Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Tax: Controversy Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Respected practice, recognized for its notable state and federal tax litigation practice, which includes criminal proceedings, IRS audits and civil fraud. Regularly acts before federal appellate courts and the US Supreme Court. Expertise covers transfer pricing disputes. Acts for clients such as high net worth individuals, manufacturers and healthcare companies. Houses a number of former IRS and DOJ attorneys.

Strengths One impressed client comments: "They are in the top echelon of firms and they offer substantial resources and quality representation of their clients," adding: "I'm very pleased with the work the firm has done."

Market insiders consider it "a top-flight tax boutique."

Work highlights Represented Discovery Coeur D'Alene Investors in the US Tax Court in an accounting method dispute involving over $39 million of income taxes.

Notable practitioners

David Aughtry comes recommended as a "very talented trial lawyer who is very comfortable in the courtroom."He draws upon his experience working for the IRS to advise clients facing tax controversy issues and Tax Court litigation.

Larry Campagna is described by one source as a "terrific criminal and tax controversy lawyer,"while another considers him a "dedicated and passionate defender of his clients." He represents clients in all aspects of criminal tax matters, including grand jury investigations and IRS assessments.

Philip Karter is an experienced tax litigator with notable expertise in handling domestic and multinational audits. His broad client base comprises both individuals and major corporations from an array of industry sectors.