An attorney for over 35 years, Karen founded Tenenbaum Law, P.C., providing legal counsel to individuals and businesses facing IRS and New York State tax problems. Karen and her team have successfully represented clients in matters including Federal and State Audits, IRS Appeals and NYS Conciliation Conferences, Federal and NYS Collection Issues, including Liens, Levies, Warrants and Seizures, Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, Responsible Officer Assessments, NYS Residency Audits, NYS Driver’s License Suspension, and NYS Voluntary Disclosures.
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. Her knowledge and leadership have established her as a leading tax attorney in the NY area. She has been recognized by many organizations and publications such as Super Lawyers. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers as a practitioner in Tax Law for the past 5 years. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in each state are named for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list. In addition, she was named in Super Lawyers’ Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro area.
Karen was honored for her exemplary service and dedication to the Tax Committee by the Suffolk County Bar Association. Karen was named one of 16 Leading Lawyers on Long Island by Long Island Press. Karen was honored by Schneps Media at their 2021 Power Lawyers Event. She was recently added to Long Island Business News Power 25 Lawyers List. She was recognized as one of Legal Leaders’ Long Island Top Rated Lawyers and was awarded the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News. SmartCEO awarded Karen the Long Island Future 50 Award and named her a finalist for the CPA & ESQ Award. Karen was a recipient of the Achievers’ Award from the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women and named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business by Long Island Business News. Karen was named a Long Island Power Women in Business by Long Island Press. She was also selected as a Judge Gail Prudenti Outstanding Women in Law Award recipient.
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
Active in the legal and CPA community, Karen is the past chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Tax Law Committee and a past executive board member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nassau Chapter. She is also the recipient of the Samuel B. Traum Achievement Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nassau Chapter.
Karen has been quoted in the media 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. Near the start of the pandemic, she appeared on News 12 Long Island for COVID-19 related tax updates.