About Us

At Paparelli Law, our firm is built on four pillars.  

Prompt.

Responsiveness is a key factor in every successful relationship. In todays fast paced business climate, timing can be critical. We strive to offer immediate attention to our client’s “suddenlys.”

“Today more than ever before, time is money and it pays to be prompt.”


Practical.

Every day our clients bring us complex corporate issues, franchising challenges, and operating problems that other advisors tend to make even more complicated. We provide solutions and more than that, we take the time to help our clients understand why this particular solution works for their situation. Taking the mystery out of the practice of law, and making it make sense is not only possible, but practical too.

“Taking the mystery out of the practice of law, and making it make sense is not only possible, but practical too.”


Personal.

Diverse clients, including family businesses, high profile individuals, national franchises, international investors, tell us they turn to Paparelli Law because they appreciate the personal attention they receive. We view our practice as a marathon not a sprint. Building relationships that endure is a top priority. From Wall Street to Main Street, we treat all of our clients like friends, because they are. We take our clients’ issues personally because to us, it is personal. 

 “From Wall Street to Main Street, we treat all of our clients like friends, because they are.”


Proven.

There is no substitute for reputation. The dishonest lawyer has been the butt of jokes forever it seems, however at Paparelli Law, integrity is the standard we operate under, from our billing practices to our decision to represent a matter or a client.

“At Paparelli Law, client relationships are built on the bedrock of mutual trust.” 


Our Team


Karin Paparelli, Esq.

Karin is sought out by clients of varying backgrounds from a multitude of industries for legal assistance and solutions to everyday challenges. With experience in both transactional law and commercial litigation, Karin has the benefit of seeing the situation from both sides. As a business owner and entrepreneur, she is uniquely positioned to understand her client’s needs. Karin specializes in Commercial Real Estate, Franchising, Small Business Development, Licensing, and Foreign Investing.

Bar Admissions: Tennessee. Florida.

Additional Court Admissions: Court of International Trade, New York, NY.

Education: Law School: Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida cum laude. Concentration in International Law; Recipient of the National Oder of Scribes Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. Undergraduate: Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee magna cum laude. Bachelor of Science.
Legal Publications:

International Dispute Resolution in Cuba, K. M. Paparelli, Florida Bar Association, International Law Section Journal, Fall 2015 volume xxxii, no. 1

Gender Equality and Women in Law in Cuba, K. M. Paparelli, Florida Bar Association, International Law Section Journal, Spring 2016 volume xxxiii, no. 1

The Future of Franchising in Cuba, K.M Paparelli, American Bar Association, International Commercial Transactions, Franchising and Distribution Committee – Newsletter’s Spring 2016 edition.

Legal Barriers and Commercial Challenges to Franchising in Cuba, K.M. Paparelli, International Franchising Law Journal, London, UK

Investing in Cuba: Balancing Risk, K.M. Paparelli, The Journal of Insurance and Financial Management – September 9, 2017 Vol.3, Issue 3

Affiliations: Tennessee Bar Association. Florida Bar Association. American Bar Association. International Bar Association. French-American Chamber of Commerce. Nashville Chapter Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women.
Charitable: Strength for Service; Nashville based non-profit serving military and first responders in need. Member of the Board of Directors


Charlotte Wright – Paris, France Office

Charlotte is the face of the European office. She has studied in the United States, England, and France. Charlotte is bilingual in French and English, and has experience in securities (preparing IPOs), mergers and acquisitions, franchise, and complex business transactions.

Education: Law School: Université Paris Descartes, high honors; Stetson University College of Law, high honors; Undergraduate: Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole, Double Degree in French and English Law

Firm Philosophy

 At Paparelli Law, we believe that we have been entrusted with tremendous responsibility. Our goal is to be good stewards of every resource we have been given to meet the growing demands of a thriving law practice, while providing personal attention to every client. We desire to partner with our clients through life’s ups and downs, building relationship by providing practical solutions to complex issues and trusted counsel at opportune times.