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Cori E Flanders-Palmer

Cori E Flanders-Palmer

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About Me

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.


 


 

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Licensed since 2004

  1. Tax: 100%
    2 years

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Contact Info

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200406/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Rising Star Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Washington Rising Star Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMicrosoft Corporation2013 - Present
Part-Time Lecturer - Tax CrimesUniversity Of Washington School Of Law2009 - Present
AttorneyChicoine & Hallett, Attorneys At Law2003 - 2013

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association Tax SectionPresident2013 - 2014
Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionSecretary/Treasurer/Vice President2010 - 2012
WSBA Tax SectionScholarship Chair2005 - 2009
United States Court of Appeals N/A2005 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoN/A2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
ABA Taxation SectionN/A2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitN/A2004 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2004 - Present
United States Court of FederaN/A2004 - Present
United States District Court for the WesN/A2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sala v. U.S. Case No. 05-cv-00636, Colorado District CourtJudgment for the Plaintiff
Strom v. U.S., 2:06-cv-802, Western District of WashingtonPartial Judgment for Plaintiff
U.S. v. Rollolazo 2:07-cr-266 Western District of WashingtonNo Incarceration

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of San Diego School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws, Magna Cum LaudeN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tax Executive Institute RoundtableFederal Controversy2013
Seattle Tax GroupSubpart F Income2013
Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionEssential IRS Collection Issues2012
American Society of Women AccountantsFederal Tax Crimes2012
WSBA CLEAdvising The Small Business Client2011
CLE BootcampUpdates on Federal Tax2010
CLE BootcampUpdates on Federal Tax2009
CLE Bootcamp Federal Tax UpdatesUpdates and Federal and State Tax Issues2008
CLE Bootcamp, Federal Tax UpdatesUpdates and Federal and State Tax Issues2007
CLE Bootcamp, Federal Tax UpdatesUpdates on Federal and State Tax Issues2006