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Karen Jurichko Lowell

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With a proven background in resolving business tax disputes, Karen Jurichko Lowell focuses her legal practice on sales, use, and property tax matters, including tax audits and appeals through various administrative stages, the tax court, and the court of appeals. She advises manufacturers, high-tech companies, construction contractors and developers, electric utilities, solar energy companies, and other clients on various multistate sales and use tax issues, including advising e-commerce businesses on their multistate sales and use tax nexus and collection obligations. She also has experience with property tax valuation appeals for various types of industrial and commercial properties, corporate transactions, and health care taxes.

Karen previously worked for a tax consultancy focused on California state business incentives, rising to the position of senior manager for audit and controversy. In that role, she managed more than 100 audits annually, provided conflict resolution for all company clients with the California Franchise Tax Board, and crafted a structured methodology to resolve tax disputes.

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Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Certificate of Tax Law and Policy, Order of the Coif, 2014
  • B.S., University of Southern California, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2014

Community

  • University of Southern California Alumni Club of Phoenix, President
  • Ballet Arizona Contemporary Council, Board Member
  • Arizona State Bar Tax Council, State and Local Tax Liasion
  • Arizona Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Tax Law, 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Tax, 2021

Publications

  • Co-Author, TaxNotes.com, 08/31/2020
  • Co-Author, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 05/22/2020
  • Co-Author, Lewis Roca, 02/19/2020
  • Co-Author, TaxNotes.com, 2019-10-01
  • Co-Author, 07/31/2019
  • Co-Author, 07/17/2019
  • 2018 Year in Review Arizona Tax Update
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 12/3/2018
  • The Wayfair Case: Physical Presence Out and Economic Nexus In. What's Now in Store for Internet Retailers?
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 06/26/2018
  • Supreme Court Overturns ‘Physical Presence' Rule in Sales Tax Case
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 06/21/2018
  • 2017 Arizona Tax Update
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 12/3/2017
  • Ardmore Substantially Expands the Reach of California's Documentary Transfer Tax
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 09/7/2017
  • Expanded Electronic Filing and Payment of Business Taxes Takes Effect Today
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 08/9/2017
  • 2016 Arizona Tax Update
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 03/16/2017
  • Centralized Licensing and Reporting for Arizona Transaction Privilege Taxes Starts January 1
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 2016-12-26
  • Arizona's Sales Tax Simplification to Be Fully Implemented on January 1
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 11/11/2016
  • Arizona Department of Revenue Issues Updated Sales and Use Tax Nexus Ruling
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 11/9/2016
  • Arizona Department of Revenue Limits the Validity of TPT Exemption Certificates to One Year
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 07/7/2016
  • Arizona's Centralized Transaction Privilege Tax Reporting Almost Here
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 07/1/2016
  • 2015 Arizona Tax Update
    Co-Author, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 02/17/2016

Client Alerts

Events

  • Speaker, "Annual Construction Sales Tax Conference," October 22, 2020
  • Speaker, "How is it that Arizona and California Can Tax the Same Service Income - The Costs of Performance Test vs. Market Sourcing," Arizona Federal Tax Institute Conference, January 23, 2020
  • Speaker, “15th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar,” Steptoe & Johnson LLP, September 20, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Changing Sales Tax Landscape – What’s Ahead After Wayfair?” Steptoe & Johnson LLP, August 9, 2018
  • Speaker, "Finding Your Way After Wayfair: Navigating 'Economic Nexus' and Internet Sales Taxation," ALI CLE, August 8, 2018
  • Speaker, "Sales Taxation of Internet Transactions: What Now after Wayfair?" Lorman Seminars, July 30, 2018
  • Speaker, "Sales and Use Tax Issues of Internet Transactions," Lorman Seminars, April 24, 2018
  • Speaker, “14th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar,” Steptoe & Johnson LLP, September 13, 2017
  • Speaker, “13th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar,” Steptoe & Johnson LLP, September 29, 2016
  • Speaker, "Arizona Unclaimed Property Reporting," Lorman Seminars, November 11, 2016
  • Speaker, “12th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar,” Steptoe & Johnson LLP, September 24, 2015

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