30+ Licensed Years of continual, uninterrupted performance of the critical daily steps required to solve the tax problems of individuals and privately-held business entities in matters ranging from the litigation of criminal tax and money laundering charges in federal and state courts, to administrative resolution of tax controversies with the IRS & Colorado Department of Revenue--all supported by an attorney-CPA's understanding of how this all fits together.
United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Tax Court
Colorado State Courts
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Arvin is a Past President of the Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association. He is also a Member of a number of additional federal, state and local professional organizations where practical knowledge of the tax law, criminal law, courtroom advocacy and other relevant skills are discussed and studied.
Mr. Arvin has been asked to speak before professional groups on numerous occasions and has lectured on the following topics within the tax controversy arena:
Grand Jury Practice in the Context of an IRS Criminal Tax Investigation
Civil Seizure Warrants and the Long Arm of the Bank Secrecy Act
Federal Tax Lien Priority
Understanding IRS Collections
Advanced Strategies in IRS Offers in Compromise
What to Do When Your Client is Contacted by an IRS Special Agent
How to Handle an IRS Collection Appeal and
Getting an Offer in Compromise Accepted the First Time
In 1991, Mr. Arvin was asked by the IRS to teach formal, in-house classroom training to its Revenue Agents. The idea was that the Agents would learn what the tax world looks like from a private-sector, “taxpayer’s side of the fence” point of view. Mr. Arvin accepted 16 such guest invitations through 1995, private practice obligations permitting. These assignments took Mr. Arvin to Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Jose California, Portland, Oregon, St. Paul, Minnesota and to Chicago, Illinois.
Juris Doctor, 1989, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
Master of Taxation, 1985, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1982, University of Denver School of Accountancy, Denver, Colorado