Karen O'Malley

Karen O’Malley
Director: RE Practice Group – Office and Retail
Goulston & Storrs

Karen O’Malley is a real estate attorney who represents a diverse range of clients, including large public and private real estate companies, as well as some smaller businesses and non-profits.

Her practice focuses on retail and office leasing within mixed-used properties. In the retail context, she often counsels landlords leasing to national, regional and local tenants, anchor and junior anchor retailers, entertainment facilities and restaurants. In the office context, she represents landlords and tenants in connection with office building leases, including lease arrangements for corporate headquarters and mixed-use developments. Karen also has extensive experience in all other aspects of real estate practice, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing.

Her projects are often transportation-centered, mixed used projects, including new developments and redevelopments, as well as enclosed malls and lifestyle centers. Karen co-leads the firm’s Retail Group as well as the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Karen began her legal career as a civil rights advocate and continues to focus her pro bono efforts advocating for reproductive rights and on behalf of sexual assault survivors. She also is a tireless advocate for supporting other women in the workplace and the real estate industry. Throughout her career, Karen has been a voice for equity, retention, promotion and work-life balance for women.