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Meet our Manager and Partners

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals will support and advise you throughout the entire surrogacy process. Your Case Manager will be guiding you through the process to make sure that every step is completed successfully.

We provide 24/7 phone support in case you need assistance, have questions or need support.

Manager

Kimberly Dees

Kimberly lives in Northern California with her husband, Alan, and her two children, Allison, who is 8 and Oliver, who is 4. Her most well known hobby is asking questions and she never gets tired of learning new things about people. She is an experienced surrogate, giving birth to her first surrobaby in February 2017.

Kimberly loves surrogacy and never misses the chance to share her knowledge and experience with both those who want to know more about surrogacy or those considering surrogacy as an option in their lives. Completing her surrogacy journey only intensified her love for surrogacy and intensified her desire to stay involved in the surrogacy community; both in pursuing another journey as well as having the amazing opportunity to work in the field, continuing to help other families’ dreams come true.

She is honored and thrilled to work as Manager for Gestacy, LLC; an agency that deeply cares about their clients and seek to make it not just a transaction, but a lifetime experience. Kimberly prides herself on being approachable so please feel free to contact her at any time with all your questions and concerns!!

Gestacy's preferred partners

Gestacy collaborates with some of the most qualified, efficient and prestigious professionals in the US. All our professional partners are experts in the surrogacy field and will help to ensure you a safe and smooth journey.

We understand that you may wish to choose your own doctor or attorney; we feel that you should be comfortable with your choice and will support and work with the doctor and attorney of your choosing.

Doctors

Dr. Bruce Shapiro, MD, PhD, FACOG

Dr. Shapiro

Dr. Bruce Shapiro, founder of The Fertility Center of Las Vegas has dedicated more than thirty years to scientific research on improving the safety and success of fertility treatments. Under his direction, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas has grown from a successful local facility to having major regional, national & international influence in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology with special emphasis in third party reproduction.

Dr. Shapiro’s findings have reduced the incidence of side effects following ovarian stimulation, improved embryo transfer techniques, and increased implantation rates allowing the transfer of fewer embryos. This has resulted in better safety and success through good science, ultimately leading to some of the highest reported birth rates in the United States. Dr. Shapiro presents his widely-published research worldwide.

Dr. Shapiro holds Specialty Board Certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Subspecialty Board Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI). He established and heads the University of Nevada School of Medicine Division of REI. Dr. Shapiro also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam, Holland. He completed his REI fellowship at Yale University after his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Said Daneshmand, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Daneshmand

Daneshmand of the San Diego Fertility Center is an internationally renowned fertility specialist with extensive experience in complex in vitro fertilization (IVF) and third-party reproduction.

He has collaborated to develop IVF protocols, including PTEC (post-thaw extended culture) as one of the most successful IVF regimens currently available. These groundbreaking advances have been published in the internationally respected medical journal, Fertility and Sterility.

He completed his residency and fellowship at UCLA. He is specialty board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Daneshmand has expertise in complex IVF cases and his research has featured work on endometrial receptivity as a significant factor in the success of IVF. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in egg donation and surrogacy; He is one of the main providers of third-party care in the United States, with patients traveling from more than 35 countries in 2016 alone to seek his care. Dr. Daneshmand has presented his research internationally before leading IVF experts from the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. He is known for developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies, including NGS (next generation sequencing), the latest and most precise technique for assessing embryonic genetic health.

Dr. Daneshmand is passionate about his field and helping his patients build their families. Languages: English, Farsi, French, Spanish.

Expert in the treatment of infertility

Dr. Foulk

Russell A. Foulk, M.D is an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of infertility.  He has a strong passion for overcoming infertility and has helped thousands of couples from around the world to achieve their dreams of having a baby. This drive has led him to establish several fertility treatment centers in Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, and Belgrade in Serbia in order to enable all those who suffer from infertility to find an affordable and effective way to conceive.

He graduated magna cum laude with dual majors in microbiology and Asian studies, and dual minors in zoology and Korean.  He finished at the top of his class at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.  During his training he received a prestigious National Institute of Health grant, published numerous papers and presented before many national organizations. While part of the faculty at University of California his research endeavors focused on implantation physiology, in which he shares two patents on unique immunologic proteins expressed by placental cells.  He continues his research interests through multi-center investigative trials and basic research into the mechanisms of implantation and stem cells.

