Understanding IRS Criminal Investigations - Baltimore, MD

Jun 05, 2012 06:00pm -
Jun 05, 2012 08:00pm

Event Description


Understanding IRS Criminal Investigations



Presented by: 

Brian J. Crepeau and Caroline D. Ciraolo

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP


Special Thanks to
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP
for Sponsoring this event  


Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP's
 nationally recognized Tax Controversy practice represents individuals, estates and businesses in all phases of federal and state tax controversies and litigation, and defends clients investigated for and charged with criminal tax offenses.  Our attorneys practice before all divisions of the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Tax Court, and federal district and appellate courts.  We regularly appear before the Comptroller of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, the D.C. Office of Tax & Revenue, the Maryland Tax Court, and Maryland circuit and appellate courts.  The attorneys in the Tax Controversy practice group hold advanced degrees in tax law and include certified public accountants and certified fraud specialists.  Our team has been recognized in Chambers USA (Tax Fraud-National), Best Lawyers (Litigation & Controversy - Tax), SuperLawyers (including Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland and Top 50 Female Attorneys in Maryland), CEO Legal Elite, and Five Star Wealth Professionals.  Our depth of expertise and experience, coupled with our commitment to identifying and resolving client issues, enable us to effectively advise on sophisticated, substantive tax issues, while navigating the client through complex tax controversy procedures and criminal tax investigations.


Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP offers a full range of sophisticated legal services in tax controversies, business and real estate transactions, commercial lending, business litigation, land use, white collar and other criminal defense, bankruptcy, and tax and estate planning. Now in our 25th year, the attorneys at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg continue to help Maryland business succeed with a unique mix of experience, innovation and initiative. The firm is constantly evolving to meet the challenges of today's changing business environment.  The firm employs cutting-edge technology and highly efficient management systems to fashion creative solutions to complex legal problems.  Our principal resource, however, is the talent, experience, and in-depth knowledge of every Rosenberg Martin Greenberg lawyer.






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Fairfax, Virginia 22030
p: (703) 352-8064
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Program Details

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided) 


Location: Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

                25 South Charles Street, 21st Floor

 Baltimore, MD 21201-3305


Education: 1 CPE/*CLE credit (*Virginia - Pending approval)


Cost: FREE


Presentation Topics

  • Eggshell audits including privilege issues
  • Referral of Criminal Cases
  • An overview of the Criminal Investigation Process
  • Frequently charged Tax Crimes and Defenses


About the Speakers

Brian J. Crepeau                

Brian J. Crepeau concentrates on federal and state tax controversy and litigation matters for individual and corporate taxpayers. He represents clients in all phases of administrative disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and Comptroller of Maryland, and litigates tax cases before the United States Tax Court.  


Mr. Crepeau represents corporations in complex audits, and provides tax planning advice on a wide range of issues. His controversy and litigation expertise and experience extends to all areas of federal income taxation as well as state and local tax matters. As Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner he is particularly skilled in cases involving accounting practice and procedures and fraud. 


Before graduating from law school, Mr. Crepeau worked for a regional public accounting firm, PG&E Corporation and a global consulting firm. In this capacity he has advised private and public companies across multiple industries on SEC and financial reporting, taxation matters and Sarbanes-Oxley issues. 


Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Crepeau practiced in Annapolis, Maryland and acted as a consultant to international law firms on accounting fraud, SEC investigations, revenue recognition issues, fraudulent business mergers and acquisitions, and tax fraud and evasion.


Caroline D. Ciraolo  

Caroline D. Ciraolo defends individuals and businesses in federal and state civil tax controversies, civil tax litigation, and criminal tax investigations and prosecutions.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the Criminal Justice Act attorney panel for appeals pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a vice-chair of the ABA Section of Taxation's Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee ("CCTP"), former subcommittee chair of CCTP's Important Developments - Criminal (2004-2008), and former chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Taxation Section (2008-2009).  She has been recognized by Chamber USA (Nationwide: Tax Fraud), Best Lawyers in America (Lawyer of the Year (2012), Litigation and Controversy - Tax (Baltimore)), and Maryland SuperLawyers (Top 100 MD Attorneys, Top 50 MD Women Attorneys).  She is the author of "Criminal Tax Cases: A Primer," a chapter in the recently published, Inside the Minds: Strategies for Criminal Tax Cases (Aspatore (2011)); "Last Known Address," a chapter in the recently published, Effectively Representing your Client before the Internal Revenue Service, 5th Edition (ABA Section of Taxation (2011)); "FinCEN Issues Final FBAR Regulations," JTP&P (April-May, 2011); and "The Morning After - What You Need to Know FBAR and International Information Returns Including Defending Against and Litigating the Penalties," CCH's Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure ("JTP&P") (October-November, 2009).  She served as an editor for A Practitioner's Guide to Innocent Spouse Relief: Proven Strategies for Winning Section 6015 Tax Cases, by Robert B. Nadler (ABA Section of Taxation (2011)), and frequently speaks and writes on the issues of civil tax controversies and criminal tax defense.  She is also a 2010 recipient of the ABA Section of Taxation Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award, and 2008 Educator of the Year awarded by Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. 





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Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Mar 31, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Apr 01, 2012 and ends on Jun 04, 2012.
Late registration starts on Jun 05, 2012.