Texas Tax Litigation, IRS Audits and Tax Fraud Attorney
Other Offices: Dallas (TX)
Law Firm OverviewBrown, PC is an international tax firm with main offices in Forth Worth, Texas which has served clients throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
Attorney Brown is particularly knowledgeable in tax issues which affect large health care, technology and energy companies. When clients are facing serious tax disputes with large sums of money involved, Lawrence Brown combines his expertise in U.S. Tax Code and precedents with innovative and effective strategies whether negotiating or litigating. Attorney Brown understands the value of looking at matters from the perspective of the IRS or the agency in question and applying that insight to each client's case.
Year this Office was Established: 1992
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: IRS Audits and Appeals; Tax Litigation; Criminal Tax; IRS Collection; IRS Employment Tax Audit Initiative; Business and Employment Tax.
Areas of Law Description
- Tax Litigation
Tax litigation is a fight. A single loss may create unfavorable precedent that costs the U.S. Treasury millions in tax revenue. The government has a lot on the line, and so do our clients. We assemble a team with the capabilities to match or exceed the government's. Depending on the complexity of the case, Brown, PC may pull in former IRS agents, forensic accounts, financial investigators, CPAs and industry experts. Mr. Brown does not initiate trial proceedings unless prepared to go all the way to verdict ó there is little to be gained in retreat. Our firm routinely represents individuals and businesses in complex tax litigation in courts throughout the United States.
- IRS Audits and Appeals
If you have been targeted for an audit, contact a qualified tax problem attorney before making any contact with the IRS. Lawrence Brown is extensively experienced in the IRS audit process, and can challenge a Revenue Agentís assertions of under reported income or questionable deductions. His knowledge and skill commonly enables clients to walk away without any extra tax obligations, and often without even meeting an IRS agent. The IRS Appeal ó if the Revenue Agent determines that additional tax is owed; the taxpayer has 30 days to request that the IRS Appeals Office review the agent's finding. Mr. Brown has a proven record in IRS appeals, including conferences to convince the Appeals Officer to overturn the audit findings or negotiate a compromise. He also appeals adverse Appeals Office rulings to U.S. Tax Court.
- Tax Crimes
Brown, PC has represented individuals, business owners and corporations in Texas and throughout the United States accused of any form of IRS tax fraud: tax evasion, tax fraud (filing false returns), failure to file a tax return, failure to collect employment taxes, failure to pay over collected taxes to the IRS, money laundering, submitting false documents, false statements to investigators, perjury under oath, obstruction of justice and conspiracy or aiding and abetting tax violations.
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club
Mr. Lawrence Brown
Criminal Law, Litigation, Tax
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Articles Published by Brown, PC
In 2008, when it was revealed that wealthy individuals around the world were utilizing accounts and trusts in Liechtenstein to evade taxes, the United States initiated a coordinated effort with foreign governments to combat tax evasion through the use of offshore trusts and accounts. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has since launched criminal investigations of several foreign banks, many of which are ongoing.Read Article
U.S. taxpayers hiding assets abroad should take note of the Internal Revenue Serviceís plan to sharply increase penalties for such acts, while those who unintentionally fail to disclose offshore accounts will experience much more leniency.Read Article
In a case that has raised eyebrows in the tax community, a jury in the Southern District of Florida has sustained the IRSís assessment of multiple willful FBAR penalties against an American business man and bank director.Read Article
With FATCA set to take effect on July 1, financial institutions around the world have been lobbying to delay implementation of the law, citing concerns about costs and potential disruptions to global markets.Read Article
Since the IRS announced the 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) over five years ago, our firm has been assisting taxpayers submit accurate and complete disclosures in accordance with the program guidelines and procedures. The evolution of the OVDP through the 2011 and 2012 programs has brought a longer look-back period, steeper penalties, and more insight into IRS positions and procedures at different points in the program.Read Article