Michele Weiss, principal at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, will moderate a panel on IRS Criminal Tax Enforcement and Priorities.  The panel will be a Beverly Hills Bar Association webinar and will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  The webinar can be accessed through the BHBA website.  After the panel’s presentation, it will be available through BHBA’s on-demand platform.

The members of the panel are Victor Song, former Chief, IRS Criminal Investigations Division and Wilfred Castro, former IRS CI supervisory special agent.  Together then have many years of experience investigating and supervising the investigations and assisting in the prosecution of numerous cases involving criminal tax, money laundering, fraud narcotics-related financial crimes, offshore tax evasion, cyber fraud, anti-terrorist financing, international money laundering, and working with a cadre of special agents posted throughout the world.

Michele focuses her practice on tax controversy and litigation.  She has extensive experience resolving tax disputes with federal, state and local taxing authorities including the IRS, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, and the Los Angeles City Finance Office.  She is a former IRS Counsel attorney and worked on criminal tax matters during part of her tenure at the IRS.  She was also a Director, Tax Controversy Services, at KPMG.  For eight years, Michele was on the adjunct faculty of Golden Gate University School of Taxation where she taught Tax Procedure and Tax Research and Writing.  Michele received her B.A. cum laude with honors in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University; she holds a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Michele is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and the American Bar Foundation; Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association Tax Section; Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Board of Governors; Tax Policy Chair, California Law Association, Tax Section, Women in Tax Committee; and Board Chair, Friendship Circle of Los Angeles.

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, state, and local tax authorities, including audits, administrative appeals, offshore matters, and tax litigation.  To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (310) 550-6200.