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Tax Audits, Appeals & Litigation

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Although most of our tax controversy work is confidential, the following is a selection of our lawyers' cases of public record:

  • BrokerTec Holdings Inc. v. Commissioner, No. 4099-20 (T.C. filed Mar. 2, 2020) (Section 118)
  • ICAP Global Broking Inc. v. Commissioner, No. 4109-20 (T.C. filed Mar. 2, 2020) (Section 118)
  • Shiloh Indus., Inc. v. Commissioner, No. 020802-18 (T.C. filed Oct. 22, 2018) (research credits).
  • AT&T Advertising, L.P. v. United States, No. 1:16-cv-00272- RTH (Fed. Cl. filed Feb. 26, 2016) (section 199 deduction).
  • BrokerTec Holdings Inc. v. Commissioner, 117 T.C.M. (CCH) 1146,rev’d, No. 19-2603 (3d Cir. July 11, 2019) (treatment of relocation grants as contributions to capital).
  • Corporate Executive Board Company v. Virginia Department of Taxation, 96 Va. Cir. 287 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2017), aff’d, 822 S.E.2d 918 (Va. 2019) (alternative apportionment for sales factor sourcing).
  • Vesta Corporation v. Commissioner, Nos. 26847-16, 26503-17 (T.C. Nov. 13, 2018) (section 199 deduction for software).
  • Trusted Media Brands, Inc. v. United States, 2017-2 U.S.T.C. ¶ 50,359 (S.D.N.Y. 2017), aff’d, 899 F.3d 175 (2d Cir. 2018) (statute of limitations applicable to claim for refund based on change to deduction of foreign taxes paid).
  • El Paso Corp. v. United States, 2014-1 U.S.T.C. ¶ 50, 219 (S.D. Tex. 2012), aff'd, 748 F.3d 225 (5th Cir. 2014) (improper tax assessment under mitigation rules).
  • Union Carbide Corp. v. Commissioner, 97 T.C.M. (CCH) 1207 (2009), aff'd, 697 F.3d 104 (2d Cir. 2012) (research credits).
  • District of Columbia Office of Tax & Revenue v. BAE Systems Enterprise Systems, Inc., 56 A.3d 477 (D.C. 2012) (tax credits and incentives for qualified high technology companies).
  • Marriott Int'l Resorts, L.P. v. United States,83 Fed. Cl. 291 (2008), aff'd, 586 F.3d 962 (Fed. Cir. 2009) (short sale liability excluded from partnership basis).
  • Marriott Int'l Resorts, L.P. v. United States, 437 F.3d 1302 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (and related) (procedures for IRS to invoke deliberative process privilege).
  • Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Commissioner, No. 4712-05 (T.C. Nov. 30, 2005) (qualification of interest on solid waste disposal bonds for tax exemption).
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. v. United States, No. 1:01-cv-00449-MCW (Fed. Cl. May 19, 2006) (allocation of purchase price for purchased business to supply contract).
  • Exxon Corp. v. Commissioner, 113 T.C. 338 (1999), acq. in result, 2001-2 C.B. xv (foreign tax credit).