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Former IRS Chief Counsel Sr. Attorney Laurie B. Kazenoff, Joins Meltzer Lippe




Laurie B. Kazenoff, a former Senior Attorney with IRS Chief Counsel and experienced practitioner in Tax Controversy, Joins Meltzer Lippe

Mineola, NY – Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, announces Laurie B. Kazenoff, J.D., LL.M., has joined the firm’s Tax Law Practice Group as counsel.

Originally from Philadelphia and a long-time resident of Huntington, Laurie has 30 years of experience in Tax Controversy as a Senior Attorney with IRS Chief Counsel litigating before the U.S. Tax Court, an Estate & Gift Tax Attorney with the IRS Estate and Gift Tax Division, a Senior Manager in Tax Controversy for a nationally ranked New York City accounting firm and as owner of her own Tax Controversy practice.

Laurie’s practice concentrates in IRS and New York State tax controversies including Examinations, Appeals, and Tax Court litigation involving all types of entities and tax issues. She also represents clients before the IRS and NYS Collection Divisions including Collection Due Process and Equivalency Hearings, addressing IRS Notices of Lien, Levies, New York State Warrants, New York State license suspensions due to tax assessments, Responsible Person and Sales and Use Tax assessments, negotiation of settlements including Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements and Penalty Abatements. Subspecialties include Estate and Gift Tax issues and Pension Plan Qualification issues. She also handles New York State Residency issues.

Clients include high profile and high net worth individuals, corporations, partnerships and other entities in investment banking, law, real estate, engineering, architecture, medicine, entertainment, fashion, media, construction, manufacturing, sports and technology.

Laurie earned an Honors BA from the University of Pennsylvania, J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) degrees from Temple University Beasley School of Law, completing the final year of her LL.M. studies at New York University School of Law.

Laurie has training in fraud examination and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Her professional associations include: the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association.  She lectures on a variety of tax topics affecting individuals and businesses. Laurie is active in the Huntington Town Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Research Committee of the Board of Directors of  the NephCure Foundation which is a non-profit committed to research and treatment of kidney disease in children.

Laurie is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bars, the United States Tax Court and the Federal Court of Claims.