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Tax: Fraud
15 Years Ranked
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Tax: Litigation
13 Years Ranked
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Provided by Larry A Campagna

USA

Practice Areas

Tax Controversy & Litigation

Tax

Criminal Tax Defense

Federal White Collar Criminal Defense

State and Local Tax Controversy & Planning

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Audits and Investigations

Career

Larry Campagna has established a reputation as an authoritative litigator in matters of business litigation and white collar criminal defense, as well as federal, state and local tax controversies. Over more than 40 years, he has resolved thousands of civil and criminal litigation matters, many of which involved sophisticated and complex legal issues that established precedent in courts at the federal, state and local levels.

Highlights of Mr. Campagna’s career include: representing the first taxpayer to be awarded attorneys' fees by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; serving as lead counsel in one of the largest project cases in the history of the United States Tax Court; and successfully defending one of the world's largest accounting firms in a tax malpractice case.

Mr. Campagna teaches a course in the law of Tax Crimes and Money Laundering as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He has served the American Bar Association Section of Taxation as Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee; as Chair of the Subcommittee on IRS Investigations and Procedures of the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties; and as Chair of a Task Force on Offshore Credit Card Cases of the Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee.

Professional Memberships

American College of Tax Counsel: Fellow; Board of Regents, 2014-present

American Bar Association, Section of Taxation: Administration, Vice-Chair, 2018-present;

Committee on Civil & Criminal Penalties, Chair, 2011-2013, Vice-Chair, 2009-2011; Liaison to Standards of Tax Practice, 2001-present; Task Force on Offshore Credit Card Cases, Chair, 2002-2008; Subcommittee on IRS Investigations & Procedures, Chair, 1992-1994; Task Force on Section 6672, Task Force on Attorneys Fee Awards; Committee on Employment Taxes, Chair, 1994-1996, Vice-Chair, 1992-1994; Chair of Subcommittee on Trust Fund Taxes, 1991-1992

College of the State Bar of Texas, 1990-present

State Bar Section of Taxation Committee for Liaison with the Comptroller of Public Accounts

CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure: Advisory Board of Editors

Publications

The BBA Rules are Coming; Oil & Gas Financial Journal/November 2017

Tax Crimes: Cases & Materials; Casebook co-authored with John A. Townsend, Steve Johnson and Scott A. Schumacher, 2nd Edition published 2015 by Lexis-Nexis

The Eggshell Audit, Part II: Indicators of Fraud and IRS Fraud Development Procedures; Co-Authored with Caroline Ciraolo and Eric Green; CCH Journal Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, March 2013

The Eggshell Audit, Part I: A Primer; Co-Authored with Caroline Ciraolo and Eric Green; CCH Journal Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, July 2012

Tax Controversies and Tax Litigation Update: Enforcement Issues Regarding Undisclosed Interests in Offshore Financial Accounts; Co-Authored with Scott D. Michel and Charles R. Rettig; New York University Annual Institute on Federal Taxation 2012

But I Relied On My Accountant! The Scope of the Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties; CCH Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, August-September 2012

Tax Crimes: Cases & Materials; Casebook co-authored with John A. Townsend, Steve Johnson and Scott A. Schumacher, published 2008 by Lexis-Nexis

Deadline for Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative is April 15; Houston Business Journal Article, March 2003

Riddles Raised by Those Who Don't Read: Solving Purported Problems with the Right of Contribution Under I.R.C. § 6672(d); Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, February – March 2003

Legal Surfing: Basics of the Internet for Lawyers; Texas Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1998

Awards

Named to "Most Admired CEOs" by Houston Business Journal

Bruce I. Hochman Award (2020)

Named a "Texas Tax Legend" by the State Bar of Texas

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Listed, The Legal 500 U.S. Tax Controversy as one of the country's leading federal tax litigators in The Legal 500 U.S.

Repeatedly named a “Texas Super Lawyer”

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Named "Lawyer of the Year" for Houston for Litigation and Controversy - Tax by Best Lawyers in America

Education

University of Texas at Austin, B.A.

B.A.

1974

University of Texas at Austin, J.D.

J.D.

1977

Chambers Review

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Tax: Fraud - USA - Nationwide
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Band 1

Larry Campagna represents clients in all aspects of criminal tax matters, including grand jury investigations and IRS assessments.
"Larry is a great client advocate and is very knowledgeable about tax controversy matters." "He is one of the best practitioners in the country, so knowledgeable and experienced; amazing lawyer."


Tax: Litigation - Texas
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Band 1

Larry Campagna is a go-to practitioner for tax disputes. He has vast experience handling state, local and federal tax controversies.
"Larry is a great client advocate and is very knowledgeable about tax controversy matters." "He has a deep understanding of tax law and procedures, the IRS and how to get the best outcome for clients."

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