Igor S. Drabkin is a Certified Tax Specialist and a principal of Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, A Professional Law Corporation. Igor devotes his skills and experience to representation of clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities, both administratively and in court. He litigates cases in all federal and state courts, including U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In addition, Igor represents clients in tax audits, fraud and criminal investigations, appeal, and collection matters. He is also experienced in bankruptcy tax issues.
As a Senior Trial Attorney for the IRS, Igor litigated many complex tax cases, including those which involved unreported income and fraud issues. In addition, he served as an area coordinator and advisor to IRS Fraud Referral Specialists, being responsible for selection and development of tax fraud cases, and establishing sufficient proof for penalties and potential criminal prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Igor represented the government in bankruptcy cases which involved tax issues. Igor’s experience is invaluable in dealing with all tax collection issues, including bankruptcy as well as offers in compromise, installment agreements, and negotiation of release of liens and levies. Igor is an Adjunct Professor for the Golden Gate University’s Graduate School of Taxation, teaching courses in Advanced Federal Income Taxation and Tax Research & Procedure.
Igor received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law. While in law school, Igor served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Igor received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the California State University, Northridge. Igor is fluent in Russian.