Karen L. DeAngelus

PARTNER

Karen is a partner and founding member of DeAngelus Goralczyk, PLLC.  For nearly 20 years she has devoted her law practice to representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions.  Karen co-founded the firm of Herkenham & DeAngelus in 2004.  In 2009, she started her own boutique real estate firm.  The Law Office of Karen DeAngelus saw steady success, and eventually grew into DeAngelus Goralczyk, PLLC.  Karen draws upon her formal training in alternative conflict resolution (e.g., negotiation, mediation, arbitration), her early years in construction litigation, and her many years of transactional experience to guide her clients efficiently through the closing process. Karen understands that the purchase or sale of a home is a major life event. She believes that her emphasis on regular, effective communication with her clients, realtors and other members of the team is indispensable to creating a positive client experience. 

 

Karen is originally from Westford, VT, and now resides in Schenectady with her husband and daughters.   Karen was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2000. 

 

Areas of Practice 

  • Residential Real Estate 

  • Commercial Real Estate 

  • Business formation 

 

Education

 

Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor

 

Willamette University College of Law, 

Center for Dispute Resolution, Certificate in Dispute Resolution 

 

University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Arts, Marine Affairs 

Minor, Environment Management 

 

Bar Admissions 

 

  • New York 

Jacqueline Goralczyk

PARTNER

Jacqueline is a partner and founding member at DeAngelus Goralczyk, PLLC.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy law as well as residential and commercial real estate and business formations.  Jacqueline uses the interplay between real estate, financial services and cybersecurity to help corporate clients navigate the complex and sometimes cumbersome requirements under GLBA, NYS DFS 500, NYS Data Breach laws and other existing and emerging cybersecurity and data privacy laws.  

 

Areas of Practice

  • Residential Real Estate

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Cybersecurity/Data Privacy

  • Business Formations

  • Homeowners’ Associations/Condo Associations

 

Education

 

Albany Law School of Union University

LL.M. Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

 

Albany Law School of Union University

J.D. / Concentration in Business Law

 

Plattsburgh State University

B.A. Criminal Justice and Sociology

 

Bar Admissions

 

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

 

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Edward R. Hitti

Eddie is an associate at DeAngelus Goralczyk, PLLC and focuses his practice almost exclusively on residential real estate and title. With a strong focus on providing a customer-service based, warm, welcoming atmosphere, Eddie’s unique approach to practicing real estate law is what sets him apart from his peers in the community. Eddie loves to bring his expertise to purchasers and sellers in the Capital Region to do everything he can to help facilitate a smooth, easy transaction. Eddie is a fan of food, cars, and traveling; he proudly resides in the Helderberg neighborhood of Albany with his fiancé, Chris, their dog Frederick, and cat, Scooter.  

 

Areas of Practice

  • Residential Real Estate

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Title Insurance

 

Education

 

Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor

Utica College of Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science

 

Bar Admissions

 

  • New York

  • South Carolina

 

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Rebuilding Together Saratoga County Board of Directors

Shari Chrimes

Shari is of counsel to the firm.  In her years of practice, she has represented purchasers, sellers, builders, developers, title companies and financial institutions in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.  She also brings to the firm expertise in real estate title law and title insurance underwriting.

 

Areas of Practice

Residential Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Title Insurance

 

Education

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State University of New York at Albany,

B.S. in Environmental Studies.  

Albany Law School of Union University,

Juris Doctor

 

Bar Admissions

 

New York 

U.S. District Court,

Northern District of New York