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Tax law came first at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. Our firm was founded by lawyers who served with distinction as trial lawyers in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service Office of the Chief Counsel. Our first clients retained us for our expertise in tax law, and our early success as tax lawyers provided the foundation for the growth of our firm.

Tax law remains a core strength of our diversified commercial law practice, with over one-third of our lawyers either practicing primarily or having a strong background in tax law. Many of the lawyers in our tax group have worked with the IRS or Department of Justice Tax Division. Additionally, our tax group includes many lawyers who are board certified in tax law, hold advanced degrees in tax law, are certified public accountants, have clerked at the U.S. Tax Court, or have worked as in-house tax counsel for large multi-national corporations. Our tax lawyers are frequent speakers at continuing education programs throughout the country and internationally, and a number of our lawyers either teach or have taught tax courses at leading law schools.

Our clients include a wide range of public companies, privately held businesses, partnerships and joint ventures, individuals, trusts, estates, and tax-exempt organizations. We advise and represent our clients with respect to all aspects and phases of domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. We routinely guide transactions through the most complex and difficult tax rules. Additionally, many of our lawyers devote all or substantially all of their practice to representing taxpayers in tax controversy matters before the IRS and state taxing authorities, and in the federal and state courts. This gives us first-hand experience with how governmental agencies and the courts interpret and enforce the tax laws, and we apply this unique knowledge to the benefit of all our clients.

Areas of Expertise


  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
     
  • Domestic & International Tax Planning

 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

The Sky is Really Falling
James M. Kane, July 24, 2014
The advent of the early 2013 Congressional $5.0 million estate exemption also gave us a vastly more complicated income tax system that will apply to a large number of estates.

Part 2. Congress is Brilliant. What $$$ Will Your Credit-Shelter Trust Cost You?
James M. Kane, March 05, 2014
In a brilliant, crafty, stealth manner, Congress has converted our death tax into a new income tax paradigm for most married couples who otherwise will never pay estate tax.

Part 1. Congress is Brilliant: Why 99% of "Poor" Taxpayers Now Hold the Short End of the Stick
James M. Kane, February 14, 2014
There are estimates that only about 0.14% of estates (14 out of 1000) will now face the threat of paying federal estate tax. This is the result of Congress in early 2013 enacting the inflation-adjusted $5.0 million federal estate exemption. This is an inflation-adjusted $10 million combined...