Ron is a Special Trial Attorney in the Large Business & International Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. His cases include the most significant and complex cases in the United States Tax Court. Ron's major trials include cases involving whether planned community developers may defer income under a long-term method of accounting under IRC section 460; an entity structure using Nevada corporations owned by traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs and controlled by one person lack economic substance for tax purposes; and transfers of cash and notes among and between closely-held S-Corporations, LLCs, trusts, and individual shareholders constitute loans, loan repayments, distributions, contributions, returns of tax basis, or income. Ron has also tried Tax Court cases involving civil penalties, such as fraud under IRC section 6663, and individual tax issues. Ron won National awards from the IRS Commissioner and the IRS Chief Counsel for his handling of tax shelter cases.
Office: 610-519-7043 or
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Spring and Fall: 9:00 AM – 8:15 PM
Summer: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM