Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Taxpayer Representation, Tax Litigation, and Tax Consulting. Our primary focus involves resolving tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Our work on behalf of taxpayers ranges from representing taxpayers in the courts including the United States Tax Court, United States District Court, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Courts, including the Minnesota Tax Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court. We have also represented taxpayers in administrative hearings before the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Of course, a court room trial is the last resort after all attempts to resolve a tax dispute through negotiation have failed. The vast majority of tax disputes can be resolved without resort to a court room trial. The attorney for this law firm is Mark A. Pridgeon. His qualifications and experience are set forth on the Attorney's page. To briefly summarize, he has practiced as an attorney for the Chief Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service, worked as a senior manager in two large accounting firms and represented taxpayers with tax difficulties since 1990. In 1992, Saree Olson joined the firm as a paralegal, legal secretary and office administrator. She has worked with clients on countless financial statements for Offers in Compromise, Installment Agreements, and also works with Mark on litigation and appeals.Read less
Speaker, Internal Revenue Service Collection Procedures, 1993
Speaker, Representing A Taxpayer During An IRS Audit, 1993
Speaker, 100% Payroll Tax Penalty: Who Can Be Held Responsible, MNCPA, 1995
Speaker, Internal Revenue Service Audit Developments, MNCPA Annual Tax Conference, 1995
Speaker, Internal Revenue Service Collection Procedures, MEGA Conference, May 30, 1996
Speaker, How to Handle a Case in Tax Court (Federal and State) Taxpayer's Attorney's Perspective, Minnesota Institute for Legal Education (MILE), 1996
Speaker, Internal Revenue Service Collection Procedures, Current Audits and One Hundred Percent Penalties by Mark Pridgeon and Saul Bernick, MNCPA Annual Tax Conference, 1996
Speaker, Handling A Criminal Investigation Division Investigation, Hennepin County Bar Association, November 8, 1999
Speaker, Ten Classic Court Cases With Lasting Impact, 1999
Speaker, Tax Law Changes, 1999
Speaker, Recent Developments in Federal Tax Controversies, Hennepin County Bar Association, September 11, 2000
Speaker, Representing Your Clients With Tax Controversies Before the Tax Authorities, MSBA's 60th Annual Tax Institute, November 14, 2000
Speaker, You Said Avoidance, I Say Evasion... Issues in Criminal Tax, MSBA's 61st Annual Tax Institute, November 12, 2001
Speaker, Recent Developments in Federal Tax Controversies, Hennepin County Bar Association, October 13, 2003
Speaker, Tax Developments, Jim Stanko, Honeywell, February 23, 1999
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