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Mary Elizabeth King

Tax Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mary

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    I assist clients who have problems with the IRS. Many of my clients have not filed tax returns in years or they have the IRS knocking on their door wanting them to pay their IRS debt or file years of unfiled tax returns. I also handle audits for clients. If you are having sleepless nights because of the IRS, or are constantly looking over your shoulder, waiting for the IRS to show up at your door, you need to give me a call at (941-906-7585).

  2. Real estate

  3. Estate planning

  4. Probate


As a dedicated IRS Tax defense attorney, Mary has been helping clients get tax debt relief by negotiating currently non-collectible status, offers in compromise, installment agreements, innocent spouse cases, audits, removing levies, releasing liens, and negotiating penalty abatement.

Mary’s career as an IRS tax defense attorney began in 1993 after graduating from Stetson University College of Law. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Wake Forest University, Babcock Graduate School of Management in 1990. Her law career has primarily focused on IRS tax defense representation as well as estate planning and probate.​

Mary is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the United States Tax Court. She is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association. As a native Floridian, she grew up in St. Petersburg and has lived in Sarasota since 1999 with her black Labrador Retrievers.

Florida Tax Attorney, Mary E. King Works Hard To End Your IRS Tax Problems.​
I have helped thousands of clients put their IRS problems behind them. I have done everything from putting clients into currently non-collectible status (where the IRS no longer tries to collect on their account), offers in compromise, installment agreements, defending and arguing innocent spouse cases, audits, removing levies, releasing liens, and negotiating penalty abatement.​

I think it is important for clients to have local representation where they can either call me or come in to see me whenever they are concerned about their IRS problem. I want them to feel like I am lifting this burden off of their shoulders so that they do not need to be concerned about it and can sleep at night. I want to be the buffer between my clients and the IRS.


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Law Office of Mary E. King, P.L.
3389 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL, 34232
The Law Office of Mary King
407 E. Marion Avenue
Suite 101
Punta Gorda, FL, 33950
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Posted by Hugh & Donna | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Good job well done
I owed years of back taxes. After some research, I decided to go to Mary King to see if she could handle it. She handled the IRS letters, arranged reasonable payments and resolved the problem. She is easy to work with and also has written a book on the subject. Andrea, her tax preparer, was great to work with also.
Posted by Cathy | February 9, 2011
Wonderful lawyer
Mary prepared my documents exactly the way I wanted her to. She was able to take what I requested and properly incorporate it into my paperwork. She was also able to refer me to a very good lawyer when I needed other services. That lawyer also has done an excellent job for me. I feel very fortunate that I had her as my lawyer for basic documents and also for a specific problem that I was dealing with a while back. I will always appreciate the help she has given me. I i
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Posted by Aleksandra | November 28, 2022
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Law Office of Mary E. King, P.L. is the most professional, most efficient, most capable and competent, Law Office I've ever dealt with while doing complex nation wide or local as well as an international contracting deals, for over 35 years. I was so afraid that my case would be rejected, but Mary had respectfully taken my case, and handled it so gracefully with most care I've ever experienced in legal industry, with above any mark results, as her dedication for a quick successful results and best ever outcome is a true blessing in my life. With great grace and professionalism this extremely experienced Law Office (that did not waste any of my time not even one phone call until the complete job was done and all in my best interest), with Mary E. King's leadership, I was able to get my personal life and my business, on right track again. This office is more affordable than any of my past accountants or attorneys who were not able to even comprehend the level of requirements needed, Mary was skillfully and swiftly able to understand and to resolve and to eliminate the root causes, so even my credit score is now getting automatically better, based on hard work Mary had accomplished. I cannot thank enough to Mary and her staff on the great job done and for accepting my case and for bringing it to successful outcome! Thank you so much for working so hard on this difficult case, you are greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Aleksandra W.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2019
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Well worth the time and effort
Mary did it! It was a long and frustrating process... not on Mary's part but on the IRS process. She walked me through the entire process from start to finish, kept me up to date and made it happen. I am grateful to Mary and her staff and would recommend them highly.
Response from Mary King October 10, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.
Posted by Gino | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
They “ Wow’d me
Many local professionals in the accounting community suggested I contact Mrs. King’s office to receive help for a tax issue. I knew that my tax project would be complicated but Mrs. King and Staff helped me through it. Thank you.
Response from Mary King April 8, 2019
Gino, I'm glad you felt your tax issue was solved successfully. It's something we've worked hard on and we're pleased our efforts resonated with you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.
Posted by Jim Boyles | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mary is the best at what she does!
Hiring the Law Office of Mary E. King is a great idea if you are confused about how to deal with tax issues. Mary immediately got on the ball bringing me up to date with my situation. I went on thinking I couldn't file because I owed the IRS money I didn’t have. I looked online and asked around, including the IRS, how I could deal with this and there were no definite answers. But now I know, Mary E. King did have the definite answers I needed. Feels good to have that weight off my shoulders with a true professional to navigate through a complicated system. In addition, Mary truly cares about you, your situation and works very hard to get the best result. So, thanks again Mary and to your excellent team of professionals at Law Office of Mary E. King!
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Posted by Chuck | April 24, 2018
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Knowledgable, Strategic, and Client Focused
I hired Mary for assistance with an IRS tax issue. I was impressed with her detailed response, providing succinct advice that continued in a weekly email following my initial consultation even prior to my engaging her. Once I formalized her engagement, she crafted a strategy uniquely designed to address my circumstances. Rather than a standard approach, she suggested a solution that resulted in a much lower settlement cost. It required a bit more patience, but was worth it in the end. Because she took the time to fully understand my situation, she solved the problem with the best possible alternative for me. Thank you, Mary!
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Posted by DeWayne | November 14, 2017
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Dedicated Professional
Mary is the epitome of a dedicated professional. She is caring and understand the situations that some of us face with taxes. She has greatly assisted me over the years. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Randall | October 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Going in to the office I was very skeptical about if my situation could be resolved. After speaking with Mary King for only a few minutes my thoughts changed and I knew she was honest and she took her time to explain her services & procedurces she made me feel this was my best chance to get some closure with my tax issues. And the job she did was outstanding and I can’t thank her enough for bringing my case to such a favorable outcome. Thank you Mary.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2009
A very pleasent experiance
Ms King was very helpful with a tax issue I had. She was upfront and honest about what was going to happen and did everything she promised. I was very pleased with the outcome and would recommend her to anyone.
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Work Experience

