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Court compels disclosure of some purported tax shelter documents, protects others

Court compels disclosure of some purported tax shelter documents, protects others

In Santander Holdings USA, Inc. & Subsidiaries, v. United States of America, United States District Court (D. Massachusetts), Civil Action No. -09-11043- GAO, concerning documents pertaining to a purported tax shelter, a district court has found that the work product doctrine did not protect against disclosure of tax reserve work papers, and that the tax […]

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Case Alert: Lafler decision by U.S. Supreme Court – – what’s the best remedy?

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lafler v. Cooper, 132 S.Ct. 1376 (2012) has the criminal defense bar, prosecutors,  and bench buzzing.  In lay terms, the Supreme Court held that a criminal defendant’s lawyer provided “ineffective assistance of counsel” (a Constitutional violation), when that lawyer failed to properly advise the defendant of rejecting a […]

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FINCEN marches on – say goodbye to attorney-client confidentiality?

FINCEN marches on – say goodbye to attorney-client confidentiality?

A proposed federal rule aimed at reducing money laundering and terrorist financing could put the confidentiality of law firm clients at risk, according to the American Bar Association, in published comments.  Under the proposed rule, law firms that open new bank accounts on behalf of clients or deposit advanced legal fees in firm trust accounts […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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