Dr. Foulk is an associate clinical professor at the University of Washington, Department of Ob/Gyn and at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.  He routinely teaches medical students, residents and general education courses.  He served for 8 years on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and served as the President of the Society.

On a regular basis, he presents at international meetings and local conferences. Nationally, he has appeared as a fertility expert on the Oprah Winfrey show twice, the Montel Williams show, the Leeza Gibbons show, Inside Edition and German national television.  The British Broadcasting Company profiled Dr. Foulk’s expertise on reproductive ethics.  He presented in Valencia, Spain and in Japan on the Tokyo Broadcasting Company for his work in third party reproduction.  He has been quoted in the Associated Press, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and many of the nation’s newspapers.

Child magazine in 2005 ranked Dr. Foulk’s center in Nevada among the top six in the nation.  In 2009, The Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine was ranked among the 17 “Fertility Centers of Excellence” by the Contemporary Ob/Gyn Journal.

Dr. Foulk is a founding member of StemLifeline, a stem cell research company.  In 2006, he was invited to Washington D.C. by Dr. Bill Frist, the Senate Majority Leader, to brief him on embryology and stem cell research.  While there, Dr. Foulk met with President George W. Bush for 1 hour in the White House Oval Office before his vote on the subject.

Dr. Foulk and his wife personally suffered from infertility, but then experienced the tremendous happiness in having their five children.  Professionally, he now finds the greatest joy by helping others to create families themselves. He strongly believes every cause of infertility can be overcome and a family can be created.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist

Dr. Maas

Dr. Kevin Maas is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. Dr. Maas is currently board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Maas graduated from the University of California, Davis with Highest Honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and minoring in Comparative Literature. He earned his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and completed a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology during his medical training. While pursuing research on autoimmune disorders, he earned the American College of Rheumatology REF/Abbott award for outstanding graduate research, and had two papers named as noteworthy by the Faculty of 1000.
Dr. Maas completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, he won numerous teaching awards and was twice awarded the Julianne O’Callahan Award for compassion in patient care.
Dr. Maas has presented his research at a number of national conferences and written numerous scientific publications in a range of nationally recognized journals. Most recently during fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, he has investigated mechanisms of androgen excess in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Dr. Maas is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Maas also speaks Spanish, enjoys cross-country skiing, and is looking forward to exploring Boise and the surrounding areas.

Fertility Specialist

John M. Norian, MD FACOG

Dr. John Norian, double board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine program and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

His philosophy in helping those realize their dream of having a family combines both the precision and science of reproductive medicine with a warm and compassionate style of doctoring.  Dr. Norian and his team regularly provide high quality, personal care with high success rates to many international patients throughout the world.  He is passionate about helping men and women achieve their goals of family building especially those needing a gestational surrogate.  In addition, he focuses his practice on assisting gay men and women as they become parents through advanced reproductive care.  His expertise includes IVF, Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) of embryos, IVF with donor eggs, and gestational surrogacy. He and his team are fluent in medical Spanish.

Dr. Norian has authored over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focusing on reproductive biology and infertility.  He has earned numerous distinctions and awards throughout his career.  Several of his often cited articles have helped to broaden our scientific understanding and have guided clinical care.  When in fellowship at the NIH, Dr. Norian was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service and had the privilege of providing care for military families.

As an executive board member of Path2Parenthood, Dr. Norian has greatly helped to raise awareness and develop usable information about fertility options for gay men and the greater LGBT community.  He is a leader within the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) which is the primary organization that improves the safety and transparency of IVF in America.  He is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  Dr. Norian is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at Riverside, School of Medicine and at Western University of the Health Sciences.  His personal interests include trail running, reading and enjoying time in the outdoors with his family.

Fertility specialist focusing in third-party reproduction

Dr. De Pinho's

Dr De Pinho is a world-renowned fertility specialist focusing in third-party reproduction. Dr De Pinho has participated as an advocate worldwide for the rights to parenthood through surrogacy at local European legislative and medical forums. He is well respected by the leading surrogacy and donor matching agencies in assisting prospective parents in the LGBTQ communities globally on their journey to parenthood. Dr De Pinho has received numerous awards and publications, resulting in advances for improving sperm and egg freezing and genetic selection. He speaks Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Dr De Pinho’s Expertise and Special Interest focus on:

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Third Party Reproduction
  • Donor Egg IVF
  • Surrogacy
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Decrease Ovarian Reserve
  • Male infertility
  • LBGTQ Assisted Reproduction Fertility
  • International Assisted Reproduction

Doctors

Dr. Bruce Shapiro, MD, PhD, FACOG

Dr. Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro, MD, PhD, FACOG

Dr. Bruce Shapiro, founder of The Fertility Center of Las Vegas has dedicated more than thirty years to scientific research on improving the safety and success of fertility treatments. Under his direction, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas has grown from a successful local facility to having major regional, national & international influence in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology with special emphasis in third party reproduction.