  • Law Office of Mary E. King, P.L.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bouldin King, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Law Office of Mary E. King, P.L.
  • 2002 - 2004


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Wake Forest University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1990
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Mentor for 2014
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Sarasota Chapter Director
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Sarasota Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtor
  • 2014 - 2018
  • American Business Women's Association, Sunrise Chapter
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Exchange Club of Sarasota
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • American Business Women's Association, Sunset Chapter
  • Secretary, Membership Chairman
  • 1999 - 2010
  • American Business Women's Assocation
  • National Member
  • 1999 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • New Club Builder Award
  • National Exchange Club
  • 2008
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  • Celebrity Press
  • Protect & Defend
  • 2012
  • The Docket (Sarasota County Bar Association)
  • Is the IRS Targeting You?
  • 2010
  • US Tax Publishing Corp.
  • Resolve IRS Problems
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • IRS Issues and how to handle them
  • 2016
  • Southwest Florida Enrolled Agent Society
  • Tips for working with the IRS Collection Department
  • 2015
  • Seniors and IRS Problems
  • Senior Citizens and IRS Problems
  • 2010
  • Palm Singles
  • Tax - Audit
  • 2010
  • Kiwanis Siesta Key Chapter
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • ABWA Ringling Chapter
  • Tax - Audit
  • 2009
  • American Business Women's Association
  • What to do if you are faced with an IRS Audit
  • 2008
  • SW Florida Alumna of Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Suncoast Insurance Professionals
  • Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Manasota Healthcare Network
  • Conflicts of Interest in Estate Planning
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Endorse Mary
Tax Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've sent some clients Mary's way for their tax issues. She's very responsive, knowledgable about tax law, and does her very best for her clients. I will happily continue to refer to her."
Tax Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. King has an excellent reputation within the local legal community for handling IRS disputes and workouts."
Tax Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mary is a highly effective attorney for whom I have great respect. She is intelligent, personable, and cares very deeply about her clients and her work. I have worked together with her on cases, consulted on cases, and referred potential clients to her in the past, and would not hesitate to refer more in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mary for a number of years and know her to be a fine, intelligent, and honest attorney. I endorse her without reservation."
Tax Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is my recommendation for all tax related legal matters. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent lawyer with experience, knowledge, dedication and empathy."
Tax Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I co-authored a best-selling book on Amazon entitled "Protect & Defend" with Ms. King last year. Her chapter focused on how to choose a good tax lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary King represents the best of the legal profession. She is a dedicated, compassionate, and talented attorney. Her background in litigation, negotiation and IRS problem solving means her clients can trust Mary will deliver top-notch solutions to their problems. I endorse Mary King."
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Sarasota Tax Lawyer Mary Elizabeth King
Mary Elizabeth King
Tax Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 30 years