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Northwestern University School of Law
As Of Counsel at Margolis & Bloom, Karen B. Mariscal practices in the areas of special needs estate planning, guardianship, and disability law. Karen has been a highly-regarded lawyer in private practice for more than 30 years, half of that time in New York City and half in Boston at Peabody & Arnold, LLP, and White & Williams, LLP.
Karen is a passionate advocate for her clients, including people who have family members with special needs. She and her husband have a severely autistic son who is now a young adult, living at home, so she understands how to navigate the system and what parents go through. Karen has been very active in Special Olympics, founding Wellesley’s Special Olympics track team (part of Wellesley S.T.A.R.S.), is a member of the Adult Services Committee of AFAM (Advocacy for Autism Massachusetts) and is on the board of Camp Starfish, a camp for children with emotional and behavioral issues. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
In addition to estate planning and guardianship (including supported decision-making), Karen provides families with information, resources, and practical assistance regarding their children’s adult day programming and housing and residential options and supports. Karen is a graduate of Indiana University, cum laude, and Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude.
Margolis & Bloom provides the highest level of legal representation to help clients protect their assets, families and legacies in an increasingly risky world. We specialize in the areas of planning for long-term care, children with special needs, and smooth estate administration for individuals and families.