Eric L. Green


Eric L Green700 State Street, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511

New Haven: (203) 285-8545
Stamford: (203) 428-4907
West Hartford: (860) 967-0427

egreen@gs-lawfirm.com

The focus of Attorney Eric L. Green’s practice is taxpayer representation before the IRS, Department of Justice Tax Division, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and Massachusetts Department of Revenue as well as handling probate matters, estate planning for individuals and business owners and tax planning for closely held businesses. He is a frequent lecturer on tax topics, including estate planning, and handling tax audits and tax controversies. Eric is the creator, author and lecturer for CCH’s Certificate Program in IRS Representation, which trains other professionals to handle IRS matters on behalf of clients.  The course is available at CCH here.  Mr. Green has also been quoted in USA Today, CreditCard.com, Consumer Reports Financial News, and has been published in The National Underwriter, and Connecticut CPA Magazine, and he is an advisor and columnist for CCH’s Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure.

Attorney Green has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law where he taught law students to handle taxpayer representation matters in the low income taxpayer clinic.

Attorney Green is also a Certified Internal Auditor, and prior to practicing law, served as a senior tax consultant for national and international accounting firms, including KPMG and Deloitte & Touche.

Attorney Green’s commitment to professional excellence is demonstrated by his involvement in numerous professional organizations. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Closely Held Businesses Committee, and has served as the chairman of the subcommittees on Business Succession Planning and Estate Planning. Attorney Green is the current Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Tax Section and is a Member of its Estate & Probate Section.

Attorney Green is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts and is a member of the United States Tax Court Bar. Attorney Green is also a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Bar Associations, as well as the American Bar Association. Attorney Green received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting with a minor in International Business from Hofstra University and is an honors graduate from New England School of Law. He earned a Masters of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Email Attorney Green: egreen@gs-lawfirm.com

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CCH IRS REPRESENTATION COURSE

Eric is the author and lecturer for CCH’s 30 Hour Certificate course in IRS Representation.  The course covers the basics of handling an IRS Exam through Collection, Tax Litigation, Bankruptcy and Criminal Tax Issues.  The course can be purchased from CCH here.

