Grand Valley State University
M.S., Taxation, 2023
Grand Rapids, Michigan
PBACC, Paralegal Studies, 2012
Western Michigan University
B.A., Business Administration, 2004
Kari Petersen is an experienced paralegal working primarily with Varnum’s Corporate Team. She focuses on corporate governance and business transactions. She additionally supports attorneys in business formation matters and with corporate governance documents. She maintains corporate minutes books, prepares and completes UCC filings and conducts UCC searches.
Kari is an Enrolled Agent and frequently supports Varnum’s Tax Team. She represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in examination, compliance and tax collection matters. Her experience includes assisting individuals with reporting compliance issues for offshore financial accounts.
Kari is also a Certifying Acceptance Agent, authorized by the IRS to assist individuals who need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) but who do not qualify for a Social Security Number.
International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans
NALS – The Association for Legal Professionals, accredited legal professional
National Association of Enrolled Agents
Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents
Michigan Women’s Tax Association