Education

  • J.D. University of Minnesota Law School 1995
    cum laude (concentration tax law)
  • B.A. Northwestern University 1992
    with Honors, Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Tax controversy practice

    St. Paul, Minnesota, 2005 – present

  • Caseload is tax controversy cases involving individuals and mid-size businesses
  • Tax Director, Daktronics, Inc., and subsidiaries (NASDAQ DAKT) 2007-2009

Internal Revenue Service – Office of Chief Counsel Senior Attorney

    St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999 – 2005

    • Litigated income tax deficiency cases before the U.S. Tax Court
    • Advised IRS personnel on all aspects of tax law
    • Authored several IRS published opinions on corporate, partnership tax law

    Admissions

    • Member of the Minnesota Bar since 1995
    • Member of the Wisconsin Bar since 2017
    • Member of the Minnesota Bar and Wisconsin Bar Association Tax Sections
    • Admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service
    • Admitted, United States Tax Court
    • Admitted, United States Court of Federal Claims
    • Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
    • Admitted, pro hac vice various United States District Courts
    • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit