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Daniel Scott Rosefelt

Tax Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   14 reviews

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Individual and business bankruptcies: Chapter 7, 13 and 11; Discharge of consumer, business and tax debts in bankruptcy.

    30 years, 300 cases

  2. Tax
    Attorney & CPA. Complex IRS tax problems including Non-Filers, Undisclosed Offshore Accounts; Tax Fraud & Evasion, Offers-In-Compromise, Installment Agreements, Tax Levy & Lien Release, Discharge of Tax in Bankruptcy, Eggshell Audits & U.S. Tax Court Litigation.

    40 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Litigation
    Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation.

Daniel Rosefelt has been a dual licensed attorney for over 25 years and a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years. He is the principal of the tax and bankruptcy law firm of Daniel Rosefelt & Associates, LLC.  The firm represents individuals and businesses with serious tax and financial issues in the Wasington D.C. Metro area, in Florida, throughout the United States and internationally.  Mr. Rosefelt's practice focuses on representing individuals and small businesses with serious tax and financial problems such as un-filed tax returns, banruptcy, tax audits, criminal tax investigations, administrative appeals, tax court litigation, bankruptcy litigation, unpaid payroll taxes and resolution of large tax debts for high income indivudals through the offer in compromise program or by discharging tax in bankruptcy.  Mr. Rosefelt regularly appears before the United States Tax Court, the Bankruptcy Court and administratively before the Internal Revenue Service, the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, the Comptroller of Maryland and various state taxing authorities.  Mr. Rosefelt previously was an Adjunct Professor of Tax Law and Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1991, was a Legal Research & Writing Teaching Fellow and published member of Law Review.  Before attending lawschool, Mr. Rosefelt worked in public accounting and private industry as an auditor and tax accountant.  Mr. Rosefelt graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  Mr. Rosefelt is currently the Secretary for the American Academy of Attorney-CPA's, Chairman of the National Education Comittee for the American Academy of Attorney-CPA's, and Vice Chair of the Tax Collection, Bankruptcy & Workouts Committee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Rosefelt is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Florida.  He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and Florida.

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Licensed for 30 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 07/12/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022

