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Federal Tax Litigation

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This law book offers an insider's perspective on both the legal issues and practical considerations involved in handling a federal tax controversy.

Tax lawyers across the country have at least one thing in common — the feeling of frustration when trying to figure out the hows and whys of IRS action or inaction. Federal Tax Litigation helps to lift the veil of mystery. Written by a former litigator for the Tax Division of the Justice Department, this book offers an insider's perspective on both the legal issues and practical considerations involved in handling a federal tax controversy. It presents a comprehensive approach to tax litigation, covering audit, appeal, problems resolution office, collection and subsequent judicial proceedings involving the Justice Department.

You'll find coverage of every aspect of federal tax disputes, including: handling tax controversies at all levels of the IRS; alternative dispute resolution procedures; asserting the “innocent spouse defense”; representing a client who is the target of the Criminal Investigation Division; refuting jeopardy assessments; suits against the federal government for overpayments; establishing “reasonable cause” for failure to pay; fighting government suits for recovery of erroneous refunds; recovery of damages for improper government disclosures of tax return information; taxpayer recovery of attorney's fees; tax debts that may be discharged in bankruptcy; grand jury matters; and more. Whether you are experienced or new to the field, Federal Tax Litigation will show you what to expect and help you advise clients in difficult situations. Don't miss this essential guide used in government, private practice and law schools across the country!

Book #00664; looseleaf, one volume, 1,544 pages; published in 2001, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-101-9

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Division Name LJP
Volumes 1
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Brand LJP
Jurisdiction National
ISBN 978-1-58852-101-9
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Susan A. Berson
Susan A. Berson, a former senior trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, is a partner with based in the Kansas City area. Ms. Berson has litigated tax cases before judges and juries in numerous federal district and bankruptcy courts. The recipient of an Outstanding Attorney Award from the Justice Department, and voted Best of the Bar by her peers, she has also written and lectured at seminars about litigating cases against the government.
Joseph B. Darby III

Joseph (“Jay”) B. Darby III has more than thirty years of experience representing clients in a wide range of tax, estate planning, and related business matters. Jay’s clients range from individuals to large public and private business entities. An early proponent of Opportunity Zones (an investment incentive created under the 2017 Tax Act), Jay has become one of the country’s go-to experts in the area, helping clients bring business investment and ultimately prosperity to some of the most challenged areas of the country.

Jay is the author of a highly acclaimed treatise, Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Sales. He has written more than 1,000 articles on tax, business, and a diverse range of other topics. He teaches numerous advanced tax courses at Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program, and has taught regularly at Boston College Law School and Bentley College (in the Masters of Taxation program). He is a popular speaker on the national tax conference and webinar circuit, lecturing regularly on a wide range of topics.

Jay’s many awards and honors include being recognized in the area of tax practice by Best Lawyers in America®, being recognized for his achievements in Legal 500 U.S., being named a “Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencer” by Opportunity Zone Expo Magazine, and receiving an AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™. 

Jay was a partner at some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country, including Greenberg Traurig LLP and Holland & Knight LLP, before founding his own firm, Joseph Darby Law PC.

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