Karen Smith

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Karen is a paralegal in Taft’s Southfield office and provides support to the firm’s Real Estate practice group. Karen has extensive experience in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions for both developers and investors. She manages real estate due diligence and processes that include title insurance and survey review, land use and zoning, and document preparation. Karen’s breadth of knowledge extends to several areas of law, including consumer finance and leasing, bankruptcy, and financial services transaction law.

Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and her paralegal certificate from Oakland University.

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  • Oakland University

    Paralegal Certificate

  • Michigan State University

    B.A. – Psychology 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Real Property Section

  • Oakland County Bar Association

    Member, Paralegal Section

  • Oakland University Paralegal Program

    Advisory Board Member

  • State Bar of Michigan

    Member, Paralegal Section

Community Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity


  • Homes for Autism