South Florida Family Attorney
The law office of Karen Munzer, Esq. provides skilled, service-oriented legal support to individuals in the areas of family law and divorce, consumer bankruptcy, and foreclosure defense. With offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, we are positioned to assist clients throughout South Florida, in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. A Supreme Court certified civil circuit mediator, a certified arbitrator, a skilled negotiator, and an experienced litigator, Ms. Munzer provides comprehensive services to a wide range of clients. Although we encourage amicable settlement, we will never hesitate to pursue more aggressive litigation in order to secure the most favorable results for our clients. Our firm understands that many of our clients are facing stressful, emotionally-trying situations. Our firm provides solutions; efficient, effective guidance; and representation through each step in the legal process. If you are facing a contentious divorce or the loss of your home in a foreclosure proceeding, you have options. We will help you discover, explore, and select the best option(s) for you. For the convenience of our clients, we maintain flexible office hours and will work to schedule meetings at times that work for you. To discuss your legal needs with a truly dedicated and compassionate advocate, please contact Karen Munzer, Attorney At Law, today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
1041 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 236
Miami FL 33179
Ms. Munzer assists spouses in dissolution of marriage or divorce proceedings, including representing dependant spouses in need of spousal support (alimony) and helping clients obtain Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDROs) for the division of qualifying retirement benefits. Ms. Munzer can help you seek a court award of spousal support, or help you and your former spouse work out a support arrangement in a marital agreement. Ms. Munzer also assists with child custody, visitation, and support issues, including establishing or challenging paternity.
Karen Munzer is an attorney and mediator currently offering services in the areas of family law, consumer bankruptcy, and foreclosure defense for property owners. Ms. Munzer's wide range of professional experience encompasses:
-Real Estate Law: Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Deeds in Lieu, Drafting Commercial Leases and Buy-Sell Agreements, Landlord-Tenant Issues, Closings. Licensed Real Estate Agent.
-Family Law: Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support (Alimony), Dependency, Adoption, Guardian Ad Litem.
-Consumer Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Liquidation and Chapter 13 "Wage Earner's" Bankruptcy.
-Employment Law: Trial Preparation and Litigation of Title VII/ Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act(FLSA), and Retaliation Cases. Review of Severance and Employment Contracts.
-Wills and Trusts: Wills, Trusts, and Probate.
Ms. Munzer is a certified arbitrator, a skilled negotiator, and a seasoned litigator. In addition, she is a Supreme Court-certified civil circuit mediator, which enables the courts to refer civil cases to her for resolution, including foreclosure matters. Her experience in a broad range of dispute resolution methods allows her to offer clients the best resolution method for their particular cases and needs.
Ms. Munzer graduated cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She went on to take nursing classes from the University of Miami School of Nursing, where she earned a Henry Stanford Scholarship and was a member of the prestigious non-profit Golden Key Honour Society. During and after nursing school, Ms. Munzer worked as a medical and surgical nurse, and was later employed as an adjunct faculty member in the Broward Community College Wellness Department.
After nursing school, Ms. Munzer obtained her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, graduating cum laude in the top 5% of her class. While in law school, she was a member of the National Moot Court, and participated in the Law Review. In addition, she worked as a law clerk for a Federal Judge in Social Security law and as a summer associate in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Prior to starting her own practice in 1990, Ms. Munzer assisted in real estate transactions, foreclosures, and commercial litigation, and was of counsel at a premier employment law and personal injury firm. In addition, she also provided pro bono foreclosure defense services for indigent Florida families.
When not helping clients resolve their legal issues, Ms. Munzer enjoys wildlife photography, teaching Pilates and yoga, and painting. In addition, she is currently enrolled as a graduate student in a weekend MBA program offered by Nova Southeastern University.
-M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University, pending
-J.D., cum laude, Nova Southeastern University
-B.S., cum laude, Fairleigh Dickinson University
-Nursing, University of Miami School of Nursing
-Florida State Bar, 1986
-Southern District Federal Bar
-Middle District Federal Bar
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES
-Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator
-Licensed Real Estate Agent
-Florida State Bar Association
-Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association
-Broward County Bar Association
-Dade County Bar Association
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
Nova Southeastern University