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Magda Abdo-Gomez

Magda Abdo-Gomez

Tax and Bankruptcy Lawyer, formerly with the IRS. Over 35 years of experience.
  • Tax Law, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning...
  • Florida
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EDUCATION: -Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) with majors in French and Mathematics; University of Miami. -Juris Doctor (Law), University of Florida -Master of Laws (Tax), University of Florida WORK EXPERIENCE: -Magda Abdo-Gomez, lawyer -TAX LAWYER: As a former IRS attorney with over 33 years of experience providing legal help to taxpayers before the IRS I focus on providing all manner of tax relief including: -IRS payment plan -Tax lien matters -Levies and wage garnishment -IRS audits -Tax Court litigation -BANKRUPTCY LAWYER: With over 30 years of experience and as a professor of bankruptcy, I can assist clients in obtaining debt relief through bankruptcy (Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy). I also assist creditors affected by the filing of a bankruptcy. -ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE: I help clients to plan their estate so as to minimize the effect of probate and to ease end of life issues for family members. Assuring that all necessary documents are in place. -Will, Last Will and Testament -Power of Attorney -Living Will -Health Care Directive ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW: St. Thomas University teaching Bankruptcy, and Law Office Management and faculty liaison of the Bankruptcy Clinic. Taught Debtor Creditor Rights for 10 years. FORMER IRS ATTORNEY AND SPECIAL ASSISTANT US ATTORNEY: Handling all tax matters for the IRS, including Tax Court trial work and representation before the US Bankruptcy Court. FORMER COMMISSIONER MIAMI DADE COUNTY COMMISSION OF ETHICS AND PUBLIC TRUST Member of: -Florida Bar -American Bar Association -Bankruptcy Bar Southern District of Florida -Coral Gables Bar Association -South Miami Kendall Bar Association -Florida Lawyers Network LICENSES: -All courts of Florida -US Tax Court -Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida -Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

Practice Areas
  • Tax Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 15 minute phone consultation for bankruptcy matters.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
St. Thomas University School of Law
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Teach bankruptcy law and law office management, head the bankruptcy clinic. Taught debtor-creditor rights and legal accounting.
Attorney
Magda Abdo-Gomez, Lawyer
- Current
Attorney
Mendez, Rothbard & Molieri (f/k/a Klein, Mendez & Rothbard)
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Special Assistant US Attorney
US Deparment of Justice
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Represented IRS in Bankruptcy Court
Attorney
US Department of the Treasury, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
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Education
University of Miami
B.A. | Mathematics and French
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, President's Honor Roll, Dean's List, Delta Theta Mu Honor Society, Pi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi Honor Society
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University of Florida
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean's List
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University of Florida
LL.M. | Taxation
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Awards
Pro Bono Honor Roll
US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Pro Bono Honor Roll
US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Pro Bono Honor Roll
US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Pro Bono Honor Roll
US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Pro Bono Honor Roll
US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
Volunteer of the Year
UF Alumni Association, Miami Chapter
Pro Bono Honor Roll
US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
Power Woman of the Year
Miami Sun Post
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys # 557370
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Hispanic National Bar Association
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South Miami Kendall Bar Association
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Coral Gables Bar Association
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Florida Lawyers Network
Membership Director
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Bankruptcy Bar Southern District of Florida
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Activities: CARE Committee
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Florida State Bar # 352810
Member
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Activities: Senior Lawyer Committee 2017-2018
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South Miami Kendall Bar Association
Director
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Florida Association of Women Lawyers
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MIami Dade County Commissoin of Ethics and Public Trust
Commissioner
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Claiming a Home Office Deduction
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS Warns of Latest Scam
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Planning for Natural Disasters
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS Releases Draft of new form W-4
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Tax Considerations when Selling your Home
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Tips for Protecting Yourself when Making Charitable Contributions
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Tax Filing Deadline is Approaching Beware of Penalites
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Will the IRS come to my home or Business
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS Will Waive Estimated Tax Penalty for Certain Taxpayers
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Effect of Government Shutdown on Tax Filing and Tax Refunds
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS Warns Employers of Scams Involving W-2s, Direct Deposits and Transfers
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
The New IRS Form 1040
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
End of Year Tax Planning Tips
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS Issues Guidance on Meal and Entertainment Expenses
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
What are your Rights as a Taxpayer?
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Tips for Amending a Tax Return
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Will you be Filing Your 2019 Return on a Postcard?
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Hurricane Season is Here Beware Storms and Scams
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
New IRS Alert A Twist on an Old Scam
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
What you need to know about tax withholding under the new tax act
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Overview of the Qualified Business Income Deduction
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Navigating the New Deduction for Qualified Business Income
Tax Notes
Itemized Deductions Under the New Tax Act
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Entertain Expenses Deduction Under New Tax Act
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
The New Tax Law
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Year End Tax Planning
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Ten Tips for Dealing with an IRS Audit
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Red Flags that may Trigger an IRS Audit
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Important News from the IRS Regarding Hurricane Irma
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Will the IRS Audit Me?
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS Summertime Scams
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Tax Tips for Hurricane Season
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
How Long Should I Keep Tax Records?
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Will Tax Laws Affect your Travel Plans?
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Home Mortgage Interest is Deductible, or Maybe Not
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRAs vs Roth IRAs: A Primer
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Beware of Expiring Tax Provisions Mortgage Loan Forgiveness
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Make the Right Moves: End of Year Tax Tips
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Effect of Trump's Tax Plan on You
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
IRS to Implement New Program
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Time Barred Claims in Bankruptcy and the FDCPA
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Disaster Planning
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
Protect Your Wallet Beware of IRS Scam
Magda Abdo-Gomez Newsletter
The Life of a Money Judgment in Florida Is Limited—For Only Some Purposes
Florida Bar
Speaking Engagements
Tax and Bankruptcy Issues, Ante Usted, Miami, Florida
WLRN (PBS Station)
Effect of Bankruptcy on Debts Owed to the IRS, Monthly meeting, Miami, Florida
Florida Institute of CPAs-South Dade Chapter
Overview of Bankruptcy Procedure, Live CLE webinar, Miami, Florida
My Law CLE
Recent Tax Changes Affecting Small Businesses, Lunch and Learn, Miami, Florida
Vasques de Lara Law Group
Ethical Considerations of Misdirected Documents, FLN Monthly Meeting, Coral Gables, Florida
FLN
Effect of Trump Tax Plan, Nightly News, Miami, Florida
Telemundo
Cloud Computing for Lawyers, FLN Day, Davie, Florida
Florida Lawyers Network
27th Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, Miami, Florida
Bankruptcy Bar Association for Southern District of Florida and University of Miami School of Law
Tax liabilities in bankrutpcy
IRS: Myths and Facts, Coral Gables, Florida
Florida Lawyers Network
The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, Coral Gables, Florida
Florida Lawyers Network
Effect of Bankruptcy on Debts Owed to IRS, Miami Gardens, Florida
St. Thomas School of Law
Be Extra Careful When Hiring a Tax Preparer, South Florida
NBC Investigations
News report broadcast throughout South Florida
Alerta: Fraude en Devolucion de Impuestos, South Florida
Telemundo Investigations
News report aired throughout South Florida
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
By appointment only
14850 S.W. 26 Street
Suite 112
Miami, FL 33185
USA
Telephone: (305) 559-7478