Lectures

  • The New England IRS Representation Conference, Foxwoods Hotel & casino, November 21, 2014: Opening Remarks on the State of Representation
  • The New England IRS Representation Conference, Foxwoods Hotel & casino, November 21, 2014: IRS Collections Part I
  • The New England IRS Representation Conference, Foxwoods Hotel & casino, November 21, 2014: Adventures in IRS Representation: The Good, The Bad, and My Client Didn’t Seriously Just Do That! 
  • The New England IRS Representation Conference, Foxwoods Hotel & casino, November 21, 2014: Handling an IRS exam When There are Indications of Fraud
  • CCH 2014 Users Conference, October 26-29, 2013 – Offers-in-Compromise
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, October 25, 2014 – IRS Bank Secrecy Act Enforcement
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, October 25, 2014 – Payroll Tax Train Wreck: A Case Study
  • NBI, October 20, 2014, Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
  • National Association of Tax Professionals Webinar, October 21/22, 2014 – Assisting Clients with Innocent Spouse and Injured Spouse Claims
  • National Association of Tax Professionals Webinar, October 8/9, 2014 – Making Your Client More Appealing: Preparing Your Taxpayer’s Case for Appeals
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, October 3, 2014 - Resolving Tax Issues with IRS Exam & Appeals
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, September 11, 2014 - IRS Tax Liens & Levies
  • National Association of Tax Professionals Webinar, August 26/27, 2014 – Resolving Your Client’s Payroll Tax Nightmare
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarAugust 19, 2014 - Resolving payroll Tax Issues
  • CCH, a Wilters Kluwer Busness National Webinar, July 21, 2014- Update on the IRS Changes to the Offshore Program
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, July 11, 2014- IRS Penalties & Abatement Strategies
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, June 10, 2014- Resolving Outstanding Tax Debts
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, May 29, 2014- FBAR & FATCA
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarMay 13, 2014- Dealing with the IRS Collection Division
  • American Bar Association, May 9, 2014, Implementing a Bank Secrecy Act Program
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarApril 25, 2014- IRS Penalties & Abatement Strategies
  • American Bar Association National Webinar, April 23, 2014, Civil & Criminal Tax Aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarFebruary 3, 2014 – FBAR & FATCA
  • American Bar AssociationJanuary 24, 2014 – Collection issues Surrounding the Bank Secrecy Act Under Title 26 and Title 31
  • American Bar Association, January 24, 2014 - The Civil Aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act and its Impact on Closely Held Businesses
  • American Society of Tax Problem SolversJanuary 8, 2014 – Payroll Train Wreck, A Case Study
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarDecember 17, 2013 – FBAR & FATCA
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarDecember 5, 2013 – Dealing with the IRS Collection Division
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, Scheduled for December 4, 2013 – It Aint Over ‘Til It’s Over – Challenging an Assessed Tax
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, November 6, 2013 – Representing Taxpayers in IRS Exams and at Appeals
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, October 31, 2013 – FBAR & FATCA
  • CCH 2013 Users Conference, October 27-30, 2013 – It Isn’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: Challenging the Tax Liability After It Has Been Assessed
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, October 26, 2013 – Handling a Civil IRS Exam with Indications of Fraud & Criminal Tax Investigations
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, October 8, 2013 – The Bank Secrecy Act 
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, September 17, 2013 – Resolving Outstanding Tax Debts
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Practice Institute, August 6, 2013 – Advanced Criminal Tax Issues
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Practice Institute, August 6, 2013 – Taxpayer Train Wreck: A Collection Case Study
  • National Association of Tax Professionals, July 8-11, 2013 – Dealing with the IRS Collection Division
  • National Association of Tax Professionals, July 8-11, 2013 – Handling an IRS Exam When Their are Indications of Fraud
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarJune 7, 2013 – Tax Issues of Divorce & Innocent Spouse
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarMay 28, 2013 – Hobby Losses: Exam, Appeals & Litigation
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarMay 21, 2013 – Ending the Payroll Tax Nightmare
  • American Society of Tax Problem SolversMay 17, 2013 – Hobby Losses: Exam through Litigation
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, May 2, 2013 – Dealing with the IRS Collection Division
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, April 23, 2013 – IRS Tax penalties & Abatement Strategies
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, April 19, 2013 – IRS Liens & Levies
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, April 9, 2013Handling Civil IRS Exams when there are Indications of Fraud
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, March 28, 2013 – Resolving Tax Issues Through Litigation
  • Connecticut Bar Association, March 15, 2013 - Dealing with a Decedent’s Tax Fraud
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, March 6, 2013 – COD & Bankruptcy Tax Issues
  • American Bar Association, January 25, 2013 – Tales From the Crypt: Dealing with a Decedent’s Tax Fraud
  • American Bar Association, January 25, 2013 – IRS Collection & Bankruptcy Alternatives
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, December, 20, 2012 – It Isn’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: Challenging the Tax Liability After It Has Been Assessed
