Karen Holyoke focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and planning for owners of closely held businesses.
Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Karen was an attorney at a small local firm in the Bangor area. She also served as the Vice President of Customer Experience (2015-2018) and the Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs (2011-2015) at Emera Maine. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs (2006-2011) at Emera Maine’s predecessor, Bangor Hydro Electric Company.
Immediately after law school, Karen served as Judicial Clerk to Andrew J. Kleinfeld, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit based in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Karen has been active in a variety of community activities. Among the boards of which she has served are Maine Winter Sports Center, United Way of Eastern Maine, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and the Bangor YMCA. Karen is the two-time recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Contribution to the Bangor YMCA’s Annual Fund.
Karen lives in Brewer with her husband, John, and enjoys spending time with her family which includes three young adults, two dogs and a cat.