Tax litigation & controversy attorney arecomprised of attorneys with expertise in counselling and advocating for taxpayers before federal, state, and municipal taxing agencies, as well as in all federal and state courts where tax issues are adjudicated. Attorneys on the team have argued matters for the Justice dept Tax Division and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, worked as IRS Appeals Officers and Collection Inspectors, and law clerks for the Tax Court. The staff also comprises CPAs, MBAs, and Masters of Laws in Taxation, as well as attorneys who have held key tax roles in private enterprises.Tax lawyers advise clients in all types of tax disputes, including inspections, administration challenges, Tax Administration and state court litigation, and overseas problems involving competent authority.
What do they do?
The combination of several important criteria distinguishes a legitimate tax controversy business from those who claim to handle “tax controversies,” including:
- Tax skills on a wide range of complicated tax challenges,
- A thorough awareness of the complexities of tax procedure and the tax controversy procedure,
- Extensive understanding of and expertise working with the IRS, the Justice Dept, and state taxing agencies, as well as a track record of effectively contesting disputed tax disputes.
The customers span from the biggest multinational enterprises to every other type of corporate entity imaginable, as well as estates, trusts, individuals, and charity organisations. The client engagements encompass the full range of substantive tax concerns, including income, inheritance and gift taxation, employment taxes, excise taxes, and tax-exempt companies.They emerge at every stage of the tax dispute process, from the first tax audit through the drafting of tax protests and negotiations with IRS Appeal, to lawsuits in the Tax Court, Federal Appeals Courts, and the Court of National Claims. We also have substantial expertise fighting appeals before the Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Likewise, at the state and local levels, we advocate for taxpayers throughout the dispute and lawsuit process.
In criminal tax proceedings, we represent corporations and people who are accused of owing taxes or of being criminally accountable for failing to comply with tax regulations. Representative activities include defending people against charges of failure to declare revenue, fraudulent overstating of deductions, dishonest tax return preparation, failure to recover and pay unpaid payroll taxes, and conspiracy to impede tax collection.Whether we are brought in at the start of a dispute or after earlier attempts at mediation had flopped, we understand how to examine every option to get the best result for the client.