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Karen (K.) Powell Ward
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  • Ms. Ward Founded the Firm in 2000. Managing Partner, Attorney, Realtor, Practicing Agent since 1973

Location:

Destin, FL

Phone:

Fax:

850-650-9659

Email:

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Transactions
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Business Organizations
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Corporate Governance
  • Dissolution
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Liens
  • Family Law
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • State Trial Practice
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Condominiums & Cooperatives
  • Conveyancing
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 2005

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. - 09/1999
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
    • B.A. - 09/1996
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Communications
    • Minor: Environmental Politics & Policy
  • Okaloosa Walton Community College, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
    • A.A. - 12/1993
    • Honors: High Honors

Honors And Awards

  • "Best of Show" Miami Trade Mart Gift & Decorative Accessories Show (created, manufactured & sold original product throughout U.S. & Canada) product was featured in Miami news media & Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, Trust Law and Business Law Sections, Member
  • Florida Bar, Sections: Real Property, Business Law, Family Law, Trial Lawyers and Tax Sections, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2000 to 2006
  • Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC, Member, 2002
  • Republic National Title Insurance Company, Authorized Agent
  • National Association of Realtors, Member, 1973
  • Florida Association of Realtors, Member, 1973
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, Member, 1973
  • Indian Bayou Owners Association, Inc., Board of Directors, 2005
  • Holiday Isle Improvement Association, Destin, FL, Board of Directors & Chairman, Beautification Committee, 1982 to 1983
  • Downtown Redevelopment Agency, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Board of Directors, 1978 to 1979
  • Downtown Businessman's Assoc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Vice-President, 1977 to 1978
  • Downtown Businessman's Assoc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Board of Directors & Chairman, Advertising & Promotions Committee, 1976 to 1978
  • First City Bank, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Advisory Board, Board of Directors, 1975 to 1977

Past Employment

  • City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, Special Projects Planner & Assistant to Chief of Comprehensive Planning, 1997 to 1999
  • Real Estate International, Inc., Destin, FL, Realtor, 1987 to 1996
  • Karen K. Ward, Realtor, Destin, FL, Realtor/ Owner, 1985 to 1987
  • Century 21-JBA, Inc., Destin, FL, CEO, President, Broker, 1983 to 1985
  • Benchmark Brokers, Inc., Destin, FL, Vice President, General Manager, Broker, 1980 to 1983
  • A Different Drummer & Carincraft, Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Owner/Operator, 1974 to 1980
  • Real Estate International, Inc., Destin, FL, Office Manager, Advertising and Promotions Director, 1972 to 1974

Ancillary Businesses

  • Qualifying Broker, RealJoy Properties
  • Active Fla. Lic. Real Estate Broker/Realtor Since 1979
  • Fla. Real Estate Salesman's License (1973)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Theta Kappa