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Karis L. North

Karis L. North has been practicing municipal and public sector law since 2006, and has over twenty years of experience counseling and resolving complex disputes for public clients.  She is currently Town Counsel for the Town of Natick, Special Counsel to the Towns of Cohasset and Burlington, and provides legal services to other cities and towns in Massachusetts.  Ms. North is also an experienced litigator on behalf of municipalities and municipal agencies, private parties, and non-profit organizations.  She has experience in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, and also in arbitrations and in administrative litigation before a variety of state agencies.

Her practice is focused on counseling and advocacy on behalf of municipal governments and agencies.  She provides representation and advice in the areas of municipal governance, public records and open meeting law, regulatory and environmental counseling and enforcement, real estate transfers and transactions, affordable housing, land use and planning, conflicts of interest, and town meetings.  Ms. North also represents municipalities in collective bargaining, arbitrations and other labor proceedings, as well as in wage and hour litigation and in employment litigation.  Her goal in any matter is to find the right solution for her clients.  She engages in creative problem solving to resolve conflicts and has achieved favorable outcomes for her clients in many settings that take into account the client’s needs as well as the facts and law underlying each matter.

Ms. North has a B.S. from Cornell University and received her J.D. cum laude from Vermont Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review.  She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, in the state of Maryland, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Ms. North was a recent speaker at the MCLE annual Municipal Law Conference and at Suffolk University’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy.  Active in the community, Ms. North is a Director of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyer’s Association and a member of the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees, where she chairs the Governance Committee.  She was also recently appointed to the inaugural Plymouth County Commission on the Status of Women and was elected to the position of Chairwoman by her sister Commissioners.

Education

  • J.D: Vermont Law School cum laude
  • Bachelors: Cornell University

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Education

  • J.D: Vermont Law School cum laude
  • Bachelors: Cornell University

Karis L. North

Karis L. North has been practicing municipal and public sector law since 2006, and has over twenty years of experience counseling and resolving complex disputes for public clients.  She is currently Town Counsel for the Town of Natick, Special Counsel to the Towns of Cohasset and Burlington, and provides legal services to other cities and towns in Massachusetts.  Ms. North is also an experienced litigator on behalf of municipalities and municipal agencies, private parties, and non-profit organizations.  She has experience in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, and also in arbitrations and in administrative litigation before a variety of state agencies.

Her practice is focused on counseling and advocacy on behalf of municipal governments and agencies.  She provides representation and advice in the areas of municipal governance, public records and open meeting law, regulatory and environmental counseling and enforcement, real estate transfers and transactions, affordable housing, land use and planning, conflicts of interest, and town meetings.  Ms. North also represents municipalities in collective bargaining, arbitrations and other labor proceedings, as well as in wage and hour litigation and in employment litigation.  Her goal in any matter is to find the right solution for her clients.  She engages in creative problem solving to resolve conflicts and has achieved favorable outcomes for her clients in many settings that take into account the client’s needs as well as the facts and law underlying each matter.

Ms. North has a B.S. from Cornell University and received her J.D. cum laude from Vermont Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review.  She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, in the state of Maryland, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Ms. North was a recent speaker at the MCLE annual Municipal Law Conference and at Suffolk University’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy.  Active in the community, Ms. North is a Director of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyer’s Association and a member of the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees, where she chairs the Governance Committee.  She was also recently appointed to the inaugural Plymouth County Commission on the Status of Women and was elected to the position of Chairwoman by her sister Commissioners.

 

 

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