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Tax Law

857 ABA Journal Tax Law articles.

Suit against Williams & Connolly partner seeks nearly $7M in unpaid taxes

A U.S. government lawsuit contends that a Williams & Connolly partner and another person in his household owe $6.985 million in unpaid taxes.

Weekly Briefs: Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case; ex-BigLaw partner can’t shield 401(k) cash

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Former Louisville, Kentucky, detective Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday for helping falsify an application for a…

DC Circuit rules against Trump on tax returns, says subjecting ex-president to laws is not ‘bug’ in system

A federal appeals court has ruled that a congressional committee can obtain tax returns for former President Donald Trump as part of its investigation into presidential audits.

Weekly Briefs: Embryos can be tax dependents; top state court upholds mail voting

Georgia allows embryos to be claimed as dependents

Embryos with a “detectable human heartbeat” can be claimed as dependents on state income tax returns in Georgia. The Georgia Department of…

New Orleans district attorney goes on trial over federal tax-fraud charges

Jury selection began Monday in the federal tax-fraud trial of Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams in New Orleans.

Indictment alleges tax lawyer kept $6.5M in client funds after claiming he used it to pay IRS debt

A lawyer in Oakland County, Michigan, has been charged with tax evasion for alleging wiring $6.5 million in client money to his Swiss bank account without paying taxes on the embezzled funds.

Tax concerns lead judges to hold on to Berkshire Hathaway stock despite ‘conflict nightmare,’ judiciary is told

A federal appeals judge is suggesting changes to deal with a “conflict nightmare”: judges with holdings in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Legal malpractice payouts reach ‘troubling new heights;’ 4 insurers contributed to claims above $300M, survey says

Legal malpractice insurers are reporting skyrocketing payouts of tens of millions of dollars, even as claims frequency remains relatively flat, according to a survey by insurance broker Ames & Gough.

Weekly Briefs: Judge lifts Trump sanction, for now; $997M settlement offered in condo collapse

Judge willing to accept $110K, cooperation to end Trump sanction

A trial-level judge in New York lifted a $10,000 daily civil contempt sanction against former President Donald Trump on…

Attorney who immigrated to the US now provides pro bono help to immigrants

Dahlia French has prioritized pro bono throughout her career. She helps immigrants who qualify for Temporary Protected Status and foreign nationals who need assistance with their taxes. She mentors other immigration attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association. And in the past year, she became one of the most active volunteers on ABA Federal Free Legal Answers.

Judge holds Trump in contempt, fines him $10K per day in fight over business documents

A state court judge in New York City has held former President Donald Trump in civil contempt and ordered him to pay $10,000 per day until he turns over subpoenaed documents or takes other steps to show that they don't exist.

‘Shameful’ insular cases should be overruled, Gorsuch says, as SCOTUS rules against Puerto Rico resident

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday that the United States doesn’t violate the equal protection clause by denying disability benefits to residents of Puerto Rico.

Luz Arévalo helps immigrant and low-income clients facing tax problems

Luz Arévalo has spent most of her career helping immigrants and members of other marginalized communities sort through issues with their taxes.

Former BigLaw lawyer who wrongly thought he could ‘power through’ depression gets suspension

A former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius lawyer has been suspended from law practice for failing to inform a tax client about an adverse decision, failing to file a timely appeal, failing to inform the client of a $183,620 tax lien, and signing a false affidavit about his conduct.

Weekly Briefs: Judge charged with tax fraud; man who got pig heart had criminal past

Judge allegedly failed to report marriage-fee income

New Orleans Second City Court Judge Ernestine “Teena” Anderson-Trahan has been charged with filing false tax returns. The indictment has alleged that Anderson-Trahan…

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