August 13, 2015

Karen Connair Joins Marcum LLP as Tax Partner in the Irvine Office

Karen Connair Joins Marcum LLP as Tax Partner in the Irvine Office

New York City, NY – Karen F. Connair, CPA, has joined Marcum LLP as a Tax & Business Services Partner in the firm’s Irvine, CA, office. She is a member of the Corporate Tax Compliance and Planning group. Marcum is a top national accounting and advisory services firm.

Ms. Connair has over 25 years of experience working in both public accounting and private industry. Her expertise includes tax compliance, tax accounting and tax consulting for large and middle-market closely held companies, partnerships, their owners and other high net worth individuals.

Prior to joining Marcum, Ms. Connair was distinguished as the first female partner at a local Orange County accounting firm. Her experience also includes 17 years at a “Big Four” firm where she was responsible for providing all tax services (U.S., state, local and international) to her clients. She has worked on internal Tax Quality peer reviews throughout the Americas and has led numerous internal technical educational training sessions at both local and regional levels. Before reentering the public accounting field, she was the Tax Director for a commercial real estate developer.

Ms. Connair is an active member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), where she served as 2014-2015 President for the Orange County/Long Beach chapter and currently chairs the chapter’s Financial Literacy program. At the state level, she is a chapter council representative and member of the Membership Committee. Previously, she was a committee representative for the 2014 Women’s Leadership Forum Planning Committee.

“Karen Connair is an outstanding professional with deep expertise in tax planning for high net worth individuals and closely held businesses,” said Philip J. Wilson, partner-in-charge of Marcum’s California region. “Her experience in both private and public accounting is a tremendous asset to her clients and brings additional depth to our Irvine Tax Department.”

Ms. Connair holds an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Accounting from California State University at Fullerton.

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