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David B. Coffin

Tax Attorney at Southlake, TX

5.0   75 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 25 years
    Oklahoma - OK 30 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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While attorney David Coffin has extensive experience in all aspects of IRS tax controversies and litigation, he does not rest on his past accomplishments. He draws on his experience in the rules and procedures that govern IRS agents, his experience in federal court and his deep knowledge of accounting principles to efficiently and effectively guide individuals and businesses in Texas in dealing with the IRS.

When you work with the law firm, Mr. Coffin will thoroughly review your unique situation and craft a legal strategy to address your tax controversy. Mr. Coffin has represented individuals, businesses and business owners in all stages of an IRS dispute — ranging from audits to tax litigation in federal courts.

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Location

David Coffin PLLC
300 Miron Dr.
Southlake, TX, 76092-7857

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Posted by Cathy | June 5, 2024
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Business Tax Resolution
I can not thank this law firm enough for a job well done with handling my business tax issue with the IRS. From day one they really got the ball rolling very quickly and was able to successfully finalized my issue in my favor. I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful team. Very professional and communicate with you very well along the way. I would definitely use them again if I had to. Many Thanks!
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Response from David Coffin June 15, 2024
Thank you Cathy for your review. It was our pleasure helping you.
Posted by Rebecca | August 1, 2023
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Highest of recommendations!
Cannot say enough things about the caliber of expertise, customer service and professionalism this law firm offers. Both David and Alejo are excellent to work with. Alejo was an advocate on our behalf when there was a mistake made with our taxes - and he handled a complicated situation for us with ease. Highest of recommendations for this law firm and Alejo!
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Posted by Jason | August 1, 2023
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I contacted the office of David Coffin PLLC about a lingering tax situation. Very promptly, Alejo reached back out to discuss case. After gathering the facts, Alejo and his team began working to resolve the situation. I inquired if I needed to come to his office for "in person" sit down and he said it was not necessary, but if I prefer I was more than welcome. Many of my past experiences, the attorney always wants a meeting, hence costing time and money, but this was not the case here. All items were handled via e mail or a phone call. As there were a couple of key dates/deadlines, I did not have to remind them as they posted on their calendar and handled situations according to timeline. My case was resolved in a prompt and professional manner. I would highly recommend Alejo and the firm of David Coffin PLLC. Jason M
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Posted by Renee | June 4, 2023
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David Coffin Law Office
My husband and I hired David Coffin's law firm to represent us in dealing with the IRS. Absolutely the best decision, best law firm, and BEST PEOPLE. It is scary when dealing with the IRS on any tax matter, big or small. From Mr. Coffin to his associate lawyer, Alejo Pacini who handled our case and virtually held my hand as I worried over everything, to Kris and Beth and the rest of the staff who are top notch, thorough, knowledgeable people, and super responsive to responding via email, text, or phone calls. And I want to add all were very friendly too. My husband and I wanted to hire Mr. Coffin and his firm specifically because Mr. Coffin worked for the IRS at one time and who better to know the in's and out's of the IRS than him. And then Alejo Pacino who was assigned our case also worked at one time for the IRS. Their knowledge was INVALUABLE. Second reason was they were helpful and not judgemental that we had a tax problem, and it was a large tax problem. To complicate the situation, my husband of over 40 years died and I was grieving and no idea how to take care of myself, bills, taxes, etc. My husband had always taken care of all the financial business. God Bless Alejo (he is an Angel) who worked with the IRS agent and got the amount owed down to a fraction of what was initally owed. Right after my Husband died, I had to leave town and take care of my sister who has multiple cancers. Alejo responded to all the IRS letters/notices promptly and took care of all the phone meetings with them, shielding me from more emotional turmoil. I will be eternally grateful to them, especially Alejo for lifting this burden from me. I am a real person and this is a real review and I wish the firm would use me as a client reference as I would love to feel like I am giving back to people who have helped me so much.
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Posted by Edith | May 13, 2023
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Extremely professional and friendly on a personal level
David Coffin is an exceptional lawyer, and it has been a pleasure to work with him. Allen and Edith, his clients, were in a tough spot, having owed the IRS a substantial sum of money for almost a decade. David took on this case and negotiated a settlement with the IRS that was a real game-changer. Instead of repaying the entire debt, they only had to pay ten percent of it, which was a massive relief for the couple both financially and emotionally. David's dedication to his clients is inspiring. He is not one to nickel and dime his clients for every little service, which is a rarity in the legal world. He understands that financial strains can be caused by issues with the IRS, and he works to develop a plan that meets his clients' specific requirements and needs. David is an attorney that knows his clients and displays personal interest in their situations. In conclusion, I would highly recommend David and his firm to anyone looking for legal assistance with the IRS. His hard work, dedication, and thoroughness in developing personalized plans, along with his compassionate nature, make him an excellent choice for anyone in need. Clients like Allen and Edith can attest to the relief David's legal guidance provided.
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Response from David Coffin May 15, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review, Edith. It is a pleasure working for you and Allen.
Posted by Allen | May 13, 2023
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Our IRS offer and compromise
