Admissions and Appointments

Licensed to Practice Law in:
New York  - Florida -  Tennessee

U.S. Court of International Trade 
New York, New York

U.S Federal Court 
Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville

American Bar Association 
International Law Section 
 Cyber, Arts & Technology Division 
Chair (2022-present)

American Bar Association 
International Law Section 
Intellectual Property Committee 
Vice-Chair (2017-2019) Co-Chair (2019-2022)

Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA)  
Greater Nashville, TN (2016-present)

American Bar Association 
Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission  
Draft of Model Rules for 
Collegiate Athletes Intellectual Property Name, Image and Likeness (2020-2021)

 Jus Vini - The Journal of Wine & Spirits Law 
Reims, France 
Peer Reviewer (2022-present)

American Bar Association 
International Law Section 
International Law News 
Managing Editor elect (2023)

Articles & Books

Karin has authored numerous legal articles, inspirational books and music industry resources. 

Continuing Legal Education Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • US Constitutional Law, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association in partnership with Lipscomb University Law Camp, Civics and Law Academy, June 2018.
  • US Trends on Fair Use and EU Copyright Directive, sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law, Entrepreneur Center, San Francisco, CA, September 2019. 
  • US Trends on Fair Use and EU Copyright Directive, sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar AssociationBeverly Hills, California, November 2019.
  • When Machines Create; Ai Generated Works and the Future of IP, sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law, accepted for inclusion at the ABA Section of International Law Annual Meeting, NY, NY April 2020 and Miami in 2021.

 Published Articles

Summer 2017 

Investing in Cuba: Balancing Risk, Journal of Insurance and Financial Management, Ontario Canada

Summer 2016

Legal Barriers and Other Challenges to Franchising in Cuba, Int’l Journal of Franchising Law, London

Spring 2016

The Future of Franchising in Cuba, ABA, Int’l Comm. Transactions, Franchising, and Distribution Committee 

Fall 2015, volume XXXII, no. 1

Int’l Dispute Resolution in Cuba, FL Bar Int’l Law Journal

Winter 2016, volume XXXIII

Gender Equality and Women in Law in Cuba, FL Bar Int’l Law Journal

Academic History



Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida 

Juris Doctor in International Law (Business & Trade)            

Honors: cum laude 

National Order of Scribes Award for Excellence in Legal Writing


Stetson Law International Law Department for Study in Oxford, England

Studied Offshore Asset Protection Trusts in Grand Cayman


University of Reims School of Law, Reims, France  

International Certificate / Diploma, International Trademarks & Wine Law  



Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee

 Bachelor of Science

Honors:   magna cum laude 

Alpha Chi National Honor Society (for graduates in the top 10% nationally) 


Rasmussen Summer in London, UK 

Executive Women International ASSIST Summer Study at University of London, England


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