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Karen J Lapekas

Karen J Lapekas

Practice areas:

Tax, Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Litigation

About Me

       Lapekas Law counsels clients on all phases of federal tax controversy, including the representation of taxpayers in IRS audits and before the U.S. Tax Court.


       If you are being audited or want to appeal the results of an audit, I can make sure you get the best possible result.  I will communicate with the IRS on your behalf, present facts and legal authority in support of your position to reduce the amount of tax the IRS says you owe, negotiate settlements or payment arrangements, and potentially identify situations where the IRS owes you money.


       If you are facing an IRS lien, levy, frozen refund, or trust fund penalty liability, I can help you obtain alternative solutions to the IRS’ collection efforts, including helping you reach an installment agreement, offer in compromise, or a “currently not collectible status.”  Additionally, I can help you determine whether Bankruptcy is a practical solution to your tax debts. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Tax: 80%
    6 years, 170 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    2 years, 2 cases
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 5%
    6 years, 8 cases
  4. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 5%
    6 years, 8 cases
  5. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 5%
    6 years, 3 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lapekas is one of the finest Tax attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lapekas Law, P.A.

2665 S Bayshore Dr Ste 220 3
Miami, FL, 33133-5448



FLMember in Good Standing200808/12/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing200808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Litigation ExcellenceIRS Office of Chief Counsel2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PresidentLapekas Law, P.A.2013 - Present
Senior AttorneyIRS Office of Chief Counsel2009 - 2013
Legal assistantLefkofsky & Gorosh, P.A.2007 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Big Brothers & Big SistersVolunteer2012 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AlawN/A
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws (Taxation)N/A