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Karen Muir Young, Esq.

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Biography

Karen Muir Young is admitted to practice in the State of New York, Second Judicial Department and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Muir Young spent five years practicing in a general litigation firm representing clients in probate, intestate, guardianship, matrimonial, family, criminal, foreclosure, modification, bankruptcy, consumer debt, landlord tenant, real estate, discrimination, traffic, and civil litigation matters. She has extensive experience both in the courtroom as well as in mediation proceedings. She is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association.

Ms. Muir Young graduated from Touro Law Center with a Juris Doctor degree, and from Long Island University at CW Post College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Arts Management. At Touro Law she was president of the Environmental Law Society. She was also a quarter finalist in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition and was awarded best oralist 2 of 3 rounds. While attending law school Ms. Muir Young interned with the Huntington Town Attorney’s office, became a Certified Conference Facilitator for the Institute of Restorative Practices and an Unemployment Action Advocate.

Before attending law school, Ms. Muir Young was the Director of Marketing and Technology at a 35 million dollar corporation where she funded and oversaw all marketing activities. Ms. Muir Young also volunteered, lead, and organized two annual teams for the Heart Walk, which is the American Heart Association’s annual premiere fundraising event.

Education

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Environmental Law Society, President
    • Honors: National Environmental Moot Court Competition, Quarter Finalist
    • Honors: Best Oralist 2 of 3 Rounds
  • Long Island University, CW Post College
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Major: Arts Management

Pro-Bono Activities

  • American Heart Association, Heart Walk, Volunteer
  • American Heart Association, Heart Walk, Lead

Past Positions

  • Law Office of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq. PC
  • Huntington Town Attorney’s Office, Intern

Professional Associations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Active Member, Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Active Member, Present

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Conference Facilitator, Institute of Restorative Practices and an Unemployment Action Advocate

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Asset Protection & Trusts
  • Estate Administration & Probate
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • Estate Tax & Retirement Income Planning
  • Long Term Care Planning & Geriatric Care Management
  • Special Needs Planning & Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York