Bogus domestic and foreign tax strategies; abusive tax shelters
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Three reasons to choose Robert L.Sommers as your expert witness or advisor:
Communication Skills - Bob speaks and writes in clear English and uses easy to comprehend analogies and diagrams to illustrate his expert testimony.
Experience - Bob has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice as its expert witness in multiple high-profile tax cases with national implications The Senate Finance Committee selected Bob as its expert regarding Tax Scams on the Web.
Litigation Perspective - Bob has been practicing law for more than 30 years, 22 of which as a tax specialist. Bob understands the role of an expert witness in the trial process.
Bob provides expert tax advice and analysis (as an advisor or expert witness) involving suspicious or complex U.S. and foreign tax issues, schemes and transactions to --
Tax Authorities and Prosecutors analyzing tax fraud schemes, sham trusts (Pure Trust Organizations, Unincorporate Business Organizations and alike) and foreign and domestic asset protection trusts.
Plaintiffs or Defendants involved in litigation concerning bogus or abusive tax shelters (IRS listed transactions such as CARDS, Son of Boss, ESOP and S corporation tax shelters) and tax-shelter opinions.
Bankruptcy Trustees, Receivers, Spouses, Creditors, and their Attorneys, scrutinizing domestic or off-shore trusts, sham trusts, asset protection trusts and other schemes to hide assets or evade creditors.
Government and Private Investigators searching for hidden funds or assets.
Testified before the United States Senate Finance Committee (4/5/01) regarding sham trusts on the web.
Expert Tax Counsel to prominent State Gaming Commission - advised investigators and analyzed complex financial and tax transactions involving multiple countries and entities.
Served as an Expert Witness in several prominent Federal Criminal Cases involving sham trusts.
United States v Hanes, et al 04CR604-W ( August, 2007). Retained as an expert witness in tax and trust law (case is pending).
United States v Meredith, et al CR 02-372-DDP ( February, 2004). Testified as an expert in tax and trust law.
United States v. Ellis et al. 99-8145-CR (July, 2001). Testified as an expert in trust law.
United States v. Blakley et al. MO-98-CR-92 (October 1998). Testified as an expert in trust law.
United States v. Daniel Watlington et. al. No. 5:05-CR-4-1F3.
Retained as an expert in trust law - defendant pled guilty prior to trial.
U.S. v Miller No. ED CR 03-18(A). Retained as an expert in trust law - defendants pled guilty prior to trial.
Served as expert tax counsel in non-criminal fraudulent trust, asset protection and tax shelter cases.
Gerald & Ona Lindsey, et. al. No. 03-21652
Bankruptcy Case: Retained as an expert in trust law - the case settled prior to trial.
Cohen v Givner, et. al. Los Angeles Superior Court No. SC78765 Civil Tax Shelter Case - Son of Boss and ESOP with S corporation tax shelters: Retained as an expert advisor in tax law - case settled befor trial.
Reese Jones v Stars Holding, et. al. AAA No. 74Y1810029804 Civil Tax Shelter Case - CARDS tax shelter transaction - Retained as an expert advisor in tax law - case settled before trial..
Kenner et. al. v Commissioner of Internal Revenue U.S. Tax Court Nos. 961-05; 5048-05. Tax Shelter Case - Retained as an expert advisor by IRS with respect to asset protection issues - case settled prior to trial.
Made numerous seminar presentations on sham trusts and other illegal tax fraud schemes.
Author of the Tax Prophet, a bi-monthly tax column that appeared in the Business Section of the San Francisco Examiner for 5 years; More than 30 years experience as an attorney; Certified Tax Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; Post-graduate legal degree (LL.M) in Taxation, New York University.
Robert L. Sommers
Attorney at Law
90 New Montgomery St. 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
All contents copyright ? 2008 Robert L. Sommers, attorney-at-law. All rights reserved. This internet site provides information of a general nature for educational purposes only and is not intended to be legal or tax advice. This information has not been updated to reflect subsequent changes in the law, if any. Your particular facts and circumstances, and changes in the law, must be considered when applying U.S. tax law. You should always consult with a competent tax professional licensed in your state with respect to your particular situation. The Tax Prophet(TM) is a trademark of Robert L. Sommers.