Karen S. Boardman

Karen S. Boardman

Practice Concentration

      • Intellectual Property
      • Business and Corporate
      • Estate Planning and Estate Administration

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.

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998) – B.A., in History and Political Science
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law (2006) – J.D., evening program, Law Review, Dean’s List, Dean’s Leadership Award

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee (2006)
  • North Carolina (2009)
  • Eastern District of North Carolina