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Karen A. Artasanchez, a Shareholder at WilkinGuttenplan, has over 30 years of public accounting experience. A partner in the tax department, she has extensive expertise in providing high-level tax consulting, strategic planning, and compliance services to closely held businesses and their owners. Her clients include emerging and established businesses in the manufacturing, life sciences and pharma, professional service, real estate, technology, and food service industries. She has represented her clients at both federal and state-level tax examinations.

Karen is part of the firm’s International Tax Group and has experience dealing with multi-national businesses in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. She has helped her clients manage the complex tax compliance requirements of having a foreign affiliate.

Karen has also developed expertise in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating smooth transactions by providing expert guidance and support by assessing the tax implications of the deal, conducting due diligence, and developing tax-efficient structures to optimize financial outcomes and minimize tax liabilities. She has worked with clients on both the buy-side and sell-side, from pre-transaction planning to post-deal integration. She is often called upon to help structure transactions, analyze the tax implications of a transaction, as well as run due diligence processes.

Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Karen was a partner at a regional CPA firm. Additionally, she was previously a tax manager at an international CPA firm.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey
  • CPA License: New York
  • Lean Six Sigma CPA Green Belt

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Past Author for the New Jersey CPA Magazine Past Author for the New Jersey CPA Magazine and the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal
  • Named NJBIZ Power 50 in Accounting for 2021, 2022, and 2023


  • Karen graduated with both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Taxation from Pace University.  She continues her education through regular CPE and educational seminars.


What motivates you?

I’m motivated by helping people succeed.

What is your favorite part of the culture at WG?

My favorite part of the culture at WG is that all levels of staff have input into what the future of our firm will look like – everyone’s ideas are discussed.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

As long as you never stop asking questions or challenging the status quo, every day will be different than the one before and you will learn something new every day.

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