Kirkland’s Tax Disputes Practice Group provides skilled and experienced advocacy on behalf of clients at every stage of the tax controversy process, from pre-audit planning, to audit through administrative appeals and post-appeals mediation, in competent authority matters, and in tax litigation in Federal and state courts.
By leveraging a deep underlying knowledge of substantive tax law and the intricacies of tax practice and procedure, we are able to assist clients in anticipating and planning for potential future tax controversies at the time transactions are structured and completed. When an audit or controversy does arise, we have a wealth of experience in dealing with the IRS and other taxing authorities to resolve high stakes and complex disputes effectively and efficiently.
Kirkland’s tax disputes practice has a proven track record of reaching favorable outcomes for our clients without resorting to formal tax litigation. However, when resolution at the administrative level is not possible, we have substantial experience in successfully trying—and winning—complex and high-profile tax disputes. A key to our success is that our tax disputes lawyers are both tax lawyers and litigation lawyers. Kirkland lawyers understand both complex substantive tax issues and how to manage and present a case effectively, and have represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, Federal district courts, Federal bankruptcy courts, and various state courts.