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Mark Edward Kell

Debt settlement Attorney at Towson, MD

5.0   7 reviews

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt settlement
    Resolving tax debt with the Internal Revenue Service or the Comptroller of Maryland through various methods.

    31 years

  2. Tax
    Preparation of delinquent (past unfiled) tax returns for clients.

    41 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    Issues relating to taxes in divorce and separation agreements.

    33 years

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Preparing and filing Articles of Incorporation, consultations on setting up 501(c)(3) organizations, etc.

    33 years

After graduating from Loyola College in 1978 with a Bachelor's in accounting, Mark spent two years sailing on the original Pride of Baltimore. Once back on dry land he began working for the Internal Revenue Service in December 1980. By the end of his tenure with the IRS he had been promoted to a GS-13 Revenue Agent and spent time on the Quality Review Staff where he reviewed the work of other Revenue Agents.

Mark earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School, where he spent time on the University of Baltimore Law Review. He has spent over 35 years representing individuals and businesses before the IRS and the Comptroller of Maryland. As a former Revenue Agent he knows every way to resolve a tax debt and has a high rate of success. He also represents clients setting up Limited Liability Companies and 501(c)(3) organizations. Though he has been scaling back his work in family law, he still consults on matters relating to tax matters in divorce and separation proceedings.

Outside of work Mark is an avid outdoorsman and history buff. He has summitted Mount Washington, Rainier, Whitney, and Hood with his two sons. and goes sailing whenever he gets an opportunity.

Photos and videos

In May 2017 my son and I took a trip down to the Everglades to hunt pythons, an invasive species that is damaging the ecosystem of Florida.
After learning to blow fire with my two sons a few years ago I've found it is a very successful party trick.
Accompanying an old shipmate from the Pride of Baltimore on a yacht delivery to Rhode Island in 2016.
Licensed for 32 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/26/2022

Contact Mark

Mark Edward Kell
307 W Pennsylvania Ave
Towson, MD, 21204-4431


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Andrew | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results matter!! If you're in need of effective, knowledgeable Representation look no further than Mr. Kell
Like many other 1099 Employees, circumstances and just plain Life had me trying to clean up 17 years worth of IRS issues. I received Mark's phone number from a friend and have never once regretted it. His expertise, paired with his ability to effectively explain the what and how of Offer In Compromise Settlements helped prepare me for the long, often slow process of Tax Burden Relief. Things to note: like the rest of the World, Covid has created challenges for every Sector of life pertaining to dealing with the IRS. Please pay close attention to the initial first (and second) Consultations. The IRS is short on Employees so correspondence will most likely be slower than One would like to think. Don't be afraid to take notes, and PLEASE remember that we are in the midst of a Global Pandemic and remember the hierarchy of Contact seeing as On Site Services and times are altered in lieu of Covid. If your quandary is important, call his cell! If it's a Secondary or Tertiary request- email. Mr. Kell does not waste time with polite call-backs devoid of the answer to your question...but HE WILL call you back and he WILL effectively explain the answer to your question/s. Do everything he tells you to do as promptly as possible, and rest assured that you have selected the Top Attorney to help you resolve your tax issues with success the closest thing to a guarantee as possible in any Offer/Acceptance situation. Lastly, YOU MUST convey any pertinent information up front regardless of whether or not you think it matters. Thanks again Mark, you're an AMAZING ATTORNEY and I can't thank you enough for your services and hopefully future services moving forward. Andy Sunell
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Posted by Leon | May 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Customer Service
I had an excellent experience with Mr. Kell from my initial consult. I needed guidance on a tax debt. He was clear on what our options were and what needed to be done to resolve the situation. I can't say enough when it's come to his professional and dedication to helping individuals like myself. I would recommend his services to anyone. The bottom line is if you're looking for an attorney that's provides excellence customer service with tax issues and treats their clients with the utmost respect I highly recommend Mark Kell.
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Posted by Theresa | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the Man
Mr. Kell should be called the Miracle Worker. My husband withdrew over $400k from his retirement and did not pay enough tax. That year we owed over $50k when our income tax was complete. I panicked since I did not have $50k. Another lawyer friend recommended that I call Mr. Kell. (What a blessing this turned out to be.) I was lead by Mr. Kell through the entire process. When I became stressed, he assured me that this was part of the process. After months of hard fighting back and forth with the IRS reviewer, we got word that my Offer in Compromise was accepted. Instead of paying over $36k in federal tax, I paid a little over 15% to settle. I can now move on with my life and not worry about my retirement check being garnished, my house having a lien placed on it or my bank account frozen. If you are in this situation, contact Mr. Kell to get peace of mind. Thank you Mr. Kell.
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Posted by Robin | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Kell did everything he promised to do for me. He explained the process for my offer in compromise in terms I could understand. He followed through on the entire process, which was lengthy and cumbersome. In the end he negotiated a settlement on my five figure debt for less than 10% of what I owed. I would highly recommend him to anyone with tax problems.
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Posted by Frank | July 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I Want Mark in My Corner Any Time There Is A Problem
When Mark, takes on the IRS he wins. You can't ask any more from any attorney. He establishes the plan, then executes the design. In Towson Mark is the only attorney to see. Honest, fair and consistent.
Posted by Frank | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark said what he would do, and he did it! Sometimes we did not know what was happening. But, Mark had a Plan A, Plan B, etc. Mark got us free from an IRS Tax Lein so that we could address our medical and living issues.
Posted by MS | September 11, 2013
I couldn't ask for a better attorney!
Mr. Kell is very compassionate, professional and affordable when it comes to rates compared to other lawyers in the area. I hired him years ago in the early 2000’s to handle a child support matter which got resolved easily and now currently a custody matter. Through all of it he has been ethical in practice and honest in his approach when representing me in front of the judges. He is straight forward, understanding and very thorough when it comes to family law. He worked tirelessly on all my cases and made sure that all motions, responses and paperwork were on point. A very important fact as well is that he is always available if you need to discuss questions and he always listens.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Reprimand issued in MD, 2006
updated on 08/03/2017

Reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Mark's comment: “Took an estate case as a favor, out of my area of expertise, dispute over legal fees resulted in a grievance.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Mark E. Kell
  • 1992 - Present
  • Revenue Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1980 - 1992


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Loyola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Offer in Compromise
  • Accepted for $1,000


  • Unites States Tax Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Mark
Tax Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mark Kell. As a former IRS agent, Mark knows their methods and how to beat them at their own game. He is adept at offers and compromises and he can substantially reduce or eliminate your tax liability. I refer clients to him without hesitation."
Tax Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Kell is my go-to on all tax matters. His vast experiences in the area of taxation and divorce provide him with unique insight and advice that is very hard to find. He's a class act, dependable, and always there for you."
Divorce and separation
Towson Debt settlement Lawyer Mark Edward Kell
Mark Edward Kell
Debt settlement Attorney
Towson, MD
Licensed for 32 years
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