Sharon Perlin focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning —wills, durable powers of attorney, and health care directives—trusts, probate and probate litigation, guardianships, elder law, real estate transfers, and IRS tax controversies.
She serves on the board of the Guardianship and Elder Law section of the King County Bar Association, and is a member of the board of the Cardozo Law Society. She is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and has served on the guardian ad litem (GAL) registry of King County.
Sharon grew up in the Washington DC area. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate work, spending a semester at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a semester at the University of Utah in an intensive Arabic language program. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from American University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School Of Law.
After law school, Sharon worked for the Clinical Law Program at the University of Washington, where she argued in US Tax Court on behalf of the Federal Tax Clinic. She joined Karl in private practice in 2008.
Sharon often gives talks on estate planning and trust issues. She provides pro bono legal advice through a free monthly legal clinic at the Shoreline Senior Center. She is active in the North Seattle community, serving on a number of volunteer community committees.