Karen Schuller Boardman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. After undergraduate studies, Karen spent eight years working as an intellectual property paralegal, continuing to work full-time while attending law school in the evening at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Karen is licensed to practice in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Karen advises both emerging and established business and creative clients in protecting their intellectual property through trademarks and copyrights, with a registration rate of at least 95%. Karen counsels businesses on entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, sales transactions, and other day-to-day operational matters. Karen assists nonprofits with organization and tax-exempt status applications, as well as their intellectual property and business needs. Karen works with clients on estate planning, as well as handing administration of estates in probate.
Originally from New Jersey, Karen attended Providence Senior High School in Charlotte. After living in the Triangle area of North Carolina for 24 years, Karen recently moved back to the Queen City to join Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, P.A. She and her husband Adam live with their dog Abigail in South Charlotte.
We strive to provide our clients with legal advice and representation that is:
Our clients expect this and they deserve nothing less. The depth of our talent and breadth of our experience allow us to efficiently handle sophisticated and complex matters as well as our clients’ day-to-day legal needs. We are committed to the highest standards of client service and satisfaction on every matter that is entrusted to us. Lasting client relationships, based on mutual trust and respect, form the foundation of our professional success and personal satisfaction.
Our people are our strength.
We have surrounded our lawyers with a very capable and devoted staff that understands how important every client and case is to our firm. We have the best support team in the Carolinas serving our clients’ diverse legal needs and are proud that we have several staff members who have celebrated their ten year anniversaries with the firm.
By placing a high value on people and relationships, we’ve developed a culture within the firm that recognizes the importance of balanced lives for both our attorneys and our staff. Devotion and commitment to faith, family and meaningful involvement in our community are emphasized and encouraged. We strive to attract people who share our vision and values and seek to maintain an environment that protects and supports our team of attorneys and staff as they each pursue those priorities daily.
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