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Todd Welty, PC is a partner in McDermott’s Dallas office and is co-chair of the Firm’s Tax Controversy practice. Todd’s practice is both national and international in scope. Approximately 95 percent of his professional time is spent on tax controversy and litigation. He represents a broad range of clients including Fortune 100 companies, large non-US multinational companies, closely-held businesses, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and tax advisors – whether they be lawyers or certified public accountants. A seasoned trial lawyer, Todd has tried major cases to verdict. In fact, Todd has been intimately involved in the litigation of several of the largest civil tax cases ever brought in the United States.
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Laura L. Gavioli, PC is a partner in McDermott’s Dallas office. Laura specializes in handling complex civil tax audits, criminal tax investigations, and trial and appellate tax litigation. She has litigated numerous civil tax cases in US Tax Court and federal district court venues around the country, including significant taxpayer victories eliminating IRS penalties due to clients’ reasonable cause. She has represented clients involved in some of the largest criminal tax investigations and prosecutions ever brought in the US—and she has achieved repeated successes in quashing IRS criminal investigations before those investigations became public.
Washington, D.C. Office
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Elizabeth Erickson is a partner in McDermott’s Washington, DC, office. Elizabeth represents clients in disputes before the US Tax Court, US district courts, the IRS Appeals and Examination Divisions, and the IRS National Office. Substantive issues in dispute in these matters have included capitalization and change in method of accounting issues; captive insurance; accounting for redemption of premium coupons; abandonment loss issues; Section 1341 claims; the tax treatment of settlement payments and legal fees, including tax reporting requirements; transfer pricing issues; and tax advantaged transactions.
Andrew R. Roberson is a partner in McDermott’s Chicago and Silicon Valley offices. Andy represents clients before the IRS Examination Division and Appeals Office and has been involved in over 50 matters at all levels of the Federal court system, including the US Tax Court, several US Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has settled several tax disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including Fast Track Settlement and Post-Appeals Mediation, and in representing clients in CAP audits. Andy also represents individuals in Global High Wealth Industry Group audit and in connection with disclosure programs.
Washington, D.C. Office
T: +1 202 756 8203
Kevin Spencer is a partner in McDermott’s Washington, DC, office. Kevin represents clients in disputes before the US Tax Court, US District Courts, US Circuit Courts of Appeals, the IRS Appeals and Examination Divisions and the IRS National Office. He has significant tax controversy experience involving such matters as the treatment of credit card fees and other OID, credit card rewards programs, estate tax, change in method of accounting issues, so-called “LILO” and “SILO” transactions, and numerous other tax advantaged transactions.