An attorney for over 35 years, Karen J. Tenenbaum, Esq., CPA, LL.M. founded Tenenbaum Law, P.C., which helps individuals and businesses facing IRS and New York State tax problems. Karen and her team have successfully represented clients in matters including: Federal & State Audits, IRS Appeals & NY State Conciliation Conferences, Federal & NYS Collection Issues, including Liens, Levies, Warrants & Seizures, Offers in Compromise and Installment Agreements, Responsible Officer Assessments, NYS Residency Audits, NYS Sales Tax Audits, and NYS Voluntary Disclosure.
Karen has participated as a featured speaker for all 18 years of NCCPAP's Symposium—since its inception! According to Ms. Tenenbaum, “The Tax Symposium is unique in that it brings together top thought leaders and practitioners at a single event. Although I’ll miss seeing my friends and colleagues in person, I appreciate that our co-chairs have worked exceptionally hard so that we can still gather (albeit remotely), exchange ideas, learn from one another, build relationships, and form strategic alliances.” Karen has been a proud member of NCCPAP for over 30 years, including Past Chair of the Tax Liaison Committee of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter. She continues, “It is a wonderful organization dedicated to educating tax professionals and advocating on behalf of its members, their clients, and the public with respect to tax laws. It is an organization where practicing, experienced practitioners help one another on a regular basis. You can always pick up the phone and get sound advice from a colleague.”
Karen’s extensive list of accolades includes inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers’ Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro area, Top Ten Legal Eagle by Long Island Pulse Magazine, Legal Leaders’ Long Island Top Rated Lawyers, and the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News. In addition, her firm was rated a Top Tax Law Firm by Long Island Business News and a Top Women-Owned Law Firm in NY by the New York Law Journal.
Karen is a frequent speaker on IRS and NYS tax issues for numerous professional groups on topics such as New York State residency, IRS and NYS collections, and more. She speaks at the NYU Tax Controversy Forum, Long Island Tax Symposium, LIU Post Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy and NYSSCPA, Nassau and Suffolk All Day Tax Conferences. Karen has been quoted in Bloomberg Business News, Money Magazine, Long Island Business News, The Daily News, and more on the topics of NYS Residency and NYS Tax Collection Issues. She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to the State Bar of New York and to the U.S. Tax Court. Karen is also a Certified Public Accountant.
• Past Chair, Nassau County Bar Association Tax Law Committee • Past Executive Board Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nassau Chapter • Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women, Achievers’ Award recipient • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nassau Chapter, Samuel B. Traum Achievement Award recipient • Long Island Pulse Magazine “Top Ten Legal Eagle,” Most Impressive Case Victory: Residency Matter • Named by Long Island Business News as among the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business • One of Legal Leaders’ Long Island Top Rated Lawyers • One of Super Lawyers’ Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro • SmartCEO’s CPA & ESQ Award finalist • Leadership in Law Award presented by Long Island Business News • Selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer • SmartCEO’s Future 50 Award recipient • Named a Long Island Power Women in Business by Long Island Press • Judge Gail Prudenti Outstanding Women in Law Award
• Rated a Top Tax Law Firm by Long Island Business News • Rated a Top Women-Owned Law Firm in NY by the New York Law Journal