What We do:
Our firm assists businesses and individuals with a variety of federal tax audits and litigation. We frequently handle matters concerning the federal income tax, estate and gift taxes, excise taxes, and payroll taxes. We represent taxpayers in all stages of a federal tax controversy, from responding to IRS information requests, to negotiating a settlement, to resolving the matter in court, if necessary. At each stage, we carefully assess the merits of the case to develop creative arguments to persuade the relevant decision-maker. We also assist criminal tax attorneys in developing defenses for clients accused of violating federal tax laws with criminal penalties. We understand that no one likes dealing with the IRS, so our goal is to obtain the most favorable outcome for our clients in the most cost- and time-effective manner possible.
Our federal tax clients include both businesses and individuals regarding a wide range of tax matters. We have represented businesses in the following industries: oil and gas production, oilfield services, technology, manufacturing, real estate, retail/wholesale, and service industries.
Our lawyers are licensed in the United States Tax Court, the federal district courts, the Fifth Circuit of Appeals, the D.C. Court of Appeal, and the U. S. Supreme Court. Jimmy Martens and Kelli Todd are also Certified Public Accountants. Jimmy Martens is Board Certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.