Karen J. Orlin

Karen J. Orlin

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About Me 


Over 40 years in full time legal practice, including nine with a major New York City law firm, seven as Associate Counsel for a financial institution in Miami, FL, a year organizing a Florida chartered commercial bank, six months as part-time General Legal Counsel to a national bank in Miami, and the remainder affiliated with law firms of all sizes and in solo law practice throughout South Florida.

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.

Forensic consulting and litigation support regarding corporate/llc/not-for-profit entity governance, securities law, fiduciary duty, and legal ethics, including legal malpractice.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.

Published author and 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.

Experience as instructor in law schools and paralegal studies programs.

Areas of Concentration: Mergers, acquisitions, sales, exchanges, conversions, reorganizations, dissolutions and other business and commercial transactions; corporate and limited liability company governance and fiduciary duty; shareholders, member, owner, operating, limited liability company, partnership, voting, sale restriction, option, subscription, investor, confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, dissolution, separation, licensing, distribution, agency, employment, independent contractor, vendor, customer and other operational, business and commercial agreements; personnel policy manuals; commercial lending and investment; regulation of auctioneers and auction businesses and legal ethics.