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Former IRS Attorney.  Knowledgeable in tax, business, finance, accounting and securities.


Licensed to practice before IRS in all states.  Admitted to the Bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Vietnam Veteran (Bronze Star Medal)


Discount on fees to all veterans.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 90%
    34 years, 150 cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    26 years, 300 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Daniel S. Crowley

    I have worked with Mr. Cate on a number of cases and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend his services.


    Daniel Crowley Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Julia Jane Wills Ovando

    Mr. Cate is an exceptional tax attorney! He is patient and courteous to his clients, meticulously preparing their cases for a vigorous defense from the IRS.


    Julia Ovando Juvenile law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cate Law Firm

1600 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 205
Arlington, VA, 22209

Hannon Law Group (Of Counsel)

1901 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20009



VAAuthorized to practice law201003/31/2016
DCActive 197007/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bronze Star MedalU.S. Army Vietnam1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Cate Law Firm2010 - Present
AttorneyHannon Law Group2006 - 2010
Attorney at LawThe Cate Law Firm1991 - 2006
Chief Financial OfficerAmerican Transportation Television Network- ATTN1990 - 1991
Investment BrokerCate Financial Services1985 - 1990
Financial Planner/BrokerHeritage Financial Group1981 - 1985
Attorney/PartnerCate & Rooney1979 - 1981
Attorney/Tax Law specialistInternal Revenue Service-Exempt Organizations1975 - 1979
PhotographerTonica Studios, S.F., CA1972 - 1975
Intelligence OfficerUnited States Army Active Duty1970 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS Liability$900,000 settled for $324,000.
Offer in Compromise$450,000 settled for $843
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1979
George Washington UniversityAccounting23 Credits1978
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Georgetown University Law CenterEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1966