Brown Fox was founded to serve the legal needs of businesses and executives; and providing tax advice and representation is an integral part of that mission. We advise and represent individual and corporate clients through all phases of understanding, implementing, and defending tax positions. A combination of government and private experience gives us first-hand knowledge of how the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice Tax Division interpret and enforce the tax laws.

Our representation covers a variety of substantive tax issues, comprehensive understanding of tax procedure and the tax controversy process, and a proven track record of resolving tax disputes for clients when the results matter. Our expertise includes:

  • Pre-controversy tax advice and planning
  • Tax audit examination representation
  • Administrative Internal Revenue Service appeals
  • Foreign bank account compliance and examinations
  • Tax Litigation in United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts, and the Court of Federal Claims
  • Bankruptcy Litigation on Tax Claims filed by the IRS
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Freedom of Information Act requests and litigation
  • Summons enforcement actions
Practice Group Members
Joshua D. Smeltzer Partner
Christina Gigliotti Associate
Legal Circumstances:
  • Protesting Audit Adjustments at IRS Appeals
  • Responding to or Challenging IRS Summonses
  • Disclosing or Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts or Assets
  • Tax Litigation in Federal District Court, U.S. Tax Court, or the Court of Federal Claims
  • Cryptocurrency Investment and Reporting
  • Tax Implications of Settlements and Judgments
  • Defending against IRS Collection
  • Negotiating Alternatives to IRS Collection Activity
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Strategic Planning & Succession Planning
  • Buying & Selling Businesses
  • Charity, Ministry & 501c3
  • Compensation
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Severance Agreements
  • Whistleblowers
  • Filing Objections to Claims in Bankruptcy
  • Filing and Defending Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy
  • Protecting Creditor Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Arguing for Discharge of Tax and Other Debts in Bankruptcy
  • Defending Against Tax Claims in Bankruptcy
  • Tax Audit Examinations
  • Foreign Bank Account Examinations
All Practice Areas:
Appellate

At the appellate level our attorneys are prepared to defend or challenge judgments in both state and federal court. An effective trial team must have appellate experience and know-how at every stage of litigation, not just during an appeal. Preservation…Read More

Corporate

Brown Fox was founded with an entrepreneurial and deal-making spirit that provides the foundation for its corporate practice. Over-assertive corporate legal intervention can overcomplicate a transaction and client goals. At Brown Fox we take great pride in providing legal protections…Read More

Intellectual Property

Brown Fox partners with emerging companies and mature companies alike on a broad range of intellectual property issues in which we leverage our experience and creativity to deliver results for our clients. ┬áThe firm provides services such as patent and…Read More

Governmental

The firm regularly represents cities, elected and appointed officials, police and fire departments, and other diverse governmental entities throughout the state in both federal and state courts. We have handled jury trials and appellate cases across Texas and argued appeals…Read More

Labor & Employment

The Brown Fox team is prepared to tackle any labor and employment issue, whether important litigation representation, urgent matters such as temporary restraining orders, or day to day counseling and risk management. Brown Fox attorneys have tried employment cases to…Read More

Litigation

Brown Fox attorneys are prepared to successfully try cases in Texas and throughout the United States. Our litigation team focuses in the areas of business litigation, insurance litigation, labor and employment litigation, real estate litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Our…Read More

Real Estate

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Tax

Brown Fox was founded to serve the legal needs of businesses and executives; and providing tax advice and representation is an integral part of that mission. We advise and represent individual and corporate clients through all phases of understanding, implementing,…Read More

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