David Coffin is an exceptional lawyer, and it has been a pleasure to work with him. Allen and Edith, his clients, were in a tough spot, having owed the IRS a substantial sum of money for almost a decade. David took on this case and negotiated a settlement with the IRS that was a real game-changer. Instead of repaying the entire debt, they only had to pay ten percent of it, which was a massive relief for the couple both financially and emotionally. David's dedication to his clients is inspiring. He is not one to nickel and dime his clients for every little service, which is a rarity in the legal world. He understands that financial strains can be caused by issues with the IRS, and he works to develop a plan that meets his clients' specific requirements and needs. David is an attorney that knows his clients and displays personal interest in their situations. In conclusion, I would highly recommend David and his firm to anyone looking for legal assistance with the IRS. His hard work, dedication, and thoroughness in developing personalized plans, along with his compassionate nature, make him an excellent choice for anyone in need. Clients like Allen and Edith can attest to the relief David's legal guidance provided. If you want a personal conversation in regards to our situation, you are welcome to email me at [email protected] Thank you
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Response from David Coffin May 15, 2023
Thank you Allen. It is a pleasure working with you and Edith. I'm glad we could help.
Posted by Larry | October 8, 2022
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Offer In Compromise
David is an excellent tax attorney. David and his team worked tirelessly to get my offer in compromise accepted. It was a long journey, but with the amazing work that David and his team did, I could not be happier with the outcome.
Response from David Coffin October 8, 2022
It was our pleasure assisting you and I'm glad we were able to navigate to a successful conclusion.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2021
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David Coffin Law
I was referred to David by my divorce attorney. I was seeking innocent spouse relief from unpaid taxes incurred while I was married but was unaware of. I could have submitted the IRS Form 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief on my own but decided the issue was too critical not to have professional help. It was embarrassing to admit I signed most of the tax returns during my marriage without review and had no idea I was on the hook for over $100,000 in back taxes. I did not know how I was going to get anyone to believe a 56-year old, college educated woman in a 25-year marriage feared her husband and was blocked from participating in any household financial matters. From the first meeting with David and his team I knew I made the right decision to use them. They listened to my case, discussed my options, let me know what I needed to provide to them information-wise, and we got started. They advised me every step of the way and the process was smooth and stress-free. Any questions I had were answered immediately and things never got off track. What I would have submitted to the IRS on my own would never have been sufficient to win. What David added and the case he built absolutely was the reason FULL RELIEF was granted on the first submission. He is beyond intelligent (JD, CPA) and extremely professional. I recommend him 100% to anyone needing legal representation with IRS issues.
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Response from David Coffin November 20, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
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A Lawyer that is both attentive and efficient.....
I have been represented on a case by Lawyer David Coffin. Cases are stressful and burdensome to us clients. He has been effective on negotiating with terms and conditions. Though we are not at the finish line just yet, I see light at the end of the Tunnel. Sincerely from a thankful Client
Posted by Clifton | November 5, 2020
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IRS audit
David help me with my first IRS audit... overall it very smooth expect for the fact Covid cause the IRS to almost a year to complete the audit.
Posted by Eric | September 29, 2020
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Great Advocate!
Mr. Coffin has helped my family in so many ways. He and his team are knowledgeable, capable, and helpful! We are thankful that he is our attorney.
Posted by Robin | August 7, 2020
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Responsive, Compassionate
I appreciated David's quick reply to my initial shout out for help and his ongoing attention to questions and issues. Details were provided in a clear and concise manner. He worked efficiently so as to minimize costs. Positive attitude. Great lawyer, nice guy.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2020
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President
David and his team were outstanding helping resolve a complex multi year IRS audit and ultimately a successful negotiated settlement. His teams knowledge of the tax code and the IRS process during the settlement was outstanding. David’s calm and professional demeanor was truly a benefit in helping me settle with the IRS. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by James | June 17, 2020
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Resolved!
We had a long-standing problem with fifteen years of unfiled returns. Met with David, his top accountant, and his associate Nick. He explained what needed to be done to come into compliance with IRS. No over the top promises, no disrespect for IRS agents, and no disrespect toward me. The PROFESSIONALISM of his entire staff is to be admired. Our situation has been resolved (not overnight) and that IRS letter in the mailbox evokes nothing more than mild curiosity ( not panic)! David Coffin is a man of integrity and I recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2020
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Consultant Engineer
I am technical and a do-it-yourselfer. I don't know much about law. I started doing my own taxes since my first job. 40+ years later my taxes are so complicated, I don't have the time, patience, or a clue. I eventually fouled up big. Mr. Coffin and his staff were not only more than knowledgeable as how to fix my predicament, but patient and reassuring as well. I walked in intimidated and worried, and walked out relieved and confident. What a great team to have on your side.
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Posted by Paul | May 15, 2020
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The Absolute Best!
David helped me out with my IRS Tax Problem. I actually got scammed my first time using a Law Firm in Beverly Hills CA and they took $19,000 from me and did nothing for me causing my situation to get worse. I then used another Lawyer from North Dallas and he lied to me and told me to do a chapter 7 bankruptcy and he would “bundle” my tax debt into the chapter 7 with my credit cards and I would “walk away” owing zero. Unfortunately that was a Lie. I only walked away from the credit card debt not the tax debt. I finally ran into David and he helped me with an Offer and Compromise. Everything worked out just like he said and I am DONE with the IRS! Thank you David!
