Steven Anderson has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest, preeminent, rating in legal ability and ethical standards, named in Lawyers Of Distinction, listed in Marquis Who’s Who, annually named by 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Denver and named among the Best Lawyers In America.
Mr. Anderson has represented and consulted thousands of individuals, corporations and estates with civil and criminal tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, state and local taxing authorities, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals and even a leading case in the United States Supreme Court. He served as lead counsel in some of the highest profile tax cases out of Colorado, and elsewhere, including a criminal tax case which the Department of Justice identified as one of the largest tax evasion case in the history of Colorado, a seminal case won in the United States Supreme Court, a precedent setting gift tax case in the United States Tax Court, and a defining Colorado Sales & Use tax case.
He has also represented hundreds of Certified Public Accountants and CPA firms in all facets of their profession, including defending malpractice claims, defending complaints filed with state boards of accountancy, defending complaints filed with the AICPA, defending complaints lodged with the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility, defending return-preparer-penalties asserted by the IRS, and defending accountants facing criminal tax charges. Mr. Anderson has also represented and consulted accounting firms and their owners in the context of firm break ups and formations. Mr. Anderson has also served as an expert witness in tax and accounting malpractice cases.