There are many ways to settle a case with the IRS outside of court, such as through administrative hearings and settlement negotiations. Most claims can be resolved through these out-of-court processes, and an effective tax lawyer, who is also a CPA, such as in our firm- will exhaust these options before resorting to the more involved process of a courtroom trial.
However, there are some cases that must go to trial–whether that’s before a US District Court judge or US Tax Court judge on federal tax issues, or before a California judge when state or local taxes are at issue.
Pursuant to Circular 230, Firm Attorneys, Enrolled Agents and Certified Public Accountants are authorized to represent clients for federal tax law purposes before the Internal Revenue Service throughout the United States and Internationally. Michael K. Blue, Esq. is admitted to the U.S. Tax Court and authorized to practice law in California; however, limits his tax law practice to federal tax matters only. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois. His Certified Tax Board Specialization in Tax, is also solely in California from the Cal State Bar.