Karen Shilyan is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. 

Areas of Practice

Karen represents companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, entity formation, and other general corporate matters. She has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, technology, retail, fashion, apparel and beauty, construction, food & beverage, advertising, and healthcare.  Karen received her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  While in law school, she served on the Business Law Society as the Transactional Law Dinner Chair, participated in the Small Business Clinic and Moot Court, and obtained the Business Law Certificate. Prior to law school, Karen attended UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude.



  • Represented Go Rentals in its significant investment from private equity firm RedBird Capital Partners
  • Represented Wpromote, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital, in its strategic investment from affiliates of private equity firm ZMC
  • Represented Banijay in its strategic investment in Hyphenate Media Group, a new media holding company and premium content studio launched by Eva Longoria and Cris Abrego
  • Represented Bellami, LLC, in its acquisition by Beauty Industry Group
  • Represented Bison Capital Asset Management in its investment in Quixote Studios
  • Represented Bison Capital Asset Management in its investment in Apex Innovative Sciences (the result of a merger of CNS Network and Hassman Research Institute)
  • Represented R.K. Electric in its acquisition by an affiliate of Huron Capital Partners
  • Represented Stroco Manufacturing, Inc. in its acquisition by Space-Lok, a division of the Novaria Group
  • Represented Files.com, a portfolio company of Riverwood Capital, in its acquisition of EvaVault, Inc.
  • Represented Bison Capital Asset Management’s interests as an indirect owner of Lapmaster International, LLC and its subsidiary Bates Technologies, LLC, in connection with the sale of certain assets to Nagel Precision, Inc.
  • Represented DeskMakers, Inc. in its acquisition of the operations of Peter Pepper Products, Inc.
  • Represented Jondo in its acquisition by Circle Graphics, a portfolio company of private equity firm H.I.G. Capital
  • Represented Karga Seven Pictures in the sale of a controlling interest to Red Arrow Entertainment Group



J.D., USC Gould School of Law, 2021

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2018


  • California
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