Our lawyers are experienced and highly skilled in every facet of tax litigation and representation. Our tax team goes well beyond IRS criminal investigations and offers-in-compromise. At Mahany & Ertl, our lawyers have successfully handled IRS collection matters, innocent spouse claims, injured spouse claims, removal of tax liens, removal of tax levies, refund litigation, non-filer cases, abatement of penalties, audit representation, trust fund recovery penalty cases and tax court appeals.
Several of our attorneys are admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.
A unique aspect of our practice is assisting persons who are not in compliance with domestic tax laws. We have an excellent track record of helping those people come “into the system” while avoiding criminal prosecution.
Our tax team is headed by the firm’s co-founder, Brian Mahany. Brian is a former tax enforcement officer, state revenue commissioner, assistant attorney general – tax and special advisor to the Maine Senate on tax matters. He is also an accomplished defense attorney having been involved in some of the highest profile tax cases in recent years. Brian is assisted by his co-founder, Attorney Christopher Ertl, who worked the last 7 years as a partner in one of the nation’s leading white collar criminal defense firms.