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Daniel Rosefelt & Associates, LLC, Attorney & CPA
4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814
Daniel Rosefelt & Associate, LLC
360 Central Avenue
Eighth Floor
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
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5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by RICH | March 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I called seeking advice on a tax interest bill i recieved. Daniel was very receptive, and had such awesome respect for me. He couldn't help my situation personally. But took the time to advise me of a solution that I didn't even know existed. This man is just awesome. Thank you Daniel !!!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Atty Rosefelt consulted with me on a unique IRS issue and was able to provide immediate resolution and guidance. I received an extremely professional consultation that exceeded my expectations and would highly recommend this firm! Five stars ⭐️
Posted by Alexander | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He guided me through a very difficult tax situation . Was professional, I have worked with him for over 18yrs. Extremely knowledgeable!!!!!
Posted by Lillian | October 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Helpful
Daniel Rosefelt was extremely helpful in resolving a significant tax issue that I experienced. I couldn’t be more pleased with the expertise, guidance and outcome that I received by working with Daniel Rosefelt and his firm, and I would highly recommend them to anyone experiencing a tax related issue. Prior to contacting Daniel, I had corresponded with the IRS and provided them with documentation on my own with no success. Daniel and his team conducted thorough research in my case, by reviewing many of my documents, confirming key details, and requesting information from the IRS. Dan took the time to explain the situation to me from both a practical and tax code perspective and we discussed all of my options. He was patient, thorough and easy to work with. Once I had decided how to proceed, Daniel used his expertise to write a letter citing the specific tax code, and regulation that applied in my case and thoroughly outlining my argument and the facts of the situation. Just recently I received correspondence from the IRS saying that my issue was resolved to their satisfaction and they were no longer seeking any aditional payment. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome
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Posted by Frederick | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
blue collar worker
Daniel and his law ferm kept me lawfull with IRS and kept the IRS from taking everything i have
Posted by Michael Hase | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel Rosefelt Review
Mr. Rosefelt has represented me since January 2014 with very diffucult issues related to an IRS audit and FBAR implications that are still ongoing but soon coming to a close. Once he analyzed the specifics of both issues, he determined quickly that the IRS was just plain wrong in their assertions. He negotiated a settlement with the U.S. Treasury for approximately 25 percent of the FBAR penalty proposed. The audit issues were much more problematic, but due to his vast knowledge of the U.S. tax code and negotiation skills, he reached settlement with the IRS on the audit issues for approximately 17 percent of the propsed amount. Another issue that Mr. Rosefelt resolved was that of obtaining Innocent Spouse Relief for my spouse. Granted, it has taken over four years to reach these successes through no fault of Mr. Rosefelt, but the results have been worth the wait. There is one final issue to be settled with the IRS, but I fully expect that Mr. Rosefelt will resolve it to my complete satisfaction. Thank you.
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Posted by Glenn | June 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This lawyer made my year!
I was worried all weekend about a possible tax issue. On Monday, I called Daniel Rosefelt hoping for a consultation right before his office was closing. At the time, I was only able to leave a message. Daniel took the time to call me back that evening rather than put me off for the next day. Daniel listened very carefully to the details of my situation and all my concerns. He meticulously explained back to me why I did not have a tax issue. I was not not charge a fee for his advice. In the future, I would not hesitate to go back to Daniel for any of my tax attorney needs.
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Posted by John Price | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience.
Daniel Rosefelt has gone far above and beyond to ensure that my case was dealt with fairly. I have dealt with many attorneys over the years and this experience was unlike any other I have known. Even when my bankruptcy was discharged and issues came up, Daniel Rosefelt took a very personal interest in my case and continued to fight my fight when other attorneys would have left me without recourse. I can not recommend him highly enough. If you find yourself in need of a bankruptcy attorney in the D.C. area, you simply can not find better counsel.
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Posted by Linda | January 20, 2015
Initial exploration into bankruptcy
I sent an online inquiry regarding scheduling an appointment. I received a return phone call before I closed out the page. I had some initial questions regarding a serious financial situation that I have incurred - considering bankruptcy and a future tax liability on the horizon, etc. Mr. Rosefelt spent over 20 minutes speaking with me and giving advice for my specific situation. I felt that he asked all the right questions to help direct me towards the right plan of action for my situation. It was very helpful and refreshing to have someone provide that level of information especially on a phone call to someone that is just inquiring for help. I have a lot more to consider now that we have spoken and there may be some other ways to work out my situation - but that I need to think clearly and carefully about any course of action that impacts my financial future. I initially have heard about the law firm from WTOP advertisements and I would highly recommend them. I wish more companies were as caring and helpful!
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Posted by Adrienne | January 14, 2015
Very Impressed
After trying to battle the IRS for years on my own, I finally gave in and decided to consult a lawyer. I found Dan Rosefelt's firm online last evening and sent an email with my concerns. By noon today, I had already received an email from Mr. Rosefelt himself requesting that I call to discuss my situation further. So I did. He was available immediately. I didn't get the "he's in a meeting and will call you back at his earliest convenience" schpeal. After a very informative 15+-minute conversation with Mr. Rosefelt, not only did I learn an unspeakable amount of information about how the IRS works and what my (very simple) options are, but I felt so relieved. He presented me with options that I could try on my own, but also said that he would be available if I needed further help. I didn't feel pressured in any way whatsoever, to retain his services if I didn't feel it was necessary. How refreshing! I would absolutely recommend Mr. Rosefelt for anyone with tax issues!
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Posted by Thomas | December 3, 2014
personal and business tax audit and forfiture
I retained Dan to represent myself with the IRS and MD State,I had owned a small business which I sold the lawyers handling the sale did all the wrong things,they did not really understand the ABC laws,at time of sale I was informed I owed back taxes,the IRS actually had 35,000 dollars in escrowe,the sellers lawyer,put this money in his account so the sale would go through and that he would handle the proceeds,4or5 years later I received a notice about this,I called the lawyer,,the money was still in his account earning interest I was really concerned,,I met With DAN and his acossiates the money had increased alot,,DAN contacted the other lawyer and explained the laws he did not understand,had the money transfered to himself ,I asked DAN to please get me clear of this problem,it took awhile but I am clear of all tax problems,,I highly recomend DAN for any financial or tax advice he KNOWS the LAW
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Posted by Lawrence | March 6, 2014
Tax Deliquency Questions
I contacted Mr Rosefelt's firm after hearing their advertisements on radio. I have a tax deliquency and I requested a consultation. Mr. Rosefelt e-mailed me saying that my issue was relatively minor and advised me of the best actions for me to take by e-mail and didn't even have me come in or charge me a fee. I had some follow-up questions which he answered very quickly even though I had not officially hired him as my lawyer or to represent me.
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Posted by Janet | February 8, 2014
Expertise, Professionalism and Compassion at the hightest level!
My husband and I came to Dan Rosefelt in the fall of 2011. We were financially in ruins as a result of the Great Recession. My husband lost his position and my income had taken a nosedive. We had our backs up against the wall and did not know which way to turn. As professionals. we did not know how to best resolve our situation. We used all of our assets to try to keep our heads above water. We needed an attorney that was an expert in his field of bankruptcy and tax law. We needed the expertise of an attorney that could give us a complete new start. Dan was able to help us. He was compassionate to our situation and respectful even when we felt so low. Dan expertly handled our bankruptcy and the entire process with expert competency. We knew that we were in good hands. We had a complicated case and Dan represented us at the bankruptcy hearing. We feel that it was ONLY because of Dan's experience and expertise that we were able to resolve our situation successfully. My husband and I felt that Dan was accessible at all times through this horrible time in our lives. He gave us hope and treated us with dignity. Dan was able to handle our case so that there was no impact on our careers. He continued to answer questions long after the case was closed. We trusted him completely with our lives and our futures during that difficult time. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is in need of an attorney that is trustworthy and highly successful in handling difficult cases. Our experience with Dan was the best and the outcome was the most positive that we could have hoped for. It has been two years since that awful time and we have moved on successfully. We have been able to restore our financial fitness to a high level. We would not have been able to accomplish this without the expertise and knowledge of Dan Rosefelt. He REALLY did care about us as people and in really showed in the outcome of our case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2012
Only attorney I have ever trusted
I always felt like he was personally involved and concerned with my issues. He was very competent.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 125-575 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Certified Public Accountant (Managing Member)
  • Daniel Rosefelt & Associates, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Fried & Rosefelt LLC
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Tax Attorney
  • Rosefelt Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Tax Attorney - Of Counsel
  • Seltzer Gurvitch Rabin & Obecney
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate Tax Attorney
  • Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Law - Federal Income Taxation
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Adjunct Professor of Law - Legal Research & Writing
  • Stetson Unversity College Of Law
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Principal
  • Daniel S. Rosefelt Attorney & CPA
  • 1992 - 1999
  • CEO & General Counsel
  • Progressive Rehab, Inc.
  • 1992 - 1997
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.B.A. - Accounting
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • U.S. Tax Court Petition
  • IRS Proposed $1M tax assessment settled for approximately $100,000


