Kara M. Kraman is of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s State and Local Taxation (SALT) Group in New York City. Her practice focuses on the resolution of state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative, and judicial levels in New York State and City and throughout the United States.
Ms. Kraman has experience advising on issues relating to bank taxes, corporate income taxes, insurance taxes, sales and use taxes, fraud, personal income taxes, real estate transfer taxes, and utility taxes. Among the cases she has successfully litigated are Matter of EchoStar Satellite Corp. (sales and use tax), Matter of Astoria Financial Corporation (bank tax), and Matter of Steuben Delshah LLC (fraud). Ms. Kraman also regularly works with clients to identify tax planning opportunities and to resolve controversies before they result in litigation.
Ms. Kraman has published articles on state and local tax topics in Forbes, State Tax Notes and Tax Law360, and is a regular contributor to New York Tax Insights, the firm’s monthly publication. Ms. Kraman is also a contributing author of the treatise Tax Planning for Corporations and Shareholders, published by LexisNexis.
Ms. Kraman graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in economics and received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School. She has an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School.
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