Dr. Shapiro’s findings have reduced the incidence of side effects following ovarian stimulation, improved embryo transfer techniques, and increased implantation rates allowing the transfer of fewer embryos. This has resulted in better safety and success through good science, ultimately leading to some of the highest reported birth rates in the United States. Dr. Shapiro presents his widely-published research worldwide.

Dr. Shapiro holds Specialty Board Certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Subspecialty Board Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI). He established and heads the University of Nevada School of Medicine Division of REI. Dr. Shapiro also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam, Holland. He completed his REI fellowship at Yale University after his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Said Daneshmand, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

Dr. Daneshmand

Dr. Said Daneshmand, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Daneshmand of the San Diego Fertility Center is an internationally renowned fertility specialist with extensive experience in complex in vitro fertilization (IVF) and third-party reproduction.

He has collaborated to develop IVF protocols, including PTEC (post-thaw extended culture) as one of the most successful IVF regimens currently available. These groundbreaking advances have been published in the internationally respected medical journal, Fertility and Sterility.

He completed his residency and fellowship at UCLA. He is specialty board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Daneshmand has expertise in complex IVF cases and his research has featured work on endometrial receptivity as a significant factor in the success of IVF. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in egg donation and surrogacy; He is one of the main providers of third-party care in the United States, with patients traveling from more than 35 countries in 2016 alone to seek his care. Dr. Daneshmand has presented his research internationally before leading IVF experts from the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. He is known for developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies, including NGS (next generation sequencing), the latest and most precise technique for assessing embryonic genetic health.

Dr. Daneshmand is passionate about his field and helping his patients build their families. Languages: English, Farsi, French, Spanish.

Expert in the treatment of infertility

Dr. Foulk

Russell A. Foulk, M.D is an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of infertility.  He has a strong passion for overcoming infertility and has helped thousands of couples from around the world to achieve their dreams of having a baby. This drive has led him to establish several fertility treatment centers in Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, and Belgrade in Serbia in order to enable all those who suffer from infertility to find an affordable and effective way to conceive.

He graduated magna cum laude with dual majors in microbiology and Asian studies, and dual minors in zoology and Korean.  He finished at the top of his class at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.  During his training he received a prestigious National Institute of Health grant, published numerous papers and presented before many national organizations. While part of the faculty at University of California his research endeavors focused on implantation physiology, in which he shares two patents on unique immunologic proteins expressed by placental cells.  He continues his research interests through multi-center investigative trials and basic research into the mechanisms of implantation and stem cells.

Dr. Foulk is an associate clinical professor at the University of Washington, Department of Ob/Gyn and at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.  He routinely teaches medical students, residents and general education courses.  He served for 8 years on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and served as the President of the Society.

On a regular basis, he presents at international meetings and local conferences. Nationally, he has appeared as a fertility expert on the Oprah Winfrey show twice, the Montel Williams show, the Leeza Gibbons show, Inside Edition and German national television.  The British Broadcasting Company profiled Dr. Foulk’s expertise on reproductive ethics.  He presented in Valencia, Spain and in Japan on the Tokyo Broadcasting Company for his work in third party reproduction.  He has been quoted in the Associated Press, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and many of the nation’s newspapers.

Child magazine in 2005 ranked Dr. Foulk’s center in Nevada among the top six in the nation.  In 2009, The Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine was ranked among the 17 “Fertility Centers of Excellence” by the Contemporary Ob/Gyn Journal.

Dr. Foulk is a founding member of StemLifeline, a stem cell research company.  In 2006, he was invited to Washington D.C. by Dr. Bill Frist, the Senate Majority Leader, to brief him on embryology and stem cell research.  While there, Dr. Foulk met with President George W. Bush for 1 hour in the White House Oval Office before his vote on the subject.

