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Tax Controversy

Creating clarity and protection.

Tax audits are a fact of life for organizations of all sizes. When the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Justice, state Department of Revenue or state criminal investigation bureau comes calling, it is important to have trusted, experienced advisors in your corner.

Husch Blackwell’s Tax Controversy group represents multinational and domestic companies, owners, executives, estates, trusts and other individuals in all phases of large complex civil and criminal tax proceedings, including:

  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Civil tax audits
  • IRS investigations 
  • IRS criminal administrative appeals
  • State and local taxation controversies
  • Search warrants
  • Summons enforcement
  • Grand jury and administrative criminal investigations
  • Negotiated settlements with the IRS
  • Civil and criminal trials, including sentencings and appeals

We strive to obtain resolutions in confidential forums wherever possible. Trial attorneys share their perspective at the very beginning of a case, which often helps the team strategize to avoid the expense and uncertainty of protracted litigation. We pride ourselves on creative and practical solutions that achieve very favorable results. Our goal is to secure the best result for each client in the most cost-effective manner possible.

When necessary, however, our seasoned attorneys are aggressive trial advocates. We regularly represent clients in federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Tax Court and the Courts of Appeals. In the process, we have achieved significant concessions from the IRS and many victories.  

Many of our attorneys have had legal careers with the federal government, giving them valuable insight into how the “other side” thinks. Our team includes former IRS attorneys, assistant U.S. attorneys, FBI agents, DOJ attorneys and a former U.S. attorney. Team members are recognized authorities on the subject and frequently write and speak on tax-related topics.

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