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Michael Fried has more than 25 years of experience in the practice of law and the operation of business enterprises. He understands the opportunities, problems and priorities that merit attention from Board Chairmen, Chief Executive Officers and Presidents of companies operating in the real world of business, and has served in these same capacities for a real estate syndication company, a residential construction firm, a commercial development corporation, and a financial services business.




Mr. Fried’s primary focus is on tax controversies and bankruptcy law. Mr. Fried regularly handles matters related to federal and state tax problems, commercial and corporate law, bankruptcies and workouts, and other financial issues, as well as working on client cases involving tax planning, partnership and shareholder agreements, and corporate acquisitions and reorganizations.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 60%
    31 years
  2. Tax Fraud: 25%
    31 years
  3. Business: 15%
    31 years



Hourly ($275-550/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Matthew Weisberg

    Michael is an outstanding tax lawyer. He is expert in both transactional tax counseling and in controversy work. Michael has the ability to figure out the best legal and practical path to reach the client's goals; this latter aspect is not always present in tax lawyers. Michael is the first name I give to clients or business associates asking for the name of a top notch tax lawyer, regardless of geographic location.


    William Weisberg Government contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John H Harman

    I have worked with Michael on numerous matters. He is knowledgeable, dedicated, ehtical and diligent.


    John Harman Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fried & Rosefelt, LLC

Bethesda Crossing
7315 Wisconsin Ave - Suite 925
Bethesda, MD, 20814-3304


DCActive 198307/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 197807/11/2016
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice197805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Maryland2015
Board MemberLaw360 Tax Advisory Board2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberFried & Rosefelt LLC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Law360 Tax Editorial Advisory BoardMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
District of Columbia Bar, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, International Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, International Law SectionSteering Committee, Cross-Border Real Estate2015 - 2016
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of TaxationCombined Effects of Recent Legislation Breathe New Life Into the IC-DISC2013
Journal of Tax Practice & ProcedureFor Whom the Tax Tolls2004
Legal FocusSubchapter S Losses: A Trap for the Unwary2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1978
Washington University School of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1977
University of Virginia School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NVAR Business to Business SeriesTax & Cash Flow Planning for Realtors2015
The Inner Circle OVDI SeminarIRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure2014
International Perspectives on Public Policy and AdministrationForeign Account Tax Compliance Act2014
Gartenhaus Financial Speaker SeriesCommons Pitfalls of Estate Planning2014
Bankruptcy Treatment of Pre-Petition Tax DebtDischarge of Taxes in Bankruptcy2014