Dr. Foulk and his wife personally suffered from infertility, but then experienced the tremendous happiness in having their five children.  Professionally, he now finds the greatest joy by helping others to create families themselves. He strongly believes every cause of infertility can be overcome and a family can be created.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist

Dr. Maas

Dr. Kevin Maas is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. Dr. Maas is currently board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and board eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Maas graduated from the University of California, Davis with Highest Honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and minoring in Comparative Literature. He earned his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and completed a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology during his medical training. While pursuing research on autoimmune disorders, he earned the American College of Rheumatology REF/Abbott award for outstanding graduate research, and had two papers named as noteworthy by the Faculty of 1000.
Dr. Maas completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, he won numerous teaching awards and was twice awarded the Julianne O’Callahan Award for compassion in patient care.
Dr. Maas has presented his research at a number of national conferences and written numerous scientific publications in a range of nationally recognized journals. Most recently during fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, he has investigated mechanisms of androgen excess in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Dr. Maas is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Maas also speaks Spanish, enjoys cross-country skiing, and is looking forward to exploring Boise and the surrounding areas.

Fertility Specialist

John M. Norian, MD FACOG

Dr. John Norian, double board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine program and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

His philosophy in helping those realize their dream of having a family combines both the precision and science of reproductive medicine with a warm and compassionate style of doctoring.  Dr. Norian and his team regularly provide high quality, personal care with high success rates to many international patients throughout the world.  He is passionate about helping men and women achieve their goals of family building especially those needing a gestational surrogate.  In addition, he focuses his practice on assisting gay men and women as they become parents through advanced reproductive care.  His expertise includes IVF, Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) of embryos, IVF with donor eggs, and gestational surrogacy.

Dr. Norian has authored over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focusing on reproductive biology and infertility.  He has earned numerous distinctions and awards throughout his career.  Several of his often cited articles have helped to broaden our scientific understanding and have guided clinical care.  When in fellowship at the NIH, Dr. Norian was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service and had the privilege of providing care for military families.

As an executive board member of Path2Parenthood, Dr. Norian has greatly helped to raise awareness and develop usable information about fertility options for gay men and the greater LGBT community.  He is a leader within the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) which is the primary organization that improves the safety and transparency of IVF in America.  He is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  Dr. Norian is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at Riverside, School of Medicine and at Western University of the Health Sciences.  His personal interests include trail running, reading and enjoying time in the outdoors with his family.

Fertility specialist focusing in third-party reproduction

Dr. De Pinho's

Dr De Pinho is a world-renowned fertility specialist focusing in third-party reproduction. Dr De Pinho has participated as an advocate worldwide for the rights to parenthood through surrogacy at local European legislative and medical forums. He is well respected by the leading surrogacy and donor matching agencies in assisting prospective parents in the LGBTQ communities globally on their journey to parenthood. Dr De Pinho has received numerous awards and publications, resulting in advances for improving sperm and egg freezing and genetic selection. He speaks Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Dr De Pinho’s Expertise and Special Interest focus on:

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Third Party Reproduction
  • Donor Egg IVF
  • Surrogacy
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Decrease Ovarian Reserve
  • Male infertility
  • LBGTQ Assisted Reproduction Fertility
  • International Assisted Reproduction

Attorneys

Assisted Reproduction

Molly O’Brien

Molly O’Brien has worked in the field of Assisted Reproduction since 2005. Previously, she worked for an Egg Donation Agency and a Surrogacy Agency where she became familiar with all aspects of assisted reproduction. Since becoming an attorney in 2011, she has gained extensive experience in drafting and negotiating Surrogacy Contracts, Egg Donation and Sperm Donation Contracts, and Embryo Donation Contracts and has extensive experience in obtaining all documents necessary for her clients to return to their home country. Molly O’Brien serves on the Executive Board of the ASRM Legal Professional Group as Secretary. Additionally, Ms. O’Brien is a member of the ABA A.R.T. committee.

Assisted Reproduction

Brian Klein

At Falletta & Klein, we measure the value of our services by how we benefit people.  We found that by helping our clients build families, we do more than benefit people; we change lives.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, we are world leaders in fertility law.  With over 30 years of experience, we are the most reliable choice for guidance and support in your journey to build your family through assisted reproductive technologies.

Brian Klein is a partner at Falletta & Klein, and joined the firm in 2011.  Brian manages Falletta & Klein’s international business, assisting over five hundred families per year through the surrogacy and egg donation process.  Brian Klein is a frequent guest speaker at international surrogacy seminars to provide guidance on cross-border surrogacy and egg donation issues, and to provide insight on California’s laws.  Brian Klein is a member of the legal committee in the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS).

