Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC, is pleased to announce that former IRS attorney Kevin Oveisi has joined the firm as a tax attorney.  Kevin brings to Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin invaluable experience as a senior trial attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in both its Laguna Niguel, California, and Manhattan, New York offices where Kevin worked in the Small Business Self-Employed Division.

As an IRS senior trial attorney for six (6) years, Kevin represented the IRS in over 400 cases before the U.S. Tax Court, including the most complex cases. As counsel on the IRS Core Team of the Micro-Captive Insurance Cadre, it was his responsibility to advise numerous IRS attorneys and personnel across the country on various complex captive insurance issues. Kevin’s litigation practice at the IRS covered numerous substantive areas of tax law including income tax of individuals, partnerships, and corporations, gift tax, innocent spouse, and collection due process. He has particular experience in tax matters involving Micro-Captive Insurance, Non-Cash Charitable Contributions, collection due process, and civil fraud.

Kevin earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Chapman University School of Law, where he ranked in the top two percent of his class. While at Chapman, Kevin was a member of the Tax Law Society and the Chapman Law Review. He received his B.A. in Accountancy from California State University Fullerton.

Reported opinions include Castillo v. Commissioner, 160 T.C. No. 15 (2023); Patel v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-133; Moukhitdinov v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-86; Ghadiri-Asli v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2019-142; Post v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2021-10.

Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC is a tax controversy and tax litigation law firm consisting exclusively of former IRS attorneys.  Our eight (8) former IRS attorneys represent individuals and businesses in all aspects of tax disputes with the IRS, state, and local tax authorities, including audits, administrative appeals, tax litigation, criminal investigations, and tax collection defense. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (310) 550-6200 (Los Angeles office) or (949) 999-6606 (Orange County office).