Karen Lohnes is the leader of the PwC Passthrough Group. She is a fully dedicated specialist in all aspects of Partnership taxation. Mrs. Lohnes assists clients with joint venture matters, including structuring domestic and foreign partnership acquisitions and disposition transactions.
Mrs. Lohnes has extensive consulting experience in the areas of partnership formation and operational issues, including disguised sales, substantial economic effect analysis and section 704(c) methods. Her experience also includes treatment of contractual alliances, application of section 197, basis adjustments and section751 analysis.
Prior to joining the legacy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Mrs. Lohnes was a tax associate with Covington & Burling where she focused on partnership, corporate and general tax matters. She also served as a law clerk to US Tax Court Chief Judge Lapsley Hamblen, Jr.
Mrs. Lohnes is a regular speaker at national conferences including PLI, TEI and ABA. She is a co-author of the BNA on LLCs and author of numerous articles including, “Value equals basis and partners’ distributive share; stuffing, fill-ups, and waterfalls,” and “Controversial Ruling Requires Gain to be Recognized on Distributions From Merged Partnership” both published in Journal of Taxation, “Foreign Partnership: Rules, Issues, and Planning Opportunities Regarding U.S. Filing Requirements,” published in International Tax Journal, “Effecting Capital Gain Treatment on Disposition of a Partnership Interests,” published in the University of Southern California Tax Institute’s Major Tax Planning and “Maximizing Section 197 Amortization in Partnership Transactions” and “To File or Not to File, That is the Question for Foreign Partnerships,” published in The Tax Advisor. She is a member of the ABA Partnership Tax Committee and is chair of the Partnership Workout Subcommittee.
Education and credentials
Mrs. Lohnes holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and served as Editor on the Boston University Law Review. She also holds a B.S. Accounting from Louisiana State University.