Assisted Reproduction

Karen Persis

Karen Persis of Karen Persis, P.A. represents couples and individuals in matters involving assisted reproductive technology law and adoption.  She has served Intended Parents on 5 continents. Ms. Persis has been practicing law since 2005, and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2016, she was invited to join the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, an organization with fewer than 200 attorneys worldwide who are selected based on their high ethical standards and professional competence.

Ms. Persis was awarded the Lawrence G. Matthews Award for Professionalism by the Orange County Bar Association in 2017. From 2010-2018, Karen was selected as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in Florida. In 2014 and 2017, Karen was also selected as a Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comer.

Karen serves as an elected member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Executive Council. She currently serves on a Grievance Committee for The Florida Bar Asssociation, and previously was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit to serve on the circuit’s Local Professionalism Panel. She served as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association from 2014-2015, and has represented the Ninth Circuit as an elected Governor for The Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division from 2013-17. Throughout her service to the Florida Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, she has chaired more than a dozen committees and events, many of which served as fundraisers for local community organizations. Ms. Persis is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Law committee, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Legal Group, and RESOLVE.

She graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, in the top 10 percent of her class, in 2004. Prior to starting her legal career, Karen was a Fellow for the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C., where she worked on Capitol Hill, drafting and analyzing legislation affecting women and children. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication in the top 5 percent of her class in 2001, with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and an outside concentration in women’s studies. In 2001, she was admitted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.

Attorneys

Assisted Reproduction

Molly O’Brien

Molly O’Brien has worked in the field of Assisted Reproduction since 2005. Previously, she worked for an Egg Donation Agency and a Surrogacy Agency where she became familiar with all aspects of assisted reproduction. Since becoming an attorney in 2011, she has gained extensive experience in drafting and negotiating Surrogacy Contracts, Egg Donation and Sperm Donation Contracts, and Embryo Donation Contracts and has extensive experience in obtaining all documents necessary for her clients to return to their home country. Molly O’Brien serves on the Executive Board of the ASRM Legal Professional Group as Secretary. Additionally, Ms. O’Brien is a member of the ABA A.R.T. committee.

Assisted Reproduction

Brian Klein

At Falletta & Klein, we measure the value of our services by how we benefit people.  We found that by helping our clients build families, we do more than benefit people; we change lives.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, we are world leaders in fertility law.  With over 30 years of experience, we are the most reliable choice for guidance and support in your journey to build your family through assisted reproductive technologies.

Brian Klein is a partner at Falletta & Klein, and joined the firm in 2011.  Brian manages Falletta & Klein’s international business, assisting over five hundred families per year through the surrogacy and egg donation process.  Brian Klein is a frequent guest speaker at international surrogacy seminars to provide guidance on cross-border surrogacy and egg donation issues, and to provide insight on California’s laws.  Brian Klein is a member of the legal committee in the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS).

Assisted Reproduction

Karen Persis

Karen Persis of Karen Persis, P.A. represents couples and individuals in matters involving assisted reproductive technology law and adoption.  She has served Intended Parents on 5 continents. Ms. Persis has been practicing law since 2005, and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2016, she was invited to join the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, an organization with fewer than 200 attorneys worldwide who are selected based on their high ethical standards and professional competence.

Ms. Persis was awarded the Lawrence G. Matthews Award for Professionalism by the Orange County Bar Association in 2017. From 2010-2018, Karen was selected as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in Florida. In 2014 and 2017, Karen was also selected as a Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comer.

Karen serves as an elected member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Executive Council. She currently serves on a Grievance Committee for The Florida Bar Asssociation, and previously was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit to serve on the circuit’s Local Professionalism Panel. She served as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association from 2014-2015, and has represented the Ninth Circuit as an elected Governor for The Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division from 2013-17. Throughout her service to the Florida Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, she has chaired more than a dozen committees and events, many of which served as fundraisers for local community organizations. Ms. Persis is also an active member of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Law committee, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Legal Group, and RESOLVE.

She graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, in the top 10 percent of her class, in 2004. Prior to starting her legal career, Karen was a Fellow for the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C., where she worked on Capitol Hill, drafting and analyzing legislation affecting women and children. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication in the top 5 percent of her class in 2001, with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and an outside concentration in women’s studies. In 2001, she was admitted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.

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