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Stuart J Bassin

Tax Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 8 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 40 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1982
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stuart

Learn Stuart’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Audits and litigation involving state and federal tax authorities

    30 years, 60 cases

  2. Litigation
    General commercial litigation

    12 years, 10 cases

  3. Appeals
    Federal and state courts

    25 years, 15 cases

Welcome to the Bassin Law Firm. The firm is committed to providing sophisticated tax dispute and commercial litigation services to clients seeking top flight representation at lower costs.

Stu Bassin, the principal of the firm, provides clients with the benefits of experiences, skills, and innovative best practices he has developed during a 25 year career representing both the IRS and private clients in high-stakes tax disputes and other commercial litigation. He welcomes the opportunity to help solve your problems.


Stu Bassin has been a leading figure in the federal tax arena for the past two decades.  He founded the Bassin Law Firm following a long career as one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s top tax litigators and a stint as the national leader of the civil tax litigation practice of an AmLaw 100 law firm.

The U.S. Justice Department has recognized his skills by naming him an Outstanding Attorney on six different occasions. His work for private clients was recognized by U.S. News and World Report, which named his prior firm as one of the country’s top 15 tax litigation firms. He is recognized as a thought leader in the profession, frequently speaking at bar association events and publishing in leading professional journals.

Stu handles a wide variety of tax matters, particularly involving disputes with the IRS. He is one of the leading tax litigators in the country and has tried many of the most prominent cases of the past decade. He also has broad expertise in civil litigation, particularly complex cases and matters involving electronic discovery questions. Often, he advises small businesses on an array of general corporate and business issues.

He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, daughter, and dog. In his free time, he served on the board of his local high school crew club and is involved in other community affairs. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and many federal courts.

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Very satisfied with their work. Insightful and concise legal advice. Would use him again. No over reach; does not claim to be an expert in everything. Top notch referrals to other lawyers where appropriate. Expert technician, careful quality legal advice and a non-condescending attitude were also a plus.


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Bassin Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Baker Hostetler
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Senior Litigation Counsel
  • United States Deparment Of Justice
  • 1988 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP
  • 1984 - 1988
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  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • AWG Leasing Trust v. United States, 592 F.Supp. 2d 953 (N.D. Ohio 2008)
  • complete victory
  • Jade Trading LLC v. United States, 80 Fed. Cl. 11 (2007)
  • Complete Victory


  • American Bar Association Tax Section
  • Speaker at semi-annual meeting
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Attorney Award
  • US Department of Justice
  • 2005


  • AICPA Journal of Accountancy
  • “New Court Decisions Herald Expanded Protection for Accountant-Client Communications”
  • 2014
  • Tax Notes
  • “The Limits of Mayo Foundation v. United States: Retroactive Regulations”
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Mid-year meeting
  • Regulation of tax return preparers
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Tax Attorney | Apr 25
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