Kevin Kelly, Associate

Kevin KellyKevin Kelly is an associate attorney at Tenenbaum Law, P.C. concentrating in the resolution of Federal and New York State tax controversies, including Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, Liens, Levies, and Warrants.

Prior to joining Tenenbaum Law, P.C., Kevin worked 20 years for the Internal Revenue Service in several technical and supervisory positions. He began his career as a Revenue Officer in the Collections division, promoted to the Examination division as a Revenue Agent, and chose to work for the National Taxpayer Advocate an independent division within the IRS that focusses on individual tax controversy matters and systemic issues facing the Internal Revenue Service.

Kevin worked in private practice specializing in both federal and state tax controversy and labor law matters. Kevin also was an Assistant Professor and Director of the David A. Clarke School of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia. As a federal grant recipient, Kevin taught law students effective client representation servicing the low- income taxpayer community in the Washington, DC metro area.

  • Admitted to practice in New York State, the United States Tax Court and the Eastern District of New York
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
  • Adelphi University, Master of Business Administration in Certified Public Accounting, 1991
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, Bachelor of Arts, 1972
  • 2019 IRS Commissioner’s Award recipient
  • 2018 IRS Executive Development Program Graduate
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Superior Classroom Performance Award in Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
  • Adelphi University, graduated magna cum lade
  • New York State Society of CPA’s Award of Honor for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, 1991
  • City University of New York Certificate of Recognition at the “Salute to Scholars” acknowledging Outstanding Scholarly Achievements, November 2005 and 2006
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association