KAREN J. RADAKOVICH
- Real Estate
- Association Law
- General Business Law
- Of Counsel. Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., Boulder, Colorado. September, 1996 to Present. Represents clients in all real estate-related transactions (both residential and commercial) and related financing matters. Also represents clients in general business matters, foreclosures and bankruptcy.
- Corporate Counsel. Resolution Trust Corporation, Denver, Colorado, 1990 to 1995. Supervised and directed the investigation of and complex litigation against financial institution insiders and professionals. Also supervised comprehensive legal matters (including litigation, employment, environmental, real estate, securities and corporate matters) for numerous financial institutions controlled by RTC.
- Attorney. Karen J. Radakovich, P.C., Boulder and Denver, Colorado, 1983 to 1990. Sole shareholder and director of a private firm specializing in bankruptcy, litigation, real estate and water law. Member of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustees; appointed as Referee in state District Court; qualified as expert witness in water law litigation.
- Associate Attorney. Sterling & Simon, P.C., Denver, Colorado, 1981 to 1983. Represented state court-appointed Receiver of real estate and mortgage company; handled bankruptcy and litigation matters.
- Registered Representative (Series 7, inactive) with the National Association of Securities Dealers.
- J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1981
- B.S., Iowa State University, with Distinction, 1978
- Major - Business Administration (Management); minor - Sociology. Member, Honors Program.
- State of Colorado Bar
- United States District Court, District of Colorado
- United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
- Colorado Bar Association
- Boulder Bar Association
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Karen J. Radakovich is of counsel with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C., a Colorado law firm. Her practice areas include Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Finance, and General Law. Contact Karen Radakovich.
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