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Matthew Robert Porter

also known as Matthew R. Porter

Practice areas:

Immigration, Tax

About Me

Porter Law Office, LLC is an IRS-approved Certifying Acceptance Agent assisting taxpayers obtain ITINs. The firm also handles complex tax controversy matters focusing on tax audits, appeals, tax court litigation, collection alternatives including offers in compromise, installment agreements, bankruptcy, currently not collectible status, tax liens and levies, gambling law and casino tax refunds for non-resident aliens, tax penalty abatement, innocent spouse relief, voluntary disclosures before IRS and state of Ohio.


 


In addition, Porter Law Office, LLC has in depth experience with assisting foreign nationals in resolving international tax compliance issues through reporting delinquent FBARs, Forms 8938, 3520, etc. under the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (SFCP), and delinquent international information return procedures.



Finally, the firm is experienced with U.S. immigration law and assists foreign nationals and businesses secure temporary U.S. visas, green cards through employment and family, asylum and withholding of removal, and naturalization (citizenship).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Tax: 50%
    5 years
  2. Immigration: 50%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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  • Nathan D McKinney

    I endorse this lawyer. You can tell this attorney cares. He is extremely knowledgable, competent and willing to answer you're questions.

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    Nathan McKinney Personal Injury Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200806/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certifying Acceptance AgentInternal Revenue Service2014
CALI Award, Federal Tax Procedure (Tax Controversy)The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2011
CALI Award, Advanced Individual Income Tax ProblemsThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2011
CALI Award, Tax and Professional ResponsibilityThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Tax and Immigration LawyerPorter Law Office, LLC2014 - Present
Business and Tax LawyerNardone Law Group, LLC2011 - 2014
Immigration LawyerShihab & Associates Co.2008 - 2011
Intake OfficerColumbus City Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2007
Legal AssistantThe Legal Office of the Governor of Ohio2006 - 2006
Real Estate AppraiserThe Charles R. Porter Company2004 - 2005
Legal InternSchiff & Associates2003 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter), New Member DivisionLiaison2011 - 2011
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationUnauthorized Practice of Law Committeee2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter)Member2008 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
IRS Penalty AbatementFully abated penalties
IRS Frozen Refund$2M refund granted
Trinity v. Testa, Ohio Tax CommissionerBIA reversed final determination

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2012
Capital UniversityLawJD2008
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityEconomics and Business ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tax Planning for the Real Estate ProfessionalThe Home Office Deduction for Real Estate Professionals2012
Fundamentals of H-1BOne Year After the Third Party Neufeld Memo: Practical Solutions for What Lies Ahead.2010