Karyn Vanderwarren concentrates her practice in the areas of Commercial Lending, Commercial Real Estate, and Estate Planning. She also accepts a limited number of collaborative family law cases.
Before beginning her career as a lawyer, Ms. Vanderwarren became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for several large organizations and later owned her own consulting practice. As a law student, Ms. Vanderwarren was the Managing Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and worked as a judicial extern in the United States District Court, Northern District. She graduated law school with honors.
Ms. Vanderwarren’s commercial lending practice includes representing banks and private lenders in a broad range of transactions including real estate backed loans, contruction loans, secured transactions, and corporate employee loan programs.
Ms. Vanderwarren’s commercial real estate practice includes the purchase and acquisition of commercial and investment properties and leasing. Ms. Vanderwarren is well-versed in recommending and forming an appropriate structure for ownership of commercial and investment properties.
Ms. Vanderwarren’s estate planning practice focuses on helping clients meet their goals, which include avoiding probate, minimizing or avoiding estate taxes, and ensuring that the estate is managed and distributed according to the client’s wishes.
Ms. Vanderwarren enjoys writing and has published articles in the Illinois Bar Journal and the Chicago-Kent Law Review. She is a recipient of the 46th Annual Lincoln Award for legal writing. She frequently presents on various legal subjects including business law, estate planning and probate, and real estate.
She has also completed the 40-hour Family Mediation Training at DePaul University and the Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training offered through the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. She is committed to educating her clients and peers about the benefits of the Collaborative Process and has been an active supporter of the passage of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act.