"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 and investors, not-for-profit entities such as non-governmental organizations, and banks and other financial institutions.
Ms. Orlin is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida, and those legal services include:
Ms. Orlin provides forensic consulting and litigation support in limited liability company, corporation, and not-for-profit entity governance, fiduciary duty, and legal ethics, including legal malpractice.
She is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.
And she is a published author, seminar speaker, and webinar presenter regarding:
and has taught law school, paralegal studies, and community education legal studies courses in Miami and New York City.
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®, named among South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015-2018 by Legal Leaders (ALM 2015-2018 in The Miami Herald and The Daily Business Review), and listed in numerous editions of The Marguis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law.
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, commercial, and securities matters. Since 1981, she has practiced primarily in South Florida: almost 30 years in private practice including such law firms as Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A. (now Akerman LLP), seven years as Senior Vice President and in house counsel for a regional, publicly owned financial institution acquired in 1995 by a bank that is 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.
Click Here to view Karen Orlin's resume (04/23/2018).
Click Here to view Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act 2009 Amendments (2010).
Click Here to view "The Business Judgment Rule" for Directors of Not For Profit Corporations (2011).
Click Here to view Understanding The World of Minority Rights and Fiduciary Obligations (2011).
Click Here to view Walking the Ethical Line (2011).
Click Here to view Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement Provisions Modifying Default Provisions of New York Limited Liability Company Law (2013).
Click Here to view The Title "Managing Member" under The Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (2015).
Click Here to view The Advantages and Disadvantages of Forming a Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC) Versus a Florida Corporation (2015).
Click Here to view To LLC or Not To LLC: Florida Update (04/18/2018).
Click Here to view Some Judicial Opinions Since 2015 Affecting Florida LLCs (04/18/2018).
Click Here to listen to the audio presentation of webinar To LLC or Not To LLC: Florida Update (04/18/2018).
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. The telephone number in that office, which is not a direct means of contacting Karen J. Orlin, is (305) 441-9548.
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