Though I represent taxpayers throughout the U.S. and abroad, my main office is located in Columbia, Maryland, part of the Washington D.C. metro area. This office is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Hagerstown area. In many instances, it is not necessary to meet with clients in person, as communication by phone, fax, or E-mail may be more than sufficient.
As a Tax Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Financial Planner®, I am well versed in the procedural and substantive tax rules necessary to successfully represent clients involved in IRS litigation, IRS audits, collection matters, and criminal investigations.
My years of working as an auditor and forensic accountant, coupled with my tax background, allow me to come up with creative strategies to solve IRS tax problems. I have defended individuals and businesses involved in the most challenging state and federal tax controversies.
Although an IRS problem may seem insurmountable and never-ending at times, they can frequently be solved with a well thought out strategy. Often times, achieving a successful outcome in an IRS case hinges upon the discretion of the individuals who are assigned to the case within the IRS.
As a lawyer who exclusively practices in the area of tax controversies, I understand the need for balancing an aggressive approach with the need for developing a strong rapport with the assigned agent. This balance allows me to achieve excellent outcomes for my clients, while protecting them from potential catastrophes.
I frequently handle complex cases in the following areas: IRS examination, IRS tax levy, tax lien, wage garnishment, collection due process hearing, collection appeal, offer in compromise, requests for penalty abatement, payroll tax delinquencies, trust fund recovery penalties, foreign bank account reporting requirements (FBAR) and allegations of white collar crime including money laundering, currency structuring, willful failure to file, and willful failure to pay.
I hope the information I have compiled on this website is helpful for you to gain an understanding of the common issues that occur during a tax controversy matter. The tabs on the left detail the common practice areas and provide insight into potential strategies used to solve an IRS tax issue. Often times, one engagement will embody several of these practice areas. Moreover, I have added some resources including IRS Forms and information that may be helpful for taxpayers. If you would like to discuss your case, please feel free to call me at (410) 497-5947 for a free consultation, or submit your information in the box to the right, and I will call you. I look forward to a successful resolution of your IRS tax case!