Karen focuses her practice on the commercial real estate industry, representing developers, individuals, and businesses in connection with land purchases and sales, due diligence, zoning analysis, the entitlement process, commercial leasing, and the preparation of deeds, easements and covenants. Karen’s experience includes a prior career in architecture and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development.
“We are delighted that Karen elected to join Protorae Law. Karen’s land use and zoning practice is the perfect complement to Protorae’s existing real estate practice and expands the services we offer our client base. In addition, Karen is extremely respected throughout the legal community. We look forward to watching Karen’s practice continue to grow with us,” said co-managing member Jim Kinsel.
Karen joins the firm with over twenty years of experience in private practice and was recently recognized among the 2019 inaugural class of “Influential Women of Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She received her Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and clerked for the Hon. Leonie M. Brinkema in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She earned her Master of Science in Real Estate Development from George Mason University, graduating first in her class. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Established in 2010, Protorae Law is a Tysons, Virginia based business law firm which focuses its practice on Government Contracts, Corporate & Business Entities, Antitrust, Employment Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Nanotechnology, Real Estate and Land Use, Commercial Lending, Construction Law, Trusts and Estates and Business Litigation.