150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Karen L. Schreiber

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Lindquist & Vennum PLLP

Contact Information

4200 IDS Center
80 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis MN 55402
Work (612) 371-2495
Fax (612) 371-3207

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Karen chairs Lindquist & Vennum’s Family Law practice group. She has devoted her practice exclusively to family law for 22 years, assisting clients with adoptions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, marriage dissolutions, child custody, parenting time (visitation) matters, paternity matters, and post-decree matters. Karen has extensive experience with marriage dissolutions involving closely held businesses; valuation and division of executive compensation; complex property settlements; child support; and spousal maintenance. A primary benefit of Karen’s experience is the practical, common-sense approach she takes to family-related legal matters. Although she is a well-prepared and determined litigator when the situation demands it, she prefers to promote accord among family members and resolve issues early on, if possible. Her respect for and collaboration with all parties involved—from custody evaluators and accountants to judges and opposing counsel—has led psychologists, accountants, clergy and attorneys throughout Minnesota to regularly refer clients to her. Karen’s knowledge, capabilities and approach have made her an attorney of choice for clients with complicated finances—involving, for example, tax issues, trusts, complex forms of compensation and multiple business interests. She helps clients work through such situations by performing continuing cost-benefit analyses and providing clients with the information they need to make informed decisions at each step in the process. Karen is one of a limited number of attorneys in the Twin Cities who have met the criteria and passed the rigorous admissions process to be admitted as a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she serves on the board of managers. She is also a member of the family law sections of the Minnesota and American bar associations; a former chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Family Law Section; and a Rule 114 qualified mediator. In addition, she serves on the panel of qualified Hennepin County Financial Early Neutral Evaluators.


Family Law


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William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1985) William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1985) University of Minnesota (A.A., 1975)

Legal Organizations

Family Law Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association and American Bar Association; Minnesota Women Lawyers; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Past: Co-Chair, Program Co-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section.


Included in "Annual Super Lawyers Listing of Minnesota's Best Family Law Lawyers," 2003 to present; Minnesota Top 100 Women Lawyers, 2005 to 2009; Mediator, Minnesota Supreme Court Roster of Rule 114 Qualified Neutrals; Hennepin County Financial Early Neutral Evaluator.

CLE Presentations

"Thinking Outside the Box...and Inside the Witness Stand," AAMFT Annual Conference, 2008.

AAML Chapter

Board of Managers, External Relations Vice President, Minnesota Chapter.

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