Areas of Practice
Education
  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. and Certificate of Tax Law and Policy, magna cum laude, 2014, Senior Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • University of Southern California, B.S., 2002
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Arizona

Karen Jurichko Lowell

Associate
201 E. Washington Street
Suite 1600
Phoenix AZ 85004
TEL: +1 602 257 5290
FAX: +1 602 452 0929

Karen Jurichko Lowell focuses her 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.

Prior to joining Steptoe, Ms. Lowell 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.