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Derek William Kaczmarek

Tax Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Derek W. Kaczmarek

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  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 11 years
    Arizona - AZ 13 years
    Illinois - IL 20 years
    Indiana - IN 20 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Inactive In Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Tax
    75%
    Tax litigation areas include 831(b) captive insurance, alleged tax fraud and issues of first impression with a focus on litigation in the U.S. Tax Court.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    25%
    Tax fraud representation from audits to litigation as well as assisting criminal defense in criminal tax cases.

    20 years, 50 cases

I HELP PEOPLE WITH IRS PROBLEMS - COLLECTION, AUDIT, TAX COURT TRIALS AND OTHER FEDERAL TAX ISSUES.

My tax law career started in 2005 as a trial attorney with the IRS in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Ultimately, my IRS career took me to Phoenix, Arizona.  In 2012 I left the IRS and entered private practice.  During my post-IRS career, I rose to the practice group manager for tax litigation at an AmLaw 200 law firm.  In 2019, I opened my own law firm with another former IRS attorney, David Jojola.  

Over the years, my practice areas remainded consistent - tax litigation and controversy.  The biggest change?  Representing businesses, individuals, estates, and trusts rather than the IRS.  I handle numerous tax disputes, from pre-audit and audit to administrative appeals through litigation.

Photos and videos

NBC 12 News - 2015 Lawyers on Call

Location

Kaczmarek & Jojola PLLC
Kaczmarek & Jojola
1654 Village Center Circle
Suite 160
Las Vegas, NV, 89134
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kaczmarek & Jojola
  • 2019 - Present
  • Member
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Silver Law PLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Attorney
  • I.R.S. Office of Chief Counsel
  • 2005 - 2012
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Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2005
  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • J.D.
  • 2003
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • M.B.A.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Caylor Land & Development Inc., Et Al. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2021-30
  • Rule 155 decision.
  • Estate of Moore v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-40
  • Rule 155 Decision
  • Bruner v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2018-10
  • Win, no attorney fees from IRS.
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Associations

  • AZ Board of Legal Specialization - Tax Advisory Committee
  • Commission Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Western States Bar Association
  • Arizona Representative
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2017 - 2018
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section
  • Chief Budget Officer
  • 2015 - 2016
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Member at Large
  • 2012 - 2014
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Law Section
  • Tax Court Liaison
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • At Large Member
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Arizona Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Arizona Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer - Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Certified Specialist - Tax Law
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bronze Medal Litigation Award
  • SB/SE Office of Division Counsel, I.R.S.
  • 2011
  • Cube Award
  • I.R.S. Office of Chief Counsel
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • IRC 831(b) Update
  • 2021
  • Captive Insurance Companies Association 2019 International Conference
  • Commonly Accepted Insurance Practices: Small Captives' Practices Compared to Commercial Insurance
  • 2019
  • Delaware Captive Insurance Association 2018 Spring Forum
  • Captive Insurance and the U.S. Tax Court
  • 2018
  • Tennessee Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference
  • Avrahami v. Commissioner, Gazing into the Crystal Ball
  • 2017
  • Monthly CLE
  • Micro-Captive Insurance and the IRS
  • 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona CLE Program
  • Is Your LLC Ready for an IRS Audit Under the New Rules?
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Arizona CLE
  • IRS Innocent Spouse Relief: Navigating the Process
  • 2015
  • Tax Section
  • U.S. Tax Court Practice - an Update and Perspective
  • 2014
  • CPA Lunch & Learn
  • US Tax Court Procedure
  • 2014
  • Recent IRS Audit Developments
  • Form 1099-K and Global High Wealth Industry Group
  • 2013
  • I.R.S. Office of Appeals (Phoenix)
  • I.R.C. 7430 and Qualified Offers of Settlement
  • 2012
  • 2012 State Bar Annual Convention
  • Federal, State and Local Tax Law Update
  • 2012
  • 2012 State Bar Annual Convention
  • Tax Issues in a Down Economy
  • 2012
  • I.R.S. Basic Trial Advocacy School
  • Tax Litigation
  • 2011
  • I.R.S. Special Enforcement Program Agent Group Meeting
  • Developing Fraud Cases for Trial
  • 2010
  • West Virginia University's Advanced Fraud & Forensic Accounting Program
  • Advanced Fraud & Forensic Accounting
  • 2009
  • Who Stole My Child Tax Credit? Single Parents, Custodians and Child Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credit
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Derek
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is an excellent trial attorney. He has an extensive background in IRS trial cases. We have worked together and I highly recommend him."
Tax Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Mr. Kaczmarek when I was helping a taxpayer dispute a tax assessment and Mr. Kaczmarek worked for the IRS. In working on opposite sides, it soon became clear that Mr. Kaczmarek was extremely bright and capable, yet always remained professional in his dealing with me and the taxpayer. He was a great advocate when he represented the government and is now a great resource for taxpayers."
Tax Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Scottsdale Tax Lawyer Derek William Kaczmarek
Derek William Kaczmarek
Tax Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available