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Matthew Robert Porter

also known as Matthew R. Porter

About me

Porter Law Office, LLC is a boutique law firm practicing exlusively in the areas of tax controversy and U.S. immigration law.

On the immigration side, the firm has in depth experience assisting foreign nationals and businesses secure H-1B visas, green cards (through employment PERM and family), as well as obtaining U.S. citizenship through naturalization.

As an IRS-approved Certifying Acceptance Agent, the firm assists taxpayers obtain ITINs. The firm also handles complex tax controversy matters focusing on tax audits, appeals, tax court litigation, collection alternatives including offers in compromise, installment agreements, bankruptcy, currently not collectible status, tax liens and levies, gambling law and casino tax refunds for non-resident aliens, tax penalty abatement, innocent spouse relief, voluntary disclosures before IRS and state of Ohio.

In addition, Porter Law Office, LLC has in depth experience with assisting foreign nationals in resolving international tax compliance issues through reporting delinquent FBARs, Forms 8938, 3520, etc. under the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (SFCP), and delinquent international information return procedures.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 50%
    6 years
  2. Immigration: 50%
    8 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2016
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Certifying Acceptance AgentInternal Revenue Service2014
CALI Award, Federal Tax Procedure (Tax Controversy)The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2011
CALI Award, Advanced Individual Income Tax ProblemsThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2011
CALI Award, Tax and Professional ResponsibilityThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Tax and Immigration LawyerPorter Law Office, LLC2014 - Present
Business and Tax LawyerNardone Law Group, LLC2011 - 2014
Volunteer Income Tax AssistantInternal Revenue Service2008 - 2008
Immigration LawyerShihab & Associates Co.2008 - 2011
Intake OfficerColumbus City Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2007
Legal AssistantThe Legal Office of the Governor of Ohio2006 - 2006
Real Estate AppraiserThe Charles R. Porter Company2004 - 2005
Legal InternSchiff & Associates2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar Association, Business Tax CommitteeMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter), New Member DivisionChair2011 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationUnauthorized Practice of Law Committeee2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter)Member2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS Penalty AbatementFully abated penalties
IRS Frozen Refund$2M refund granted
Trinity v. Testa, Ohio Tax CommissionerBIA reversed final determination
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2012
Capital UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityEconomics and Business ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tax Planning for the Real Estate ProfessionalThe Home Office Deduction for Real Estate Professionals2012
Fundamentals of H-1BOne Year After the Third Party Neufeld Memo: Practical Solutions for What Lies Ahead.2010