Karla Jones Wilson, JD, LL.M. is a Real Estate and Business Attorney who has represented developers, investors and business owners for over 16 years. She provides counsel and legal interpretation on complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development and business transactions, 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges, including public and private financing, due diligence, corporate formation and governance, contract negotiation and drafting, regulatory compliance, risk management, litigation and employment matters. As a compliment to her legal work in the real estate industry, Karla is also a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Realty in Sarasota and assists her clients with the procurement and disposition of high-end residential, multifamily, commercial, investment properties and 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges throughout Southwest Florida.

Karla earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law and a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Karla has a passion for serving the community and enjoys giving back. Karla currently serves as a Board Member of the Purdue Alumni Club of Sarasota. She is also a member of the Fundraising Committee for EVO Athletics Foundation, Inc., Masala Giving Circle, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and volunteers to feed the homeless with the Blessing Bags Foundation. Karla previously served as a Guardian Ad Litem during her time working in the Family Law Clinic of her law school.

Karla and her family moved from Kansas City to Lakewood Ranch in 2017. They love visiting the beach and go as often as they can.