Karen Schecter Dayno has extensive trust and estate experience, with areas of concentration in trust/estate planning and administration, guardianship matters, Orphans’ Court litigation, and general business and succession planning. Karen represents various nonprofit organizations, overseeing the preparation of organizational documents, obtaining tax-exempt status, as well as handling other tax-related issues.
Karen received a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, and a law degree from Temple University School of Law in 1985, where she was a Dean’s List student and a member of the Law Review. She earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from Temple University School of Law in 1989.
She is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Wills, Estates, Probate and Tax Law and Elder Law Sections of the Montgomery County Bar Association. She is a member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council.
Karen was instrumental in obtaining tax-exempt status for the Philadelphia Stroke Council. She is involved in other charitable organizations, having served as president of From The Heart, a group of women from the Philadelphia area who raise money to support various charities and families in need. She volunteers as a child advocate for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (representing abused children in family court and criminal proceedings), and as a pro bono attorney for Wills for Heroes. Karen recently was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life and was named Chair of the Legal Steering Committee at Congregation Beth Or.