Sandra Karas is an attorney, tax accountant and estate/retirement planner with background in the arts, theatre, music and education. She lectures regularly on tax, estate planning, debt management, budget and finances to myriad professional, labor and arts organizations. Her philosophy and approach to her practice is to empower each client with the tools needed to navigate the unpredictable seas of his/her own financial and professional life. With information comes understanding and the confidence to set attainable goals and manage the vagaries of life. Sandra treats each client with the utmost of respect and values a mutually beneficial relationship. She is proud of the many long-term associations she has cultivated and always welcomes a new member to the practice. An avid volunteer, she dedicates her time to 2 performing arts unions: Actors’ Equity Association as its Secretary-Treasurer and SAG-AFTRA . Among other duties, she is Director of VITA, an all-volunteer, pro bono tax assistance program. Sandra earned her BFA from Ithaca College, her MA from Schiller International University in Berlin, Germany, her MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. She is admitted in all New York State Courts, Federal District Court, United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. Sandra is married to Andrew Karas and they have two children: Christina, an Environmental Scientist who lives in Maine and Alexander, a Mechanical Engineer who lives in New York.
Robert Gomes, a native of New Jersey, is part of the practice as administrative and client support. A graduate of New York University, Rob brings many years of community and social service to the position. A writer, actor and film-maker, he also interfaces well with our artistic community and adds a level of professional connection to many of our clientele. His patient and easy-going demeanor makes him an asset in a busy practice. Rob currently resides in Manhattan.