Karen Piontek

Head of Commercial Property

Karen specialises in Property Law and heads up our team of Commercial Property and Residential Lawyers at our Hollinwood office.

Known for her pragmatism and excellent communication skills, Karen has built up a reputation within the professional sector for providing clients with a meticulous, thorough service. Not surprisingly, her refreshing and proactive approach results in clients returning to her for legal support time and time again.

Karen's clients value her commercial approach and commitment. She takes the time to get to know and understand her clients' specific business or individual needs - this ensures she can advise on the most appropriate structure for each transaction.

Specialist Areas

Karen specialises in all aspects of commercial property including:

  • The acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property
  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Commercial leases
  • Pension fund acquisitions
  • Development set-up
  • Utility agreements
  • Agricultural land
  • Bank finance and corporate support

She acts on behalf of a variety of clients ranging from investors, liquidators, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), partnerships, lenders and charities as well as private individuals.

Karen's Legal Experience

Karen has worked in the legal profession since 1998, qualifying as a Legal Executive in 2003 and attaining Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2005. She joined Pearson Solicitors in 2014 from Harrison Drury & Co Ltd, Lancashire, where she was a commercial property lawyer and successfully led the residential property department. She was also the head of the home and family sector, playing a key role in the development, marketing and strategic growth of the team.

Outside the office

A busy mum of two boys, Karen enjoys spending her free time with her family, four dogs ... and her Irish sports horse.

You can follow Karen on Twitter here: @karen_piontek.