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.

Eric is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an organization in which membership is an honor reserved for those at the top of their chosen profession. The College’s members, called “Fellows,” are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and professional achievements and for their dedication to improving the practice of tax law. Fellows must be nominated by their peers for this honor. Self-nomination is not permitted. Each nominee must satisfy the established criteria and pass a rigorous screening process before he or she becomes a Fellow.

Attorney Green is admitted to practice in New York, 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.

Sample of Recent Lectures

  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarJuly 14, 2015 – Building Your Client’s Case for Penalty Abatement from the IRS
  • NYU Tax Controversy Forum, June 5, 2015 – Filing Sensitive Tax and Information Returns: Legal Issues and Strategic Considerations
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarJune 3, 2015 – Foreign Bank Account Enforcement by the IRS
  • American Bar Association, May 8, 2015 – Buy-Sell Agreements for Closely Held Businesses
  • American Bar Association, May 8, 2015 – Defending Clients from the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarMay 4, 2015 – IRS Examinations: From Initial IRS Letter to US Tax Court Decision
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National WebinarApril 21, 2015 – Defending the Innocent Spouse & Injured Spouse
  • American Bar Association, January 30, 2015 – Closely Held Businesses & Tax Debts: An Update on IRS Collection Procedures and Opportunities for Resolving Outstanding Tax Debts
  • American Bar Association, January 30, 2015 – Payroll Taxes: The Good, The Bad and the Criminal
  • 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: From Initial Call to Offer Acceptance
  • 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 8/9, 2014 – Making Your Client More Appealing: Preparing Your Taxpayer’s Case for Appeals
  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business National Webinar, September 11, 2014 – IRS Tax Liens & Levies
  • 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
  • American Bar Association National Webinar, April 23, 2014, Civil & Criminal Tax Aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act
  • 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 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, September 17, 2013 – Resolving Outstanding Tax Debts
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Practice Institute, August 6, 2013 – Advanced Criminal Tax Issues
  • American Society of Tax Problem SolversMay 17, 2013 – Hobby Losses: Exam through Litigation
  • 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 2012 Users Conference, November 4-7th, 2012, Dealing with the IRS Collection Division
  • 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 – Civil & Criminal Tax Representation: Everything You’ve Missed in the Last 12 Months!
  • Connecticut Bar Association, June 11, 2012 – Tax 101 for the General Practitioner: A Tax Guide to Everyday Transactions
  • American Bar Association,February 17, 2012 – When Estate Planning Goes Awry
  • American Bar Association, October 21, 2011 – Use of Additional Federal Gift & Estate Tax Exemption in Business Succession Planning
  • 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 Society of Certified Public Accountants, November 2010 – Resolution of Sales Tax Issues in Connecticut
  • American Bar Association, September, 2010 – Practical Issues in Shutting Down a Closely Held Business
  • Connecticut Bar Association, June, 2010 – Tax Considerations in the Purchase & Sale of a Business
  • Connecticut Bar Association, December 2009 – Tax Considerations in Choice of Entity
  • 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

  • Quoted in Fox Business: Five Overlooked Deductions for Families
  • Quoted in the Wall Street Journal: Tips for Homeowners to Ease the Tax Bite
  • Quoted in the Wall Street Journal: Tapping Home Equity to Play the Market
  • Quoted in TheStreet.Com: Do You Owe The IRS Big Time?  That’s No Reason To Lose Sleep
  • Quoted in Guidevine: Maximizing Your Children’s Inheritance.
  • Quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch: Why More Wealthy Women Weigh in on Financial Decisions
  • 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