she has practiced primarily in South Florida: 27 years in law firms including Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A. (now Akerman Senterfitt LLP), seven years as Senior Vice President and in house counsel for a regional, publicly owned financial institution acquired in 1995 by a bank (now a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.) and, during 2007, as General Counsel for a national bank.
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Karen J. Orlin P.L. and Karen J. Orlin accept clients only in accordance with certain formal procedures, and render legal advice only after completion of those procedures. Karen J. Orlin P.L. and Karen J. Orlin do not seek to represent anyone desiring representation based upon accessing this web site in any jurisdiction where this web site fails to comply with applicable laws and ethical rules. In addition, no attorney of this law firm seeks to practice law in any jurisdiction in which that attorney is not properly authorized to do so. Ms. Orlin is admitted to practice law only in New York and Florida.
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Karen J. Orlin P.L. maintains its principal place of business in Coral Gables, Florida. Its primary telephone number, (305) 794-6387, is a cellular telephone, and its primary facsimile number, (305) 668-7072, is not located in that office. The telephone and facsimile numbers in that office, which are not direct means of contacting Karen J. Orlin, are (305) 441-9548 and (305) 779-4974, respectively.
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