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Overview

As an attorney and CPA, Rachel focuses her practice on federal and state tax issues in both planning and controversy matters.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Rachel is able to understand the financial aspects of clients’ businesses and employ her accounting and tax knowledge to help guide clients toward the best possible tax solutions. Rachel has assisted in the representation of clients in various industries, including airlines, telecommunication companies, corn and ethanol producers, healthcare providers, manufacturers, local businesses and individuals. She has worked with individuals, partnerships and corporations in a wide variety of tax audits, administrative appeals and litigation.

For state and local tax matters, her work has covered property tax, sales and use tax, transfer tax, and franchise and income tax. Rachel has assisted in disputes with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and local assessing authorities. For federal tax matters, her work has covered civil tax controversy matters and business transactions, including purchases, sales, mergers and restructurings. Rachel uses her internship experience at the Internal Revenue Service to assist on how she approaches dealings with the IRS.

Rachel has assisted in representing renewable energy entities, helping to structure energy projects in light of federal tax credits. She also has experience with nonprofit tax work, specifically in the areas of nonprofit tax planning, federal exempt status applications, and instances where nonprofit work intersects with property tax exemptions. She takes pleasure in delving into tax research and procedural processes and is comfortable working at federal, state and local levels of taxation.


Services

Recognition

  • Marquette Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • cum laude
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Individual Income Tax
    • Marquette Law Review, Editorial Board
    • Student Bar Association, Board Member
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    • Accounting, Ethnic and Racial Studies

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin

Clerkship

  • Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Small Claims Mediator
Outside the Office

Rachel enjoys exploring the outdoors, attending local sporting events, spending time with her cat Mystic, and staying mentally active with an assortment of reality TV shows (yes, she once applied to be on “Survivor.”) She loves spending time with friends and family and frequently visits La Crosse, Wisconsin, to visit college friends who stayed in the area – and to visit the Mississippi!

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