Tax Controversies

Corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals—these clients seek our help when faced with an investigation or audit by the Internal Revenue Service or the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. Our broad experience covers income taxes, sales and use taxes, estate and gift taxes, excise taxes, and ad valorem taxes. We also handle collection-related matters where the IRS or state is attempting to collect taxes. You will get an effective defense in audits, administrative hearings and proceedings, and appeals before the IRS and state and local taxing authorities. We are committed to analyze and help our clients properly resolve (including litigating, if necessary) their disputes with the taxing authorities.

Our tax lawyers have advanced tax law degrees, and many have accounting backgrounds and use that knowledge to reach effective resolutions on your behalf. They bring a practical familiarity with the accounting and business issues as well as knowledge of the tax code issues that shape controversies. Many of our tax lawyers are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, and have been selected as Fellows in the prestigious American College of Tax Counsel.

State Audits and Appeals

Our tax practice in Arkansas is unsurpassed for our ability to handle audits, appeals, collection matters, and civil and criminal tax litigation.

Federal Audits and Appeals

At the federal level, you get the benefit of our experience and thorough familiarity with the procedures of the IRS to challenge proposed tax assessments, seek abatements or waivers penalties, make demands for documents and other information, and negotiate offers in compromise, lien releases, payment plans, and other administrative solutions to your tax problems.

Estate and Gift Tax Controversies

We have proven success representing clients in tax controversies with the IRS and state taxing authorities on estate and gift tax matters, including disagreements with tax authorities over valuations, exemptions from taxation, and other matters.

Tax Litigation

We have successfully litigated tax controversies before U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the state courts of Arkansas. When litigation is necessary, we engage our firm’s trial attorneys, who are recognized as among the best trial lawyers in our state to assist in handling the case.