Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin tax attorney, David J. Warner, will be speaking at the 37th Annual UCLA Tax Controversy Institute on Thursday, October 21, 2021. David will be presenting as part of a panel on “The Post-Covid IRS Examination Division- What Should We All Expect.” For more information on this Zoom-based virtual conference or to register, please visit the registration website.

The UCLA Tax Controversy Institute is an all-day conference that “brings together sophisticated tax practitioners from the federal government, judiciary, and private practice to discuss and debate the procedures, policies, and strategies that are involved in resolving difficult tax controversy issues.”

In David’s panel, the panelists from the IRS and private practice will discuss the evolution of IRS examinations before, during, and (eventually) after the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists will discuss how the IRS policies and procedures have and will change in response to the pandemic and what to expect once the pandemic is over.

David J. Warner practices in all aspects of tax controversy including tax audits, collection defense, and litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and the Court of Federal Claims. Before joining Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, David was a Senior Trial Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Laguna Niguel for 9 years. As an IRS attorney, he litigated over 500 cases before the U.S. Tax Court, including the most complex cases with up to $25 million in taxes and penalties at issue and estate tax issues. As is relevant to this presentation, David advised IRS revenue agents in Orange County on audits with (1) domestic and international issues, (2) complex partnership and S corporation issues, and (3) potential criminal referrals. David also was an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of California Irvine School of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and Loyola Law School, where he taught courses on tax practice and procedure, partnership tax, bankruptcy tax, and corporate tax.

Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC is a tax controversy and tax litigation law firm consisting of former IRS trial attorneys. We represent taxpayers in all aspects of tax disputes with the IRS and state tax authorities, including IRS audits. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (949) 999-6606.