Director Of Fiduciary Services
Senior Vice President
Karen is the Director of Fiduciary Services and Senior Vice President. In her role, she leads the team of Trust Officers and provides oversight and leadership for all fiduciary activity in the Wealth Management Department. Prior to joining Seacoast Bank, Karen was a practicing attorney at various firms in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay areas. Her practice concentrated in the areas of Trust and Estate Planning, Estate Tax Planning, Business Succession Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Probate Litigation, Trust Administration, Guardianship, Guardian Advocacy, Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, Long-term Care Planning and Elder Law. She has represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in a variety of matters including probate and trust litigation, real property litigation, breach of contract and fraudulent transfer litigation. Karen has also taught estate and trust law as a Professor of Legal Studies and she has lectured at various statewide seminars regarding trusts and estates.
Karen has been a member of various legal associations across Florida, including the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Florida State Guardianship Association and Academy of Special Needs Planners. She is currently a member of the Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar. She is also a member of the Florida Bankers Association and is currently serving on the Trust & Wealth Management Education Committee.
Karen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her Juris Doctorate from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. While in law school, Karen received five book awards for the top grade in her class, served on the Editorial Board of Barry Law Review and clerked as a judicial intern before the family law court in the 18th Judicial Circuit.
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