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, December 5, 2012 – Payroll Tax Issues: A Case Study
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, November 27, 2012 – Criminal Tax Issues for Tax Practitioners
  • The 2012 University Of Connecticut Income Tax School, November 13, 2012 – What’s New in Federal Income Taxes?
  • CCH 2012 Users Conference, November 4-7th, 2012, Dealing with the IRS Collection Division
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, October, 31, 2012 – The IRS Collection Process
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, October, 18, 2012 – Eggshell Audits: Handling IRS Examinations When There are Criminal Tax Issues
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, October, 4, 2012 – Ending The Payroll Tax Nightmare
  • Connecticut Society of CPAs, August 24, 2012 and September 19, 2012  – Eggshell Audits: Handling IRS Examinations of Closely Held Businesses When There are Criminal Tax Issues
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Practice Institute, August 6, 2012 – Advanced Criminal Tax Issues
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Practice Institute, August 6, 2012 – Civil & Criminal Tax Representation: Everything You’ve Missed in the Last 12 Months!
  • American Bar Association National Teleconference, July 12, 2012 – Eggshell Audits: Handling IRS Examinations of Closely Held Businesses When There are Criminal Tax Issues
  • Connecticut Bar Association, June 11, 2012 – Tax 101 for the General Practitioner: A Tax Guide to Everyday Transactions
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, May 16, 2012 – Dealing with the IRS Collection Division 
  • American Bar Association, May 11, 2012 – Eggshell Audits: Handling IRS Examinations of Closely Held Businesses When There are Criminal Tax Issues
  • Connecticut Bar Association, March 21, 2012 – IRS & Connecticut DRS Tax Procedure
  • American Bar Association,February 17, 2012 – When Estate Planning Goes Awry
  • Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents, January 19, 2012 – Representing Taxpayers Before the IRS Collection Division
  • The 2011 University Of Connecticut Income Tax School, November 15, 2011 – What’s New in Federal Income Taxes?
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, November 9, 2011 – Advanced Criminal Tax Issues for Tax Practitioners
  • American Bar Association, October 21, 2011 – Use of Additional Federal Gift & Estate Tax Exemption in Business Succession Planning
  • Federal Tax Institute of New England, September 23, 2011 – Resolving Collection of Federal Tax Liabilities
  • Federal Tax Institute of New England, September 23, 2011 – Representing Clients in Criminal IRS Investigations
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Practice Institute, August 9, 2011 – Advanced Criminal Tax Issues
  • Connecticut Bar Association, June 23, 2011 – 2011 IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and Recent Prosecutions
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, May 24, 2011 – Dealing with the IRS Collection Division: A Practical Review if IRS Collection Procedures and Opportunities to Help Your Clients
  • American Bar Association, May 7, 2011 – Payroll Taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty: From Assessment Through Litigation
  • Connecticut Bar Association, March 30, 2011 – Tax Issues in a Declining Economy
  • American Bar Association, January 21, 2011 – IRS Lien Basics: A review of the Federal Tax Lien and its Impact on IRS Collection
  • American Bar Association, January 21, 2011 – Giving Away the Store: A Primer on Business Succession Planning and Post-Mortem Financing of Tax Liabilities of Estates Holding Closely Held Business Interests.
  • Connecticut State Society of Certified Fraud Examiners, January 11, 2011 – Federal and Connecticut Criminal Tax Update
  • Connecticut State Society of Enrolled Agents, January 8, 2011– Tax Considerations in a Declining Economy
  • Connecticut Bar Association, December 16, 2010 – Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, November 2010 – Resolution of Sales Tax Issues in Connecticut
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, November 2010 – IRS Collection, Innocent Spouse and Criminal Tax Update
  • American Bar Association, September, 2010 – Practical Issues in Shutting Down a Closely Held Business
  • Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants, August 2010 – Tax Considerations in a Declining Economy
  • Connecticut Bar Association, June, 2010 – Tax Considerations in the Purchase & Sale of a Business
  • Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants, April 2010 – IRS and DRS: Strategies for the Tax Practitioner
  • Connecticut Bar Association, January, 2010 – Controversies & Litigation Before the IRS
  • Connecticut Bar Association, December 2009 – Tax Considerations in Choice of Entity
  • American Bar Association Tax Section Conference in Chicago, IL, September, 2009 – Income Tax Issues in Forming and Liquidating Partnerships
  • Connecticut Society of Enrolled Agents, July 2009 – Dealing with the IRS and DRS: Strategies for the Tax Practitioner
  • American Bar Association Tax Section Conference in Washington, DC, May, 2009 – The Congressional reaction to the current economic crisis and a review of IRS guidance and its impact on compliance
  • Connecticut Bar Association, November 2008 – Tax Issues in a Declining Economy
  • Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting, June, 2008 – Connecticut State Taxes for the Non-Tax Practitioner
  • American Bar Association Tax Section Conference in Washington, DC, May, 2008 – Recent Developments and Overlooked Strategies for Dealing with IRS Collection Matters
  • American Bar Association Tax Section Conference in Las Vegas, NV, January 2008 – Choice of Entity Considerations for Closely Held Businesses
  • American Bar Association Tax Section Conference in San Francisco, CA, September 2005 – The Gift and Estate Tax Implications in the Breakup of a Family Business

