Nancy B. Romano currently serves as the Acting Area Counsel for Area 2. Ms. Romano assists the Division Counsel in supervising over 50 attorneys and 8 paralegals situated in 6 states who provide legal services to the Small Business/Self-Employed Division, the Wage & Investment Division, and the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Area 2 SB/SE attorneys handle litigation in the United States Tax Court and provide services for all collection activity for all IRS Divisions. Area 2 uniquely supports the SB client by handling all excise tax refund cases. Additionally, Area 2 handles significant issues involving U.S. individuals and small business taxpayers residing abroad and nonresident aliens with US filing requirements.
Ms. Romano received a B.A. from Lehigh University in 1982. In 1985, she received a J.D. from New York Law School. In 1992, she received her LL. M. in Taxation from George Washington University
Ms. Romano first started as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney in the Manhattan District in 1985. She joined the Office of Chief Counsel in 1986 as an attorney in the Manhattan District Counsel Office. From 1987 thru 1991, Ms. Romano served as a trial attorney on the staff of the Associate Chief Counsel (Litigation). From 1991 thru 1995, Ms. Romano was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Field Service Division, Procedural Branch. From 1995 thru 1997, Ms. Romano served as a Senior Attorney Advisor with the Income Tax and Accounting Division. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Romano served as a Supervisory Senior Technician Reviewer with the Procedure and Administration Division. Ms. Romano served as the Deputy Area Counsel from 2000 to 2007. Ms. Romano is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Villanova University School of Law where she teaches the Tax Practice and Procedure course.
Ms. Romano is a member of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.