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Derek William Kaczmarek

also known as Derek W. Kaczmarek

About me

I am the father of two wonderful children.  My wife is a fellow tax attorney, which makes for boring dinner conversation but a great way for clients to obtain multiple viewpoints without paying for multiple attorneys.


In my free time, I enjoy golfing and traveling. 


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 75%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Tax Fraud: 25%
    12 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Victoria A Bellomo

    Derek is an excellent trial attorney. He has an extensive background in IRS trial cases. We have worked together and I highly recommend him.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold

3101 N. Central Ave.
Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ, 85012


AZActive 201107/02/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive200407/24/2014
INInactive In Good Standing200308/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Tax LawState Bar of Arizona2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bronze Medal Litigation AwardSB/SE Office of Division Counsel, I.R.S.2011
Cube AwardI.R.S. Office of Chief Counsel2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFrazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold2014 - Present
AttorneySilver Law PLC2012 - Present
Senior AttorneyI.R.S. Office of Chief Counsel2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western States Bar AssociationArizona Representative2012 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Tax SectionVice-Chair2016 - 2017
State Bar of Arizona, Tax SectionChief Budget Officer2015 - 2016
State Bar of Arizona, Tax SectionSecretary2014 - 2015
Scottsdale Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - 2014
State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law SectionMember at Large2012 - 2014
State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law SectionTax Court Liaison2010 - 2014
Indianapolis Bar Association, Tax Law SectionAt Large Member2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rainbow Tax Service, Inc. v. Commissioner, 128 T.C. No. 5Win
Donald W. Ernle v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2010-237Win
Suzanne Vance Fain, a.k.a. Suzanne Fain-Poisson v. Commissioner, 129 T.C. No. 11Win
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada LawyerIRS's Attack on 831(b) Captive Insurance2016
Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold client updateIRS Offers Incentives to Taxpayers with Unreported Foreign Income2014
Indiana Journal of Global Legal StudiesThe SEC's Role in the Global Era: How the SEC Will Protect U.S. Investors in Foreign Markets2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2005
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
Indiana University-BloomingtonFinanceM.B.A.2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Regional Captive Insurance ConferenceDiscussion of IRC 831(b) Captive Insurance Audits and Litigation2016
State Bar of Arizona CLE ProgramIs Your LLC Ready for an IRS Audit Under the New Rules?2016
ABA Tax Section 2016 Midyear MeetingNuts & Bolts Tax Court Litigation2016
The Seth Leibsohn ShowCurrent Happenings in Tax2015
State Bar of Arizona CLEIRS Innocent Spouse Relief: Navigating the Process2015
NBC 12 News (Phoenix)Lawyers on Call2015
Arizona Captive Insurance Association ConferenceOngoing battle between captives and the IRS2015
Tax SectionU.S. Tax Court Practice - an Update and Perspective2014
CPA Lunch & LearnUS Tax Court Procedure2014
Winter Tax SeminarWorker Classification, Section 530 Relief and the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program2013
UNLV CLE ProgramPresent Tax Controversies: Navigating the Process2013
Recent IRS Audit DevelopmentsForm 1099-K and Global High Wealth Industry Group2013
U.S. Tax Court Cases SymposiumEffective Use of Expert Witnesses in the U.S. Tax Court2012
I.R.S. Office of Appeals (Phoenix)I.R.C. 7430 and Qualified Offers of Settlement2012
2012 State Bar Annual ConventionFederal, State and Local Tax Law Update2012
2012 State Bar Annual ConventionTax Issues in a Down Economy2012
I.R.S. Basic Trial Advocacy SchoolTax Litigation2011
I.R.S. Special Enforcement Program Agent Group MeetingDeveloping Fraud Cases for Trial2010
West Virginia University's Advanced Fraud & Forensic Accounting ProgramAdvanced Fraud & Forensic Accounting2009
Who Stole My Child Tax Credit? Single Parents, Custodians and Child Tax CreditsChild Tax Credit2004