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Posted by Nick | January 16, 2020
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Exceeded Expectation.
Fantastic firm. Easy to work with, meets scheduled deadlines and followed up without me pressing the issue. I worked with Kelly and Nick, I highly recommend Mr. Coffins group.
Posted by Mike | December 18, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Other attorneys were ready to take advantage of my situation. David was upfront and told me how much it will cost and he settled within the retainer amount I paid. He is smart by not going for trail and negotiated with IRS attorney that way I saved money and time. He is very knowledgeable, polite and reasonable. He came as an angle to solve my problem. I would highly recommend to use his service. Thank you, David.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2019
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Do Not Hesitate to Hire David Coffin
I met with David Coffin personally after researching and speaking with several attorneys I had found online regarding a tax audit. He was willing to meet me in person, and put my mind at ease during our initial meeting. All others insisted everything could be handled by phone and E-mail. David was knowledgeable in my particular case and handled all matters personally and professionally, keeping me updated and informed along the way. David personally met with the IRS Agent on the day of our appointment. All other attorneys wanted to handle the process by correspondence only. David's original retainer fee was reasonable and he actually came in under budget. I would not hesitate to utilize David for any tax matters.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2019
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Great Job
Did a Great Job came in under budget. I would recommend David if you have a Tax Problem very professional and Knowledgeable. saved me a lot of Money Thanks David
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Southern Methodist University School Of Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Principal
  • David Coffin PLLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Klingenberg & Associates, P.C.
  • 1993 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Oklahoma
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD
  • 1992
  • University of Oklahoma
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • TransCapital Leasing Associates 1990-II L.P. v. United States, 97 A.F.T.R.2d 2006-1916 (W. D. Texas March 31, 2006)
  • Favorable
  • Enbridge Energy Co., Inc. v. United States, 553 F.Supp.2d 716 (S.D. Tex. 2008)
  • Favorable
  • United States v. Evans, 513 F. Supp. 2d 825, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20559 (W.D. Tex. 2007)
  • Favorable
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
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  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
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  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
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  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Lucite Award
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2008
  • Oustanding Attorney
  • US Dept. of Justice, Tax Divison
  • 2007
  • Tax Division Awards for Special Act or Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
  • 2005
  • Completed Civil Trial Advocacy Course
  • Executive Office for US Attorneys Office
  • 1999
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • 22nd Annual DFW Area Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
  • "Determining the Dischargeablility of Unsecured Income Tax Debts - Breaking the Code of the IRS Account Transcripts"
  • 2012
  • 21st Annual DFW Area Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
  • "Dealing with the IRS Before Bankruptcy - What to do With Your Debtor Who Has Tax Issues"
  • 2011
  • 2011 Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar
  • "Discharging Federal Income Taxes in Bankruptcy: Be Wary of These Traps!"
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Tax Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Coffin works incredibly hard to get the best possible results for his clients. Client service is a priority and he is an expert on how to communicate with the IRS."
Tax Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I have worked together on several cases involving federal tax matters. I trust his abilities regarding tax matters and refer tax cases to him on a regular basis."
Tax Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Coffin and I have worked together as both government and private attorneys. He is an excellent attorney."
Tax Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is the attorney you should engage for IRS tax matters, including audits, collections and litigation. His staff is great too."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Coffin is a top notch tax attorney and one of the finest people I know. Over the years, I have worked together with David on matters and we have routinely consulted each other on cases that our respective firms are handling. David has deep experience in tax law, both in private practice and as a trial attorney with the Department of Justice Tax Division (DOJ Tax), and he is highly respected by key decision makers at IRS and DOJ Tax. He routinely solves very large tax problems for clients, and he treats his clients very well. Even though I have been in the practice over 30 years, I and my team benefit greatly from David's insights and advice. As i recently told a prospective client i was referring to him, I would send my own mother to David Coffin. I endorse him in the strongest possible terms."
Tax Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I have had the opportunity to speak to many attorneys in the local community, about the attention and dedication David devotes to his clients. That is why I decided to hire him myself for a complex tax matter. I found him to be responsive, intelligent, and accurate in his advice. He also has a very caring and proactive approach with his clients, which I appreciate immensely. I would recommend David to anyone who has a complex issue involving the IRS !"
Tax Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"David has assisted me in dealing with the IRS for several years now. As his client, I have been very happy with his responsiveness to my questions and to the results. In fact, I am very pleased with the results. As I am also a lawyer, I am probably more critical than most clients. However, I have nothing to criticize. The process is slow and can be frustrating at times, but David always made me feel comfortable and never lost his patience with my many questions. I highly recommend David."
Tax Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a rock solid tax attorney. He has the highest integrity and fights for his clients in an effective and professional way. He is a great referral resource for clients with any kind of tax issues."
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