Government Experience

  • Department of Justice: Civil Division—Trial Attorney (1966-1972)
  • Department of Justice: Tax Division—Trial Attorney (1966-1972)
  • Department of the Treasury—Attorney Advisor, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel (1972-1974)

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.B
  • Georgetown University, LL.M.
  • City College of New York, B.A.

Harold J. Heltzer

Retired Partner
hheltzer@crowellretiredpartners.com

+1.301.641.9003 (mobile)

Harold J. Heltzer is a retired partner and former chair of the firm's Tax Group. Mr. Heltzer represented corporate, partnership, and individual clients in tax matters. He focused on tax planning for acquisitions, partnership formation, divestitures, and other transactions. In addition, Mr. Heltzer represented clients in tax litigation and administrative practice before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies.

Mr. Heltzer was an adjunct professor in the LL.M. Tax Program at the Georgetown University Law Center for almost 30 years. He is the recipient of the Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award and the Vicennial Medal from Georgetown University Law Center. He lectures on tax issues for industry and professional organizations and is the author of the treatise "Coping with IRS Audits."

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Mr. Heltzer served in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and was a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Heltzer has been named by Chambers USA, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Legal Elite as one of the nation's leading tax lawyers.



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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Recurring Audit Issues Affecting Large Corporate Taxpayers (2014); Dealing with New Challenges Facing Large Corporate Audits (Part I)," Managing Tax Audits and Appeals, Washington, D.C. (October 9-10, 2014) San Fransico, CA (October 23-24, 2014). Presenter: Harold J. Heltzer.
  • "Current National Appeals Office Developments; Appeals Office Initiatives for Coordinating Large Cases; Dealing with New Challenges Facing Large Corporate Audits (Part II)," Managing Tax Audits and Appeals, Washington, D.C. (October 9-10, 2014) San Francisco, CA (October 23-24, 2014). Presenter: Harold J. Heltzer.
  • "Navigating Into, Through and Out of CAP," TEI - 2014 IRS Audits & Appeals Seminar: Insights and Skills for Tax Controversy Success, New York, NY (May 22, 2014). Presenters: Harold J. Heltzer and David B. Blair.
  • "Recurring Audit Issues Affecting Large Corporate Taxpayers (2013); Formulating Alternative Audit and Appeals Strategies for Large Corporate Audits," Managing Tax Audits and Appeals, Washington, D.C. (October 3-4, 2013) San Francisco, CA (October 17-18, 2013). Presenter: Harold J. Heltzer.
  • "Compliance Assurance Process: Best Practices for CAP Audits," Managing Tax Audits and Appeals, Washington, D.C. (October 3-4, 2013) San Francisco, CA (October 17-18, 2013).


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