Areas of Expertise

Karen has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. Her experience includes assisting clients with business acquisitions and restructures, personal property securities law, share acquisitions and corporate governance. She also has a strong understanding of how the law applies to not-for-profits and charities.

Public companies rely on Karen to guide them through the details of corporate governance and complying with the Corporations Act. She is particularly skilled at navigating ASIC policy and helping clients understand their disclosure obligations under ASX listing rules.



  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Tasmania)

  • Law Society of NSW


A word from Karen

"In my time at Bartier Perry, I’ve really enjoyed finding solutions for clients that help them achieve their business and commercial objectives. I’ve especially enjoyed being part of indirectly improving the way clients run their businesses by conducting seminars in areas that impact their processes or the ways in which they deal with their own clients."


Career highlights

  • Advising and acting for a university on monetising multi-location residential accommodation.

  • Advising universities on various corporate governance matters, including reviewing and amending governing documents and complying with charities and not for profit legislation.

  • Advising public companies on corporate governance and complying with Corporations Act and ASX listing rules.

  • Advising and acting for private clients in various industries including printing, pharmaceutical, aviation, manufacturing, information technology and distribution.


Specific areas of focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Corporate compliance

  • Shareholders agreements

  • Corporate advisory

  • Personal property securities law