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Karyn A. Larko, Esq.

Senior Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Contract Counsel

Legal Assistant: Joy C. Dispo


Victoria University, 1989
California Western School of Law, 2007

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)


Karyn Larko joined Epsten, APC, after graduating cum laude from California Western School of Law in 2007. While attending law school, Karyn worked as a law clerk for Ezekiel Cortez, a prominent federal criminal attorney in San Diego.

Before becoming an attorney, Karyn had a successful career spanning more than 15 years in business management, marketing and public relations. As a result of her substantial business experience, Karyn possesses well-honed communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, which are of particular benefit in the practice of community association law. Karyn assists the firm’s clients on a wide range of matters, including covenant and rule enforcement, document interpretation, restatement and amendment, ADA and DFEH compliance, contract preparation and negotiation, loan document review, preparation, interpretation and enforcement of licenses and easements, and dispute resolution. Karyn also assists the firm’s condominium association clients navigate the dynamic FHA certification and VA approval processes. Since joining the firm’s transactional law department, Karyn has earned a reputation among her clients and her colleagues for being both knowledgeable and accessible.

Karyn has written articles on a variety of issues pertaining to community association law. Karyn holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and administration with a double major in marketing and business operations from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

Additional Articles

  • Summer 2018 CACM Law Journal, Helping Your Boards Handle Director Conflicts of Interest
  • Events & Speaking Engagements

    I am as busy in my personal life as I am in my professional life. In addition to caring for my own ragtag collection of rescued animals, I volunteer my Saturdays to care for dogs at the SAGA Humane Society. I also provide time and energy to help support other organizations that address issues I feel passionate about, including human trafficking, HIV awareness and protecting the environment.

    When I truly want some down time or simply to de-stress, I enjoy snorkeling or the challenge of a complex jigsaw puzzle.

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