Mr. Strouse brings his unique skill set of accounting, tax, and valuation to the areas of litigation, federal tax litigation and federal tax controversies, including audits and appeals.
Mr. Strouse has represented hundreds of taxpayers that cut across diverse boundaries including, but not limited to, trusts, estates, federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal members, municipal governments, foreign taxpayers, hedge funds, high-net-worth individuals, trustees of qualified ERISA plans including leveraged and non-leveraged ESOPs, accountants, not-for-profit and tax-exempt entities, TEFRA partnerships, individuals involved in Derivium transactions, and S and C corporations (publicly traded corporations as well as privately held). Mr. Strouse has represented a variety of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service on a wide variety of collection, examination, and appeal matters including, but not limited to, listed transactions and other tax avoidance matters, foreign tax issues, "wealth squad" examinations, "Midco" and section 6901 transactions, domestic and offshore voluntary disclosures including streamlined filings, FBAR issues, the trading safe harbor pursuant to Section 864(b), information reporting issues, penalty matters pursuant to Sections 6662 and 6707A, mediation proceedings pursuant to Rev. Proc. 2009-44, transfer tax issues, and various other corporate, partnership, individual, employment, and excise tax matters.
Mr. Strouse has a long history of effectively litigating tax cases against the federal government in the United States District Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Strouse has diverse experience in litigating federal tax issues including lien, levy, and other collection matters, valuation issues, independent contractor/employee issues, built-in gain issues on conversions of C corporations to S corporations, estate and gift tax issues, tax shelter cases, ESOP issues, excise and payroll tax issues and a wide variety of other complex tax matters.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1986||06/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2017|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Leading Lawyer||Leading Lawyers Network||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Partner||Holland & Knight/McBride Baker Coles||1987 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Tax Section Member||N/A|
|Practising Law Institute||Corporate Compliance Answer Book||2010|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||N/A||1986|
|University of Wisconsin||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|American Bar Association||Hot Practice Tips for Representing an Individual Before and During an IRS Examination||2013|
|Estate of Morton Liftin et. al., v. United States of America||Decided on cross-motions for Summary Judgment|
Posted by Andrey
Tue Dec 02 2014