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CPA, MST, Shareholder
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.
I’m motivated by helping people succeed.
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.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
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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