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Legal Ethics

Expert Witness Profile

Karen J. Orlin is the Managing Member of Karen J. Orlin P.L., a Florida professional limited liability company maintaining its office in Coral Gables, Florida. Ms. Orlin provides forensic consulting and litigation support in corporate, limited liability company and not-for-profit entity governance, fiduciary duty, and legal ethics, including legal malpractice.

She also practices corporate, limited liability company, business transactions, and not-for-profit law in the States of Florida (licensed to practice law since 1982) and New York (licensed to practice law since 1973). She has served as associate, senior attorney, of counsel, partner and member of law firms and as Associate Counsel and General Legal Counsel of financial institutions.

She is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.

Her professional experience includes her service as member of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and various committees of the Business Law Section and Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association, as member of the Professional Ethics Committee and the Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges and as former member of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and as former Chair of the Corporations, Securities and Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section, former Vice Chair of the Committee on Relations with CPAs and the FICPA, and former member of the Professional Ethics Committee, of The Florida Bar.

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®. (AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished℠ and Martindale-Hubbell Notable℠ are Certification Marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. For further information, see

She also is a published author, seminar speaker, and webinar presenter regarding opinion letter standards, limited liability company governance, fiduciary duty, and transactions, not-for-profit entity law, and legal ethics, and has taught law school and paralegal studies classes in Miami and New York City.

A list of matters in which Ms. Orlin has served as expert witness or forensic consultant is available upon request. She has not been deposed or qualified by a court to give expert testimony or testified as an expert.


References in this listing to "expertise" mean and refer to areas in which Ms. Orlin concentrates her forensic consulting and litigation support services and do not represent Ms. Orlin as an "expert" as that term is used in the Rules of Professional Conduct applicable to attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Florida or New York.