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Kari Smoker

Kari Smoker

Associate Professor andGraduate Director, MS in Accounting
(585) 395-5518
Office: 108A Hartwell Hall


  • MS, Taxation, Golden Gate University
  • JD, The Ohio State University
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Rochester

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax I
  • Federal Income Tax II
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Advanced Topics in Taxation and Regulation


  • 2001 - New York State Bar
  • 2003 - United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • 2003 - United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Grants, Fellowships, and Honors

  • Recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's 2009 Forty under 40 Award for professional achievement and community involvement
  • Recognized as a 2010 Woman to Watch Honoree by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
  • Recipient of the 2006 Emerging Leader Award at the New York State Convention of the American Association of University Women

Professional Activities

  • Law License, New York State. 2012-2016
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, beginning August 2015-2016
  • Researched S-corp liquidity issues and the effect on shareholder basis. 2014-2015
  • Researched the effects (tax and procedural) of executor's US residency on Canadian estate. 2013-2014
  • Campaign for Justice, raised over $300,000 in legal funding for low income individuals. 2012-2013
  • Immediate Past President of the Greater Rochester Area Association for Women Attorneys (Women's Bar Association) and Chair of the Development Committee. 2012-2013
  • Consultant to the NBA and NHL Players' Associations in a hearing before the Tennessee Legislature on the Jock Tack. Tennessee repealed the tax as a result of the hearing. 2012-2013

Last Updated 11/20/18

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