Cori Flanders is an attorney with Microsoft in the Federal Tax Controversy group. She focuses her practice in the areas of federal and state tax controversy.
With over ten years of tax controversy experience, Cori Flanders has worked with compliance issues, defended legal positions inside and outside of the court room, and written legal opinions supporting various tax positions. In working with the IRS at all levels, and the Department of Justice, she has developed strong skills in successfully defending federal tax positions and mitigating adverse tax consequences for her clients.
In the spring, she teaches Tax Crimes: Investigations, Prosecutions and Penalties at the University of Washington School of Law. The class focuses on awareness of seemingly innocent conduct that can result in legal violations. Ms. Flanders is a frequent lecturer on federal tax updates and has lectured on various other tax topics. Cori Flanders serves as the President of the Washington State Bar Association Tax Section for the 2013-2014 term.
She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in economics and received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. She also received her Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law, from which she graduated magna cum laude.
Ms. Flanders is admitted to practice before the courts of Washington State, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and District of Colorado, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Licensed since 2004
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Washington Rising Star Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Washington Rising Star Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Attorney||Microsoft Corporation||2013 - Present|
|Part-Time Lecturer - Tax Crimes||University Of Washington School Of Law||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Chicoine & Hallett, Attorneys At Law||2003 - 2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association Tax Section||President||2013 - 2014|
|Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section||Secretary/Treasurer/Vice President||2010 - 2012|
|WSBA Tax Section||Scholarship Chair||2005 - 2009|
|United States Court of Appeals||N/A||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of Colorado||N/A||2005 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|ABA Taxation Section||N/A||2004 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit||N/A||2004 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||N/A||2004 - Present|
|United States Court of Federa||N/A||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Wes||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Sala v. U.S. Case No. 05-cv-00636, Colorado District Court||Judgment for the Plaintiff|
|Strom v. U.S., 2:06-cv-802, Western District of Washington||Partial Judgment for Plaintiff|
|U.S. v. Rollolazo 2:07-cr-266 Western District of Washington||No Incarceration|
|University of Washington||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of San Diego School of Law||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws, Magna Cum Laude||N/A|
|Tax Executive Institute Roundtable||Federal Controversy||2013|
|Seattle Tax Group||Subpart F Income||2013|
|Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law Section||Essential IRS Collection Issues||2012|
|American Society of Women Accountants||Federal Tax Crimes||2012|
|WSBA CLE||Advising The Small Business Client||2011|
|CLE Bootcamp||Updates on Federal Tax||2010|
|CLE Bootcamp||Updates on Federal Tax||2009|
|CLE Bootcamp Federal Tax Updates||Updates and Federal and State Tax Issues||2008|
|CLE Bootcamp, Federal Tax Updates||Updates and Federal and State Tax Issues||2007|
|CLE Bootcamp, Federal Tax Updates||Updates on Federal and State Tax Issues||2006|