Sandra Karas, Esq.
Securities Licensed Registered Rep
Sandra Karas joined the team in 2009, having been a consultant in tax and legal matters to the practice before that.
In addition to being a licensed registered representative, Sandra is an attorney and tax accountant focusing on Trust and Estate Planning. With a background in arts, entertainment, and education, she is a frequent lecturer on tax, estate planning, debt management, budget and finances to professional, labor, and arts organizations.
Her philosophy and approach to her practice is to empower each client with the tools needed to understand and feel secure about their financial and long-term planning objectives. Sandra is proud to be a part of the Marathon team where she is able to provide her clients with a full-service approach to their personal, family, and financial goals.
An avid volunteer, she dedicates some of her time to 2 performing arts unions: Actors’ Equity Association, the theatre union, as its Secretary-Treasurer and SAG-AFTRA, the film and television union. She is also Tax Director of VITA, an all-volunteer, pro bono tax assistance program, serving low-income and disabled taxpayers.
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.
She splits her time between Syracuse and Manhattan, where she lives with her husband, Andrew Karas. They have two grown children: Christina, an Environmental Scientist, and Alexander, a Mechanical Engineer.