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At the Law Offices of Frederick W. Meissner, tax Attorney Frederick W. Meissner is a former IRS Agent who helps clients resolve tax problems with the IRS and State and Local taxing authorities. Whether your difficulties stem from an IRS tax audit, or you have a business payroll-tax or sales-tax controversy, Mr. Meissner can represent you in the audit, tax appeal or any other tax litigation and can make an offer in compromise and negotiate an installment agreement on your behalf. He also counsels clients facing tax related bankruptcy and provides back tax preparation assistance to those who have not have filed income tax returns for some time.


The Law Offices of Frederick W. Meissner will help you:

  • Minimize the taxes you owe and reduce tax debt

  • Represent you in tax audits, Tax Court and in tax appeals

  • Represent you in bankruptcy proceedings

  • Negotiate with the IRS or other agency on your behalf

  • Formulate your offer in compromise, or installment agreements

  • Abate tax penalties, and remove wage garnishments and bank levies


With his ten years’ experience as an IRS agent and twenty-plus years as a tax attorney, Frederick W. Meissner knows the inner workings of taxing authorities and how to defend you against them and how to reach a fair, negotiated tax settlement.


Mr. Meissner has offices in Phoenix and Tucson and offers a complimentary 60 minute initial consultation.  

Experience in working "both sides of the table" offers our clients the decisive edge not only in negotiating and litigating favorable resolutions of tax disputes, but also in determining tax audit risks related tt to the structure, negotiation and implementation of business transactional and consulting solutions.
Why Hire a tax attorney?

You hire a tax attorney for his/her education, experience and skill in efficiently and effectively reaching an acceptable resolution to your IRS, state or local tax problems. Effectively dealing with governmental agencies requires education to understanding the rules, regulations and complex revenue codes. But its more than knowing the law;  Rather, it is the experience of interacting with the agency and the learned skills in understanding its policies and administrative procedures.


Unless you deal with bureaucratic agencies often, you cannot adequately represent taxpayers before the IRS or state tax agencies.  The Law Offices of Frederick W. Meissner can help individuals and businesses plan carefully to reduce their tax burden.

Our tax planning services include:

  • Lowering your tax burden through deductions to gross income

  • Increasing tax deductions and tax credits

  • Adjusting investments to reduce taxable income

  • Organizing expenses to maximize itemized deductions

  • Lowering taxable income through retirement-plan contributions

  • Prepayment of taxes in certain instances to increase deductions. We can analyze, structure and implement numerous business formations, transactions, combinations, liquidations, and financing to deduce the tax burden.

  • We provide tax counsel on the appropriate form of:

  • Incorporating business entities

  • Corporation-shareholder transactions (including dividends and redemptions)

  • Employment and deferred compensatory arrangements (including stock options, severance plans and equity incentive arrangements)

  • Tax favorable alternatives for entity liquidation and dissolution

  • We also advise on the tax aspects of:

  • Taxable and tax-free reorganizations

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Corporate divisional transactions (including spin-offs and split-ups of corporate lines of businesses or assets)

  • Real estate transactions

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency workouts for financially-troubled businesses

  • Tax-oriented limited partnership or LLC offerings 

Mr. Meissner's practice charges reasonable fees, offers free initial consultation and weekend and night appointments. Offices are located in Phoenix and Tucson.


Call the Law Offices of Frederick W. Meissner today at 602-912-5808 (Phoenix) or 520-202-7458 (Tucson) to schedule a free consultation, or browse our website for more information


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Practice areas

  1. Tax: 80%
    36 years
  2. Wills: 10%
    36 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 10%
    36 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Nathan Carr

    I endorse this lawyer. Fred has a lot of experience in tax resolution work; this experience not only was gained while working for the IRS but in representing clients in front of the IRS after working for the IRS.


    Nathan Carr Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Domingos Ribas Santos Jr

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Fred for 3 years and have referred clients to him for income tax matters. He is diligent and competent in the income tax practice area and I will continue to recommend him to my clients.


    Domingos Santos Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Frederick W. Meissner, PLLC

1430 E. Missouri Ave.
Suite B-111
Phoenix, AZ, 85014

Law Offices of Frederick W. Meissner, PLLC

177 North Church Ave
Suite 1100
Tucson, AZ, 85701



AZAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice200407/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished FacultyLorman Education Services2013
Special Enrollment Examination Comm.United States Department of Treasury2003
Special Enrollment Advisory Comm.United States Department of Treasury2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ConsultantFred Meissner EA & Associates1989 - 2004
Revenue AgentIRS1979 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Arizona Tax Section Exec ConcilIRS Liaison2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arizona DOR Offer-In-CompromiseSettled
IRS Innocent SpouseSettled
AZ Sales Tax AuditSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Enrolled Agent MagazineIRC Secton 9100 Relief2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VITA Luke Air Force BaseVITA2014
AZSEA 2013 Fall UpdateSection 1411 High Income Investment ncome2013
Lorman SeminarWithholding Tax on Payments to Foreign Investors2012
Chapter Metting MeetingOIC Vs Bankrptcy2011
AZCEA Monthly MeetingOIC Vs Bankrptcy2010
AZ Soceity of Enrolled AgentsTax Court Practice2009
AFIT Summer SeminarThe Arizona Anti-Deficiency Statues and Related Tax Issues2009
AFITTax Consequences of Foreclosures2009
Chapter MeetingUS Tax Court Practice for Examination and Collections2008
CSEA Annual MeetingTax Update2005
Continuing Educaton in the ParkCurrent Tax Court Cases1997