Kathryn A. McLaughlin is founding partner of McLaughlin & Wilshinsky, P.C. Her principal practice areas include commercial and residential real estate; matrimonial and family law; business and employment law; and probate and estate planning.
Prior to establishing the firm in 1994, Ms. McLaughlin was associated with the law firm of Judd Burstein, where her caseload included white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and appellate work in federal and state courts. Ms. McLaughlin earned her law degree in 1992 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was Supervising Editor of the Cardozo Law Review, and is admitted to practice in the Federal and State Courts of New York.
Ms. McLaughlin also has an extensive business background, giving her a unique perspective on legal issues facing her clients. Prior to earning her law degree, she spent nearly a decade in marketing, sales and management at WPLJ-FM, an ABC-owned-and-operated radio station, which enabled her to hone her negotiation and dispute resolution skills. Ms. McLaughlin’s real estate experience also includes service on the Board of Directors of Park Towers Tenants Corporation, a 280+ unit cooperative corporation, where she served for six years, two of which she served as president. Ms. McLaughlin has also been certified in New York State to instruct real estate continuing education, and recently qualified to serve as a volunteer arbitrator for the New York City Small Claims Court.
Among other volunteer and community activities, Ms. McLaughlin served on the Board of Trustees of Mater Dei Prep, her high school alma mater in New Jersey. Ms. McLaughlin is a volunteer coach with the Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program, a competitive program for New York City grade school students. She was also privileged to render pro-bono legal representation in multiple probate and guardianship matters to families affected by the September 11th tragedy.
Ms. McLaughlin earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.
Phone: (212) 477-1846
Karen S. Wilshinsky is a partner of McLaughlin & Wilshinsky, P.C., which she joined in 2005. Her practice is concentrated in contractual business matters, with an emphasis on trademark and copyright protection, unfair competition law, and domestic and international intellectual property protection.
Prior to forming McLaughlin & Wilshinsky, P.C., Ms. Wilshinsky has represented clients ranging from global multinational corporations to small business owners and individuals, including years spent at a top-rated trademark firm, and a decade spent serving as Consulting Trademark Counsel to Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. Ms. Wilshinsky works with law firms in almost 200 foreign jurisdictions in managing her clients' global intellectual property portfolios.
Ms. Wilshinsky is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts of the States of New York, New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the International Trademark Association and numerous Bar Associations. Ms. Wilshinsky earned her undergraduate degree from the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., earned her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, located in New York City, where she was the Senior Managing Editor of what is now the Cardozo Women’s Law Journal. She also studied the law and institutions of the European Community at the University of Brussels.
Ms. Wilshinsky is active in her community where she sits on the Board of Directors of her 3500-member community association, three years of which she served as President. Ms. Wilshinsky has participated in various community activities, including providing pro bono legal services to members of her community, teaching computer skills to female parolees in New York City, and acting as guardian ad litem for individuals in need before the New York City housing courts. She and her husband, Carl, a pilot and corporate aviation manager, currently reside with their son outside of New York City.
Phone : (212) 477-1723