Christina Jonathan concentrates on tax litigation, trust and estates, and guardianship.
In her tax litigation practice, Christina represents individuals and businesses before the IRS and the NYS Dept. of Finance for civil and criminal tax proceedings, audits (including sales tax), innocent spouse claims, FBAR violations, trust fund assessments, penalty abatements and all collection matters. She assists clients in securing affordable payment plans, lifting levies, seizures, business closures, passport certification reversals, driver’s license suspensions and all other adverse collection matters. Christina has successfully negotiated settlements with the taxing authorities that substantially reduced her clients’ tax liabilities.
In her trust and estates practice, Christina counsels clients to meet their estate planning goals. She prepares wills, trust instruments, power of attorney forms, advance directives, as well as shareholder and operating agreements.
The loss of a loved one is difficult. Christina is a compassionate attorney, who represents fiduciaries and families in probate and administration proceedings, from inception to final distributions. In contested estate proceedings, she represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries for will/trust contests, judicial accountings, breach of fiduciary duty, turn-over proceedings and construction proceedings.
In her guardianship practice, Christina represents clients in Article 81, Article 17/17A proceedings. She also receives court appointments to serve as guardian for incapacitated persons, the attorney for alleged incapacitated persons and for guardians, and court evaluator, pursuant to Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge.
Prior to joining Jaspan Schlesinger Narendran, LLP, Christina was a partner in a prestigious Garden City law firm wherein she managed the tax litigation department for over seven years.
Covid 19 Business Closures and Individual Tax Consequences, New York Law Journal, April 1, 2021
Actor Wesley Snipes’ Offer in Compromise Got Sniped by the IRS, New York Law Journal, April 18, 2019
How to Avoid Criminal Charges for New York State Liabilities, Lawline, December 6, 2018
The Inevitable: Death and Taxes, New York Law Journal, January 12, 2018
Dead Hand Control and Estate Tax Considerations, New York Law Journal, September 11, 2017
Protecting Pets with Estate Planning, New York Law Journal, January 19, 2016
Birth after Death, New York Law Journal, August 31, 2015
Can Wills and Trusts Be Contest-Proofed, New York Law Journal, January 5, 2015
Government Looks to Pin Down Tax Evaders, New York Law Journal, September 29, 2014
When There’s No Will, There is a Way, New York Law Journal, September 24, 2014
‘Brewer’ Raises New Issues Regarding Estate Distribution, New York Law Journal, January 21, 2014