  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • Education Committee Chairman
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Member - Tax Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Attorney & Counselor of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Attorney & Counselor of the U.S. District Court
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Member - Tax Section
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • MACPA Member Fellow
  • 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted and Qualified to Practice
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Attorney & Counselor of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Attorney & Counselor of the U.S. District Court
  • 2001 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery Count, MD
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • Maryland State Board of Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 2000 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member - Section of Taxation Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the State of Florida
  • Attorney & Counselor of Law
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • State of Florida Board of Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 1983 - Present
  • Tenants In Common Association (TICA)
  • Founding Member, Regulatory Committee Member
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Stetson Law Review
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 1989 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy
  • 2000
  • Leeman Award - Author of Best Published Law Review Work
  • Stetson Law Review
  • 1991
  • Scribes - Recognition of Excellence & Meritorious Legal Writing
  • The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
  • 1991
  • Teaching Fellow - Legal Research & Writing
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1991
  • Moot Court - Best Oralist
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 1989
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Board of Accountancy - Florida
  • 1983
  • Senior Class Officer
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • 1981
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison Student Government
  • Treasurer
  • 1980
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  • TICA - TIC Talk
  • The Resolving DST: Practical Solutions to Complex Delaware Statutory Trust Problems
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Inner Circle OVDP Seminar
  • IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure
  • 2014
  • Tenant-in-Common: What's Making the TIC Business Tick?
  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & TIC Real Estate Syndication
  • 2005
  • Tenant In Common Symposium
  • Security vs. Real Estate
  • 2005
  • Tenancy In Common Real Estate Syndication
  • Tenant In Common Real Estate Syndication
  • 2005
  • National Association of Realtors Mid-Year Legislative Update
  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & TIC's
  • 2005
  • Tenants In Common Attorney Panelist
  • Tenants In Common Real Estate Investments
  • 2003
  • Real Estate Securities Compliance & Licensing Issues
  • Real Estate Securities Compliance
  • 2003
  • Property Liens & Claims: Legal and Documentation Issues
  • Real Estate Liens & Claims
  • 2003
  • MAR Ocean City Conference
  • IRC §1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • 2003
  • Group Investing: A Whole New Business
  • Tax Deferred Exchanges & Tenant In Common Investing
  • 2003
  • A New Look at Acquisition and Disposition Strategies In Market-Rate Real Estate TIC's & 1031 Exchanges
  • TIC's & 1031 Exchanges
  • 2003
  • 2003 TIC Due Diligence/Issues Workshop Chicago IL
  • Are All Tax Opinions Created Equal?
  • 2003
  • 2003 Tenants In Common Symposium
  • Tenants In Common Investments - Securities or Real Estate?
  • 2003
  • Tax Implications Under Craft vs. Commissioner of the IRS
  • Tax Controversy
  • 2002
  • RS Tax Controversy - Recent Developments
  • IRS Tax Controversy
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (19)
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dan Rosefelt wholeheartedly for his expertise in assisting clients with tax matters. From obtaining offers in compromise to discharges of taxes in bankruptcy, Dan is at the top of the profession in terms of his tax knowledge and skill."
Tax Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Rosefelt. As a fellow lawyer in the community, if I had a tax issue, he is the attorney I would call."
Tax Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is only one word for Dan Rosefelt - superlative. This describes his knowledge, skills, timeliness, and bedside manner."
Tax Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Daniel has been extremely helpful in guiding me through the shoals of FBAR and tax filing for foreign accounts. I highly recommend him!"
Tax Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wish to endorse Dan Rosefelt as an attorney that takes special pride in doing complete work for his clients and supports them through the complicated matters they bring to him."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a dedicated, intelligent attorney with substantial experience. He works hard for his clients and is extremely reliable, dependable and professional."
Tax Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dan for more than 10 years and have worked with him on a number of complicated, serious tax issues. He is a great lawyer and puts the interests of his clients first. He is knowledgeable, hard-working and gets results."
Tax Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has a very strong command of tax controversy / IRS problems. I refer matters to Dan's office for clients of mine with large settlements for their tax settlement issues. I strongly recommend Dan's firm."
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