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Karolyn A. Knaack

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Karolyn

Learn Karolyn’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    40%
    Whether you are looking to draft an agreement or need assistance with enforcement, I can protect your interests in contract law matters.

    24 years

  2. Business
    25%
    For any business law concern, I have the knowledge and experience to identify effective solutions. Starting a new venture is exciting, but legal details can slow your momentum. My firm offers comprehensive advice on business formation requirements.

    24 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    My corporate law counsel enables all types of companies to function smoothly and overcome obstacles.

    24 years

  4. Trademark application
    10%

    20 years

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In matters of business law, contracts, transactions and formations, I am proud to represent the people of Austin, Texas, as the founder of the law firm of Karolyn Knaack. With almost 20 years of experience, I am committed to offering quality legal representation to my clients and hold myself to the highest degree of integrity. For my high ethical standards and long list of successful results, I hold the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

I have previous experience at a major multinational firm, which gives me insight into how complicated, sophisticated legal matters are handled. Although my clients benefit from my experience, they also get to experience the attention available from working with a smaller firm. My firm focuses on affordability as we accept PayPal payments, responsiveness as I offer personal attention that businesses can trust and establishment as the law firm of Karolyn Knaack is highly regarded throughout Central Texas.

Clients come to me for help with registering and safeguarding trademarks and corporate law matters such as business formation, intellectual property issues, corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial banking issues, and labor and employment matters. I handle all contract matters, including drafting, negotiating and enforcement. As businesses form, I handle the legal aspects of creating a limited liability companies, corporations and Sub S entities.

Free initial consultations are offered by my law firm to individuals and businesses in Central Texas that require help or guidance in any of the listed areas. All small to medium-sized businesses benefit from my experience working with a diverse group of clients, my education and my detailed knowledge of business law.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

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Location

Karolyn A. Knaack, PC
Karolyn A. Knaack, PC
1320 Arrow Point Dr.
Suite #501
Cedar Park, TX, 78613
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Brian | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An great startup tech lawyer, deep experience but w/o all the overhead of a big firm
Karolyn and I began working together a decade ago when she was at a big name firm and I was a first time Tech CEO. I have since moved far away but still rely on her for advice, counsel, business formation and complex matters related to options and grants. She is personable, responsive and most of all she provides rock solid advice at a very reasonable cost and I highly recommend her for any of these kinds of startup services.
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Posted by Jill | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Karolyn helped me to resolve a complex conflict in my small business regarding contract law. Thanks to Karolyn I ended up with an acceptable outcome within the context of a challenging situation. Karolyn is also willing to go the extra mile and looped in an additional attorney for no charge when we needed specialist advice. Thanks Karolyn for helping me get my issue resolved quickly and at a very reasonable price!
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Posted by Sarah | March 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Karolyn was great to work with- she was prompt and thorough with all her communications and she was extremely kind and helped us navigate this difficult situation. Having Karolyn as our attorney really gave us peace of mind knowing that she will make sure that we are fully protected. Karolyn worked with us on our budget and went over and above in her role as our attorney. It almost felt like we had found a friend in Karolyn. Thanks Karolyn for all your hard work!
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Posted by Jamie | September 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Lawyer with great people skills
After calling several attorneys in my area, I came across Karolyn's contact info. After reading her reviews I reached out to her. Out of all the attorneys I have spoken with in my life she immediate put me at ease "very calm, logical, tactful and no uppity vibes." Shopping for attorney services is not the most pleasant but it is necessary... My case needs an attorney out of state....she even gave me referrals in her network after speaking with me. She helped me and I can't even use her services for my issue...but I will be back for other items I need done in Texas.
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Posted by Dalai | May 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me with documents. Fair rates.
I was in the process of starting my business, needed professional assistance with drafting some contracts and other legal documents. Karolyn did quality work and her rates were fair. I will keep using her services in the future.
Posted by Sandra | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and friendly
Karolyn helped us with a tricky business document creation, shifting shares. Also consulted about future negative scenarios and helped ease our anxieties. She was pleasant, friendly, easy to meet (nearby) and reasonably-priced. A positive experience!
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Word - AMAZING!
Karolyn is a key factor in how we make big decisions in our company and we couldn't be more grateful for her. She has aided in problematic situations, helped expand our business, and helped with all legal documents. Karolyn is thorough, very timely, extremely knowledgeable, and always makes us feel like a priority! Thank you for all that you do Karolyn!
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Posted by Aziz | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Partner
I'm glad to have hired Karolyn to accompany our set up journey. Throughout our startup process, Karolyn has provided timely and valuable input while guiding our legal processes. Proud to consider her as a true business partner. Aziz
Posted by Hector | May 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great business lawyer!
Karoyln’s expertise and knowledge help me choose the right way to establish my business. The process was easy and effortless on my behalf and she got it all done in as little time possible. I will definitely be hiring her again for all future business legal needs.
Posted by Aaron | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Business Attorney
I am a small business owner for the past 11 years. I have had a couple of different attorneys and in general very bad experiences. However Karolyn has been different. She listens and talks through my needs giving an objective view with pros and cons. She helps me with contracts, acquisitions, business deals, etc. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Scholley | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Karolyn Knaack Review
Karolyn is an exceptional attorney who has provided my company legal advise in several areas. She provides exceptional service by explaining the legal issues and risk. Karolyn is knowledgeable and resourceful and can typically find the answer to most any legal question that I have. I would highly recommend her for your business legal needs
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Posted by Darren | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Invaluable Member of our Small Business!
Karolyn is incredibly thorough in providing a wide range of legal services for our small business. This includes oversight and creation of legal documents for formation, operational agreements (e.g. indemnification), investments (e.g. convertible notes) and customer engagements (e.g. review and creation of T&Cs for domestic and international). She communicates extremely well and offers clear and concise guidance for critical topics that overlap with accounting. For a small C corp, many of the legal consequences are not apparent. As an example, she doesn't just craft the legal documents for equity deals with investors but also helps us evaluate the impact on our company's capitalization and identifies accounting issues that we should discuss w/ our accounting team. In addition to the creation of documents and valuable guidance, she also helps us manage the ever growing number of legal documents. Although we use an online signing service, we can send her copies as an additional backup to our own setup. This not only adds redundancy but also makes it more efficient when we have to revisit a previous document.
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Posted by Barry Hutt | March 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
CEO
Karolyn has been handling all of my corp needs for over the past year from incorporation to business contracts to legal advice of all kinds. She is top notch very responsive and I highly recommend her services
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Karolyn A. Knaack, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Iowa
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1992
  • Iowa State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1986
  • Iowa State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983
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Associations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Business, Corporate, and Tax Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Exes
  • Finance Committee
  • 2011 - 2014
  • University of Texas School of Law,
  • Member of Admissions Committee
  • 1989 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Professional Partnering Recognition Award
  • Tyrex Group, Ltd.
  • 2015
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Publications

  • The Review of Litigation
  • Associate Editor
  • 1999
  • Texas Journal of Business Law
  • Good Faith in Board Oversight after Caremark,
  • 1998
  • The Review of Litigation
  • Associate Editor
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Webinar
  • Structuring Private Placement Memorandum for the Private Offering and Sale of Securities Determining Materiality, Assessing Risk Factors and Conducting Due Diligence
  • 2017
  • G-51 Capital Group, Ltd. Venture Fellows
  • Venture Capital
  • 2015
  • LLS Corporate Program Series
  • CLE Presenter, “2006 SEC Executive Compensation and Related Disclosure Rules”
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (3)
Endorse Karolyn
Business Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karolyn is intelligent, considerate, ethical, and she has a tremendous work ethic. I fully endorse her!"