Knowledge, Experience, & Expertise
Jeffrey S. Freeman has personally represented and counseled hundreds of clients throughout the United States on tax matters. Jeff’s objective is to identify and handle complex tax matters efficiently, creatively and strategically, and provide his clients a complete resolution to their problems.
Jeff represents clients with a variety of backgrounds and professions in both the civil and criminal arena. He has successfully negotiated and resolved complex tax controversies for his clients before the IRS and in the Federal Court system, U.S. Tax Court, State Tax Courts, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Further, Jeff has skillfully handled offshore bank account disclosures (i.e., OVDP, Streamlined, Transitional and OVDP opt outs), complex international tax compliance issues for corporations and individuals, audits with various taxing authorities, the settlement of tax liabilities with the IRS (Offer in Compromise), negotiation of installment agreements, removal of tax liens and levies, sales tax and payroll trust fund tax assessments, innocent spouse relief claims and the removal of penalties and interest for his clients.
Jeff holds a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and Juris Doctor (J.D.), Cum Laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, with honor, from Michigan State University where he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. Further, he is a member of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association and Michigan Bar Association, where he served as a past chair of the Tax Practice and Procedure Committee. In addition to the state courts in Michigan, Jeff is admitted to practice before the United States Federal Court, United States Court of Appeals and in the United States Tax Court.
With national recognition for his work and commentary, Jeff has appeared on the Frank Beckman Show, Fox News, and has been quoted in Newsweek, The Motley Fool, Business Week, the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Crain’s Business, and Detroit Business. Over the years, he has authored numerous articles for various professional journals.
He has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Detroit’s dbusiness magazine; publishes frequently on tax topics; and was recently the keynote speaker about the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China among his many public speaking engagements.