Civil & Criminal Tax Controversy & Litigation

Experience makes the difference in tax disputes.

Capes Sokol’s Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy and Litigation practice represents taxpayers and tax professionals in disputes primarily involving the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice.

Our team includes a retired IRS Special Agent, two former federal tax prosecutors, a licensed CPA and attorneys with advanced degrees in tax law. They’re also respected leaders and lecturers, often called on to speak on in-depth tax procedure issues to the business and academic communities.

Whether we are working with individual taxpayers or businesses, we do strive to reach out-of-court resolutions when it is in our clients’ best interest. However, we also have experience in all litigation forums, including the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts, the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, the Missouri Department of Revenue and various state courts.

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Civil Tax Controversy and Litigation: 
  • IRS audits and appeals
  • Tax court litigation
  • Claims for tax refunds and litigation
  • Claims for innocent spouse relief and appeals
  • Trust fund recovery penalty investigations and appeals
  • Significant tax collection matters
  • Tax practitioner penalty investigations, appeals and injunction defense
  • Tax practitioner disciplinary matters involving the Office of Professional Responsibility, Missouri Bar and Missouri Accountancy Board
Criminal Tax Controversy and Litigation: 
  • Sensitive IRS audits and appeals
  • Criminal tax investigations and litigation | Tax evasion | Tax perjury | Aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return | Corruptly impeding tax administration | Failure to file a tax | Failure to pay tax | Related offenses
  • Offshore account disclosures and compliance
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Criminal tax fraud defense
  • Missouri and Illinois audits and appeals


Practice Group Chair

Sara G. Neill


Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir
Sanford J. Boxerman
Sanford J. Boxerman
David V. Capes
Of Counsel
Justin K. Gelfand
Sara G. Neill
Michelle F. Schwerin


Megan L. Haupt

Other Professionals

Jeanne M. Schaller
Forensic Accountant

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