Michael J. Karlan

  • Practice Areas:

The Law Offices of Michael J. Karlan handles a wide range of issues involving individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, and other forms of organizations.  This includes business formation, contract negotiations, business consulting, tax preparation, tax planning, estate planning (including will preparation), serving as a District of Columbia registered agent, and a wide range of other issues.  Please click on What We Do for a more detailed description of the practice areas that we handle.

  • Legal Experience:

Michael J. Karlan has practiced law since 1992. Prior to starting his own law practice, Michael J. Karlan spent three years at Covington & Burling, one of the nationís oldest and most prestigious law firms. He also spent two years clerking for the Honorable Julian I . Jacobs, a highly-respected Federal Judge. And he spent a year at the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, where he served as the principal drafter of regulations affecting millions of taxpayers.

  • Education:

Michael J. Karlan graduated with honors from Columbia Law School. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration (emphasis in accounting) from the University of Colorado, where he was valedictorian of his graduating class. He holds an advanced degree in tax law from New York University School of Law.

  • Publications and Legal Panels:

Michael J. Karlan regularly speaks on legal panels and teaches seminars for individuals and small businesses.  His legal works have been published on numerous occasions by the American Bar Association.

  • Business Experience:

In addition to his legal practice, Michael J. Karlan also has extensive entrepreneurial experience. He personally started a number of very successful small businesses and other entities, including Professionals in the City, the D.C. Society of Young Professionals,  the 2950 Van Ness Tenants Association, and Twitch Speed Enterprises, LLC, and he has been heavily involved with real estate partnerships for over fifteen years.

To contact Michael J. Karlan, please email him at michael@michaelkarlan.com or telephone him at 202.363.4997