Karen Streisfeld-Leitner

Partner at McLaughlin & Stern LLP

Karen Streisfeld-Leitner

Karen Streisfeld-Leitner

Partner at McLaughlin & Stern LLP

Biography

Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner received her A.B. in psychology from Duke University, cum laude, in 1986, and her J.D. from Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, in 1990. While at Cornell, Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner received the American Jurisprudence Award in contracts, was a Note Editor of the Cornell Law Review, published "The Denial of Due Process: The Unrecognized Right to an Attorney for Jeopardy Assessed Taxpayers," and, upon graduation, was admitted into the Order of the Coif. After law school, Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner served as a federal judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In 2003, she received a Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner joined McLaughlin & Stern in 2004 as an associate, became counsel to the firm in 2007 and was made a McLaughlin & Stern partner in 2011. As an experienced estate planner, she is highly skilled in using a wide variety of sophisticated tax planning techniques to achieve clients' goals for their families in a tax-efficient manner. Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner also appreciates her clients' desires to maintain a simple approach to their estate planning, and works with them conscientiously to streamline the techniques used. In assisting clients with the administration of estates, Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner provides legal and practical support to the clients' fiduciaries to assist them in meeting their fiduciary responsibilities in a manner consistent with the client's needs and preferences.

Ms. Streisfeld-Leitner resides in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, with her husband and two children.

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Partner at McLaughlin & Stern LLP
Education
LLM in Taxation
Class of 2003

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1990

Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University and one of the five Ivy League law schools. The school confers three law degrees. The school has three law journals that are student-edited: the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published by Cornell Law faculty.

AB in Psychology, cum laude
Class of 1986

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

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Note Editor
Prior

Founded in 1915, the Cornell Law Review is a student-run and student-edited journal that strives to publish novel scholarship that will have an immediate and lasting impact on the legal community. The Cornell Law Review publishes six issues annually consisting of articles, essays, book reviews, and student notes.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

McLaughlin & Stern LLP is a private company headquartered in New York, NY. The firm provides legal services.

Clerk
Prior

The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (in case citations, N.D.N.Y.) serves one of the 94 judicial districts in the United States and one of four in the state of New York. The U.S. Attorney for the district is Richard S. Hartunian. Appeals from the Northern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which has jurisdiction over the four districts of New York, the District of Connecticut and the District of Vermont (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Awards & Honors
American Jurisprudence Award
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