Karen Goldsmith

Karen L. Goldsmith, ESQ is a partner of Goldsmith & Grout, P.A. and has worked with Florida Health Care Association as legal counsel since 1980. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, summa cum laude and secured her law degree from the University of Florida, cum laude. She was the chosen by the Florida Supreme Court to be the main speaker at the 1979 swearing-in ceremony for new Florida lawyers. She is rated at the AV level by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating for both ethics and professional achievement.
Karen is actively involved in the American Health Care Association Legal Subcommittee and served as its chair for 3 years. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and served as Chair of its Long Term Care Division for 2 terms. She is a frequent speaker on behalf of several organizations and writes a regular column for several association newsletters. She served as Editor in Chief of the American Health Lawyers Long Term Care Handbook and co-authored a chapter on professional liability. She recently wrote a chapter on certificate of need and licensure in a book published by AHLA. In addition to her other clients, she has worked as general counsel to St. Mark Village since December 2012. She handles the legal side of all regulatory and business matters for St. Mark Village.