Our law firm provides tax advice, planning and representation for individuals and businesses at the federal, state and local levels.

Richard Q. Lewis III has significant experience in tax litigation and controversy, state and local taxation and tax planning for individuals, small businesses, tax-exempt organizations and international companies. He has guided numerous individuals through the audit and examination process with multiple taxing authorities, including negotiating offers in compromise, installment agreements and voluntary disclosure agreements. As Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Richard represented the District in hundreds of litigation cases involving the assessment and collection of ad valorem and sales taxes.  Richard was also an integral drafter of tax legislation for the District of Columbia designed to promote growth in blighted areas.

AREA OF PRACTICE
  • Structuring and planning of taxable and non-taxable business transactions reorganizations, acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Tax planning for individuals, businesses and tax-exempt entities.
  • Choice of tax classification advice.
  • Representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Revenue.
  • Taxpayer advocacy in the U.S. Tax Court and federal court system.
  • Business Succession Tax Planning
  • State and local tax controversies over assessment of sales and use taxes, employment taxes, property taxes, commercial activity and gross receipts.
  • 1031 Like Kind Exchanges
  • Cross Border Transactions and Transfer Pricing
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As Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Richard represented the District in hundreds of litigation cases