Books

  • Contributing Author, Advocating for Low Income Taxpayers: A Clinical Studies Casebook, Vandeplas Publishing, 3rd Edition, January 2011

Articles & Press

  • Considering Collection Alternatives?  Don’t Forget About Bankruptcy!, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, April-May 2014
  • The Gathering Storm: IRS Enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, Dec 2013-Jan 2014
  • Why the 2012 IRS Fresh Start Initiative is Just That – A Start, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, April-May 2013
  • Advanced Criminal Tax Issues Part 3: Day of Reckoning, EA JournalVol. 30, No. 7, November-December 2012
  • Advanced Criminal Tax Issues Part 2: The Tax Man Cometh, EA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 6, September-October 2012
  • The Eggshell Audit Part 1: A Primer, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, June-July 2012
  • Advanced Criminal Tax Issues Part 1: Handling Civil IRS Examinations When There Are Indications of Fraud, EA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, July-August 2012
  • Quoted in CREDITCARD.COM – Reward Point “Gifts” are Taxable, Says The IRS – January 31, 2012
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Business Record Keeping Requirements, Punts on Issue of Illegal Jeopardy Assessment, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 52, Issue 5, Sept/Oct 2011
  • Using Code Section 7430 to Obtain Fees and Resolve Your Taxpayer’s Case, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, June-July, 2011
  • Eggshell Audits: What Accountants Need to Know, Sumnews – the Magazine of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accounts, Inc., Volume 22, Number 3, Summer 2011
  • Department of Revenue Collection Procedures: Why Hard Economic Times Call for New Approaches, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 52, Issue 3, May/June 2011
  • Quoted in CREDITCARD.COM1099-C Surprise: IRS Tax Follows Cancelled Debt – January 14, 2011
  • Making the IRS a Qualified Offer it Can’t Refuse: Using Qualified Offers to Help Settle Tax Cases and Obtain Reimbursement of Costs, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, April-May, 2010
  • Tax Compliance, Economic Hardship and the IRS Levy: The Recent Tax Court Decision in Vinatieri v. Commissioner Changes the Impact of Tax Compliance on Hardship Cases, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 51, Issue 2, March/April 2010
  • Sentencing in Federal Tax Crimes: a String of Recent Supreme Court Cases Sharply Reduces the Impact of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 50, Issue 6, November/December 2009
  • Recent Tax Court Innocent Spouse Rulings Under §6015(f) Have Made §6015(b) and (c) Superfluous, The Journal of Practice & Procedure, CCH Publishing, August-September 2009
  • Recent Connecticut Case Raises the Bar for Small Business Recordkeeping Requirements, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 50, Issue 3, May/June 2009
  • IRS Announces new Voluntary Disclosure Deal for Offshore Account Holders – September 23, 2009 Deadline, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 50, Issue 3, May/June 2009
  • An Overview of the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty and Other Third Party Liability, Connecticut CPA Magazine, January 2009
  • IRS Collection Policies and Procedures: A Practitioner Update on New and Overlooked IRS Collection Ideas, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 49, Issue 5, September/October 2008
  • Quoted in Consumer Reports: Money AdvisorA Letter From the IRS?  No Need To Panic – Here Is How to Respond!, June 2008 Edition
  • Tax Fraud: Pitfalls Representing Clients Before the IRS, Connecticut CPA Magazine, Vol. 49, Issue 2, March/April 2008
  • Estate Planning, Insurance, and the Non Citizen Spouse, National Underwriter, February 2008
  • Quoted in USA TODAYGiving While Living, August 24, 2007
  • Quoted in USA TODAYDeath’s Certain.  Taxes, Avoidable!, August 24, 2007