Firm Management

Administrative Management

Karen Edwards, Director of Administration and Finance
Karen Edwards is the Director of Administration and Finance for Donovan Hatem LLP.  She is responsible for all administrative functions of the firm which include accounting, billing, client services, facilities, human resources, library services and information technology.  She joined the firm at its inception in 2001. Karen has over twenty years of management and finance experience in various industries, nine years of which has been in law firms.  She received her B.A. in Child Development from Stonehill College and her MBA from Bentley College with a concentration in Finance.

Maria Krentzman, Accounting Manager
Maria Krentzman is the Accounting Manager for Donovan Hatem LLP, where she oversees the daily accounting functions of the firm. She joined the firm in 2003 with more than 20 years of law firm accounting experience, having worked at Schnader Harrrison Goldstein and Manello LLP before joining Donovan Hatem LLP. She is a member of the National and Boston Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Maria received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from Northeastern University in Boston, where she majored in Accounting and Management.

Jill Szynski-Serino, Librarian
Jill Szynski-Serino is the librarian at Donovan Hatem LLP and is responsible for all library functions within the firm. She has been a professional librarian since 1984 when she graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Master of Library Science Degree. With over twenty years experience in the field, she has worked in various public and law libraries in a variety of positions. Her experience includes working as a community outreach librarian, public relations, reference, serials, and other library functions in small to large law firm libraries. Previously, Jill has written law library book reviews for the publication “Legal Information Alert” and authored a humor book published by Ivory Tower Press. She is a member of the Association of Boston Law Librarians and was appointed treasurer for two years (2006-2008).