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Karena is an Associate with PIB Law and focuses her practice on the representation of financial institutions in connection with financial services-related litigation matters.

Prior to joining PIB Law, Karena served as an Associate at Stern, Lavinthal & Frankenberg, LLC, where her practice focused on representing financial institutions in civil litigation matters, including foreclosure, creditors’ rights, and priority disputes. Previously, she served as an Associate at Joseph A. Chang & Associates, LLC, where her practice focused on representing debtors in residential, tax, and commercial foreclosure actions as well as consumer debt collection litigation.

Professional Activities

Community & Professional

New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association


Honors & Recognitions

New Jersey Rising Stars Super Lawyers, 2017



  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York


Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

Seton Hall University, B.S.