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Our team is comprised of talented and experienced professionals who believe in the ultimate client experience.

Karen Leastman
Certified Lease & Finance Professional

Karen Leastman


Karen partners with law firms nationwide to help them achieve their financial goals. 

Karen works with sophisticated law firms to develop customized leasing solutions. Since joining First American in 2003, she has been a key contributor in building First American's legal team which now serves more than 250 law firms, including Am Law 100 and 200 firms.

Her involvement with International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and Thomson Reuters allows her to understand the emerging trends important to her clients. 

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Currently resides in Rochester, NY with her husband John and three children. 

Outside of Work:

She actively participates in her church and local community volunteering for local charities including Women Build Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester.

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