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Federal, State, & Local Tax Dispute Services

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Walter Haverfield attorneys provide experienced counsel to help our clients achieve their business objectives while minimizing their tax liabilities. Our in-depth knowledge of tax law allows us to provide well-rounded and effective representation. We are known for resolving tax disputes with federal, state, local, and foreign tax authorities. It’s simple: We are as passionate and dedicated to the success of your business as you are.

Practice Group Leader

Ralph E. Cascarilla, Managing Partner

Ralph represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of governmental white-collar criminal investigations, including environmental, health care, securities fraud, antitrust, tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal elections and government procurement matters.

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Our Federal, State, & Local Tax Dispute Insight

A tax controversy may involve a business (whether for-profit or nonprofit), trust, estate, or individual, and can result from any form of taxation, including income tax, estate, and gift tax, state sales and use tax, and local property tax. In general, tax disputes are separated into civil and criminal matters.

Our tax attorneys have a thorough understanding of IRS (Internal Revenue Service) procedures, working knowledge of substantive tax areas, and the skills to advocate a position before the IRS or, if necessary, in court. We negotiate favorable resolutions at all levels within the IRS and successfully represent clients in litigation before federal district courts and the U.S. Tax Court. It is our relationships with the IRS, state department of revenue auditors, appeals officers, and counsel, combined with our full-service capabilities, that allow us to obtain the best possible results for our clients in the most efficient fashion.

Recognition

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland): Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland): Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Insurance
2021 RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland): Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Trusts & Estates