Karen Masterson Dienst


Karen is a seasoned corporate and securities lawyer with over 20 years of experience representing companies, entrepreneurs, investors and executives in a wide range of transactions and industries. She specializes in start-up formations, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions, including intellectual property licensing. She has deep experience in international transactions, both in-bound and out-bound, in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

With her grounding as a partner in the business department of Morrison & Foerster, combined with her experience as an international lawyer at a database software company and as General Counsel at a publicly-traded medical device company, Karen brings a breadth and depth of legal and business experience to her clients not often found in a boutique practice. Karen understands the practical business challenges and imperatives that companies face and brings this perspective to every client representation.