Karen Neville

Senior Tax Counsel


All Courts of the State of California

Practice Areas


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  • Affiliations
  • Publications
  • Education

Practicing from Murphy Pearson’s San Francisco office, Karen focuses on tax controversies and representation of businesses and individuals before the Internal Revenue Service and other state and local taxing authorities. She also assists private clients with tax planning and business transactions. Her broad experience includes federal, state and international tax matters. She regularly deals with corporate, partnership, individual, not-for-profit, and employment, as well as trust, estate, and gift tax issues.

In addition, Karen represents CPAs, accountants and their accounting firms, enrolled agents, tax preparers and attorneys in tax, accounting and legal malpractice defense.

Prior to joining Murphy Pearson, Karen spent several years in the San Francisco office of a Big Four public accounting firm and clerked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tax Division in Los Angeles.

  • California State Bar
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

Karen has co-authored and contributed to several articles on taxation issues and tax and accounting malpractice risk management.

J.D., M.B.T., University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Leventhal School of Accounting

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, cum laude