Experienced Legal Representation for Texas Attorneys Facing IRS, DOJ and IRS OPR Investigations
Attorneys accused of helping their clients violate the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and other federal statutes can face serious consequences. These consequences can include not only disciplinary action (up to and including disbarment), but also civil or criminal penalties in many cases. At Brown, PC, we have significant experience representing attorneys in federal tax-related matters.
This experience includes representing attorneys during Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations as well as providing representation for IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) matters. In many cases, one will lead to the other, and avoiding unnecessary consequences will require a coordinated and highly strategic defense. Our attorneys have the experience needed to provide effective representation, and we can get to work on your defense immediately if necessary.
Representation for Attorneys Facing Scrutiny Related to Their Representation of Taxpayers
We represent attorneys facing all forms of scrutiny in relation to their representation of taxpayers. This includes providing tax advice as well as providing representation before the IRS (including as an enrolled agent). Attorneys can face various allegations in both capacities—all of which have the potential to lead to disciplinary action and other consequences. This includes (but is not limited to) allegations such as:
- Assisting with the development and implementation of abusive tax shelters
- Assisting with the submission of fraudulent claims for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness
- Helping taxpayers fraudulently claim other exemptions, credits and refunds
- Preparing false and fraudulent information returns and supporting documentation
- Otherwise aiding and abetting the submission of fraudulent documents or statements to the IRS
The IRS has the authority to directly impose civil monetary penalties against attorneys suspected of aiding and abetting (among other civil statutory violations). The IRS’s Criminal Investigation division (IRS CI) also routinely works with the DOJ to substantiate criminal charges for aiding and abetting, conspiracy, and other federal crimes. Even when the financial consequences of a statutory violation are minimal, paying the fine can trigger automatic scrutiny from the IRS OPR—and this can lead to censure, suspension or permanent disbarment.
Given these risks, attorneys targeted in federal tax-related investigations cannot afford to take chances. An informed, strategic and proactive defense is critical. With our experience handling extremely high-stakes federal tax matters for both taxpayers and their advisors, we can effectively deal with the IRS, DOJ or IRS OPR on your behalf and help resolve your investigation as quickly, quietly and favorably as possible.
Speak with a Professional License Defense Attorney at Brown, PC
If you would like to know more about our experience representing attorneys in federal tax-related matters, we invite you to get in touch. We limit our representation to high-stakes matters involving the IRS, DOJ, IRS OPR and other federal enforcement authorities. To request an appointment with a professional license defense attorney at Brown, PC, please call 888-870-0025 or contact us confidentially online today.