Mrs. Jonathan represents clients in a broad range of tax controversies before the United States Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance, as well as other government regulatory agencies.

After earning her Bachelor in Business Administration from Hofstra University in 2004, Mrs. Jonathan worked at Amsterdam Nursing Home.  She then attended Touro Law School and earned her law degree in 2009. While in law school, she successfully completed clinical programs with the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Mrs. Jonathan also developed a keen ability to understand and communicate with different ethnic groups, by studying international law in Germany and China during her summers abroad.

Mrs. Jonathan began her legal career at a general practice law firm, Gordon & Gordon, PC located in Forest Hills.  While there, she was quickly promoted to the firm’s Senior Litigation Associate. She successfully closed over sixty cases in the areas of criminal law, matrimonial, personal injury, commercial and civil litigation. Wanting to focus on a particular practice area, Mrs. Jonathan resigned in 2013.

Thereafter, Mrs. Jonathan joined Terence E. Smolev, PC wherein she devoted her career to tax litigation. In addition, Mrs. Jonathan accepted several appointments from the Courts pursuant to Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge wherein she served as a court appointed Guardian, Attorney for an Alleged Incapacitated Person and Referee.  Terence E. Smolev, PC merged with Berkman Henoch in August 2016, wherein Mrs. Jonathan was made partner in the firm and Terence E. Smolev. Esq. is of counsel.

Mrs. Jonathan was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2010, as well as the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Southern Districts.

Mrs. Jonathan is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State and New York County Bar Associations, as well as Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She has co-authored several articles in the New York Law Journal. She actively serves in her church and community.



  • Nassau County Bar Association – Tax Law Committee
  • Nassau County Police Reserves
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Bar Association

Christina Jonathan

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