National stature, practicing in Redmond, WA. One of the nation's premier federal tax litigators. Senior tax-dispute lawyer, practicing federal tax law since 1982. Formerly represented the IRS in court while with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, in DC; formerly a federal prosecutor; formerly a partner with a DC tax boutique and two ultra-large law firms in Chicago. Has litigated perhaps three or four billion dollars worth of federal tax cases; led the successful effort to recover about two billion dollars for the nation's teaching hospitals. Successfully persuaded DOJ and IRS to fully concede a $15 million bet-the-company tax case in federal court in the Southeast. First-chaired matters before IRS Exam, IRS Appeals, the Treasury Department, federal trial courts, and federal appellate courts. Extensively published. Moved to Seattle area in 2019, following spouse's career. Practices federal tax law nationwide, and state tax law in Wisconsin, Illinois, and DC.