Karen E. Howe, CP, APC is the managing member of Wealth Counselor's Advantage, Ltd providing paralegal and accounting support services to attorneys and accountants for over 5 years on a contract or freelance basis. She previously worked as an in-house paralegal for 10 years specializing in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, fiduciary tax, fiduciary accounting, and trust administration.
Karen received a B. A. degree in Legal Administration from The University of West Florida in 1994. She earned the Certified Paralegal (CP) designation in 1997 and the Advanced Paralegal Certification (APC) in Probate, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Tax in 2000.
In 2002 she was asked to speak on The Relevant Provisions of The 2001 Tax Act Related to Estate Planning as a Guest Speaker at the National Association of Legal Assistants National Convention in Savannah, Georgia.
In 2006, she provided two informative lectures: Administering the Estate or Trust - The Rules and Accountings for Estates and Trusts for Lorman Education Services seminar attendees.
Her writing credits include articles for legal publications such as Legal Assistant Today, NJ Paralegal Press, Facts & Findings (NALA) and ActionLine (RPPTL).
Professional Associations & Memberships
Affiliate Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Affiliate Member of the Tallahassee Women Lawyer’s Association
Member of the National Assocation of Freelance Legal Professionals
Member of Cambridge Who's Who Registery of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Board Member Legal Studies Advisory Committee, University of West Florida
Honors and Awards
Certified Paralegal, NALA
Advanced Paralegal Certification, Probate, Estate Planning & Fiduciary Tax, NALA