Tax Litigation & Counseling

Clients facing tax issues have turned to Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears for representation in resolving tax disputes, defending against tax collection actions, and navigating administrative avenues within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state and local tax agencies.

One of our firm partners previously represented the Internal Revenue Service as a trial attorney for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. With this in-house experience, we regularly defend individual and business clients during IRS civil audits and criminal investigations as well as in tax inquiries within the jurisdiction of local and state tax authorities.

In this vein, we have litigated numerous civil and criminal tax cases in federal district courts, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the federal courts of appeals. Our broad experience includes complex tax issues such as taxation of foreign source income, tax accounting issues, and estate tax valuation disputes.

We also have deep familiarity and experience with the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and have advised and assisted numerous clients on its requirements and procedures. This in-house experience in tax matters enables us to address the full scope of our clients’ concerns when tax issues arise, as they often do, in connection with our criminal and civil litigation matters.