Litigation is a last resort. However, it may be necessary to protect your rights as a taxpayer and your business during a complex tax dispute.
At Rodi Pollock, we understand the impact that a tax dispute can have on your personal life and your business. Our team of attorneys will act as your advocates inside and outside the courtroom to ensure that your rights are protected as a taxpayer.
Our tax litigation practice is led by attorneys Hank Pramov and Elizabeth Nelson. Mr. Pramov and Ms. Nelson have been awarded the advanced degree of Masters of Laws in Taxation. Mr. Pramov received his L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Nelson received her L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mr. Pramov has more than 40 years of experience in tax planning and controversies. Ms. Nelson, who clerked for the U.S. Tax Court has more than 20 years of experience handling tax controversies and litigation.
The Importance Of Careful Litigation Planning
Three courts can resolve tax issues involving the IRS:
- U.S. Tax Court: This is the only court where you can pursue a deficiency judgment. In a deficiency judgment case, you do not need to pay the disputed taxes in advance of litigation.
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims: In this court, you can pursue a refund judgment. In a refund judgment, you pay the disputed taxes in protest and then seek a refund in court.
- U.S. District Court: Similar to U.S. Court of Federal Claims, you can pursue a refund judgment in U.S. District Court.
The type of judgment you seek and the court you select will have a significant impact on your case. Our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the practices and procedures of each of these courts as well as precedent-setting cases that could affect your case. We can help you weigh your options and develop a litigation strategy that puts you in a strong position for success. We have the resources, knowledge and advocacy you need to resolve sophisticated and nuanced tax issues through Federal and California tax litigation.
Start Building Your Litigation Strategy
Call our Los Angeles firm at 213-550-5099 or contact our firm by email to schedule a consultation about your case. We can help you develop a litigation strategy centered on your goals and desired outcome.