Karleen serves the Firm as a paralegal. She joined the Firm in 1990, where she provided paralegal services for the trust and funding department; assisted the attorneys in estate planning, real estate, corporate and trust administration matters; and coordinated transactions with out-of-state counsel and funding. She brought with her a distinguished record of service in banking, where she provided staff support in bookkeeping, the loan department, teller services, and served as an assistant to the attorneys in the legal research department for the FDIC. In addition, while working for a company in the oil and gas industry, she gained experience in minerals, and oil and gas transactions. She has been married to her husband, Jerry, since 1986. They have two beautiful grown daughters, and currently reside in Piedmont, which is also home to their two dogs and cat.