Special CBA Seminar: Life of a Tax Audit / Controversy

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Sponsors: Center for Economic Progress - Tax Clinic
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Chicago Bar Association
321 S Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604
Speakers: Andy Roberson is counsel in the Tax Department located in Latham & Watkins' Chicago office specializing in tax controversy and litigation matters. Mr. Roberson represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service Examination Division and Appeals Office and before the Illinois Department of Revenue, and has been involved in the litigation of more than 30 matters at all levels of the Federal court system, including the United States Tax Court, various US Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court. Mr. Roberson began his career as an attorney-advisor for Judges Robert P. Ruwe and Joseph R. Goeke of the Tax Court, where he was responsible for researching a variety of federal tax, procedural, and evidentiary issues and drafting opinions and orders. In addition to his Tax Court activities and bar licenses, Mr. Roberson is member of the American Bar Association (Section of Taxation) and the Illinois State Bar Association (Federal Taxation). Before joining Latham & Watkins, he was an associate in the tax controversy practice group of another leading law firm. Mr. Roberson is active in the pro bono community, working with the Tax Clinic to assist low-income individuals in tax disputes and collection matters with the Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue. He regularly represents clients in Federal and state examinations and administrative appeals and hearings, as well as in Tax Court proceedings. Mr. Roberson received LL.M degree from New York University School of Law and J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

This presentation provided a general background of the IRS audit process from the commencement of the examination through litigation. It focused on representing low-income individuals before the Internal Revenue Service and in the United States Tax Court.

Examples of common issues and situations were provided, as well as practice tips for attorneys at each level of the audit.


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Last Updated: 11/28/2011

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