Please let me introduce myself.
I began my career as a tax lawyer in 1984 with fourteen years as an IRS Chief Counsel attorney and Special Assistant US Attorney. In 1998, I entered private practice with the Portland firm of Greene & Markley, where I developed and managed a tax controversy and bankruptcy group that handled many of the largest and most complex tax cases in Oregon. I left G&M for solo practice in 2009, and was joined by Alexis Weyers in 2017. Over many decades as a tax lawyer, I have handled most types of federal and Oregon tax audit and collection controversies. I have taught extensively for both the IRS and for the Oregon State Bar and tax professional societies of Oregon. I have served as a tax expert witness or consultant for other law firms several dozen times. I have held a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating since 1999 and have been selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers since 2012 in the fields of bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, and in Best Lawyers in America in the field of tax controversy since 2010. I was selected as Best Lawyers' 2014 Litigation and Controversy "Tax Lawyer of the Year" for Portland, Oregon.
I am blessed to have Alexis Weyers working with me in our practice. We focus on civil audit and collection tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the Oregon tax agencies, and strive to provide our clients with superlative legal services.