When the IRS shows up at your door, our goal is to achieve a favorable result and also reduce the effect of penalties and interest, while your personal and business activities continue with minimal disruption. Our highly regarded tax litigation practice, represents taxpayers before the US Tax Court, US Courts of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. We create customized solutions to help businesses and farmers manage their tax compliance, taxability determinations, sourcing, tax accounting, and other tax decisions more efficiently.
We represent clients ranging from multinational corporations to high-net-worth individuals in a variety of complex tax disputes, including audits, voluntary disclosures, and criminal inquiries. Clients rely on our broad knowledge of the tax controversy process and our enduring and productive relationships with tax authorities.
Our tax lawyers have represented Fortune 500 companies as well as other companies in tax disputes in the United States Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and various federal circuit courts of appeals. We have also been involved in hundreds of IRS Appeals proceedings. We have represented our corporate clients in numerous leading tax cases, involving industry-wide issues and deficiencies in the hundreds of millions of dollars. We have handled more than 75 cases in U.S. Tax Court and other federal courts. We also have extensive experience and a high success rate in resolving tax controversies before they reach the courts.
How we do it:
- Effective negotiations with taxing authorities
- Representation in federal audits, appeals, Tax Court, federal courts
- Representation in state and local audits, and local tribunals
- Representation in IDES audits, appeals and administrative law courts
- Dealing with IRS Examiners
- Responding to information requests or summonses
- Requesting technical advice from the IRS National Office
- Negotiating closing agreements and other settlements
- Preparing protests and negotiating settlements in the IRS Appeals Office
- Choosing the proper forum and strategy for tax litigation
- Conducting discovery
- Litigating your case at trial and on appeal