Why did you become an attorney?
I loved the challenge of it; the complexity. I love doing work that matters to people.
What is the best part of your job?
We are problem solvers. The matters we handle are often extremely complex with layers of issues. It is a great feeling when you are able to resolve a thorny issue and achieve a great result for your client. Those are the days you work for.
•Represents clients during all phases of federal tax controversies, including IRS audit, administrative appeals, and court proceedings in the United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, and federal district court
•Experience includes a wide range of complex tax issues, including economic substance and business purpose, partnership issues, OID, transfer pricing, accuracy-related penalties, foreign tax credits, and criminal tax issues
•Extensive knowledge of subjects related to federal tax practice and procedure and the handling of tax controversies and litigation
•Previously worked as a trial attorney at the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, representing the United States in federal district courts in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, in a wide variety of tax cases, including refund, bankruptcy, and preparer-injunction cases
Speeches and Publications
•Author, The Defender , Sirote's Tax Controversy Blog
•Co-author, Navigating the Defenses to Valuation Penalties in Charitable Deduction Cases, Journal of Taxation, December 2014
•Author, Avoiding IRS Penalties: Who Can You Rely On?, The Counselor, September 2013
•Sirote & Permutt Presents Alabama Society of CPA Seminar Series
•Sirote's Tax Litigation Lawyers File Brief in Appeal of $2.1 Million Conservation Easement Deduction
•Sirote & Permutt Hires Tax Attorney in Huntsville Office
•Admitted to practice
•United States Court of Federal Claims
•United States Tax Court
•Alabama State Bar
•The District of Columbia Bar
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