Orion Karagiannis studied law at New York Law School, where he focused on real estate law, intellectual property and entertainment law, and trusts and estates.
During his time at NYLS, Orion was part of New York Law School's 2020-21 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition team, with which he and his colleagues’ written submissions were among the “top ten” submitted by U.S.-based teams. In his final year studying law, Orion also had the pleasure to work as a Constitutional Law teaching assistant for Professor Penelope Andrews.
Before attending law school, Orion studied real estate finance and development at Baruch College, of the City University of New York, and worked as a law clerk with Pardalis & Nohavicka. Orion’s interest in real estate only grew in law school, leading him to join New York Law School’s Center for Real Estate Studies (“CRES”), which allowed him to study public, private, and joint regulation of real estate.
Orion’s CRES experience focused on public-private partnerships and the use of private land ownership to advance charitable causes, community development, and environmental conservation. Orion concluded his CRES experiences as a student by participating in New York Law School’s Conservation Law and Policy Clinic, where he researched specialized issues for The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit specializing in holding real estate for environmental conservation purposes.
Prior to re-joining Pardalis & Nohavicka, Orion worked with the Research and Investigations Unit of the NYC Comptroller’s Office and a midtown Manhattan law firm specializing in cooperative and condominium law.