Karen Adams

Karen Adams


1 Mid America Plaza

Suite 500

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181-4705

United States

Karen Adams is a partner at Crowe and is a regional leader in the manufacturing and distribution (M&D) industry vertical for the tax services group. She focuses on multinational, multistate C-corporation clients in the M&D industry, as well as private equity-owned portfolio companies. Karen works closely with clients to provide a variety of services including compliance, tax research, tax planning, representation of clients in federal and state examinations, preparation and/or review of accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), tax accounting for acquisitions, and dispositions of companies or business units. 

Client focus

Professional affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Chicago Tax Club


  • Master of Science, Taxation
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign