Karen M. Willis

Deputy County Counsel

Karen Willis joined the General Government Section of the Office of the County Counsel in 2018.  She handles real estate transactional work for the County, including purchase and sale, financing, leasing, and development agreements.  Her focus includes affordable housing for the County's low-income residents.

Karen's professional expertise includes:

  • Real Estate Development and Finance
  • Affordable Housing
  • Leasing and Contracting
  • Land Use and Environmental Diligence


  • Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
    • Law Review, Equal Justice Foundation Fellow
  • American University, B.A., 1990
    • Study Abroad Internship with the Scottish National Party, House of Commons, London, UK

Prior Experience

  • Partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2011-2018)
  • Contract Attorney at Bingham McCutcheon, LLP (2010)
  • Contract Attorney at The Dzivi Law Firm, P.C. (2008-2010)
  • Associate Attorney and Contract Attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2007-2010)
  • Associate at Shearman & Sterling (1995-2000)
  • Assistant to Counsel at U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (1991-1992)

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