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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Marc K. Sellers

Marc K. Sellers

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Oregon, U.S.A.

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Profile

Marc Sellers helps clients resolve “make or break” civil and criminal tax issues in state and federal courts. In his 36-year career he has obtained successful results for hundreds of clients, including the first award of attorney fees against the Internal Revenue Service under the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

Marc represents clients in tax and related financial cases before the United States Tax Court, the U.S. District Courts in Oregon, Washington and California,, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and state courts. He also assists clients with a wide variety of tax matters before administrative agencies in Oregon, Washington and California. 

In addition to his tax controversy and litigation work, since 1980 Marc has as also practiced as a tax planning and transactional tax attorney. The combination of these two distinct, but related, areas of tax practice enable him to understand the business aspects of tax controversies and offer unique, creative solutions.

Marc’s practice also encompasses non-tax controversies involving import-export regulations, environmental laws, the Endangered Species Act, RICO and white-collar criminal controversies. 

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • California State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws degree, Taxation (1980)
  • University of Redlands, Bachelor of Science degree (1975)
  • Loyola University School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1978)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representation of individuals and business entities in the United States Tax Court and the Oregon Tax Court.
  • Representation of taxpayers in refund litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Representation of taxpayers in criminal tax investigations and criminal tax litigation.
  • Property tax valuation and exemption cases in the Oregon Tax Court.
  • Administrative representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies in areas including:

-Appeals of proposed tax deficiencies.
-Tax collection disputes.
-Applications for Innocent Spouse and Injured Spouse  relief.
-Offers in Compromise.
-Installment payment arrangements.
-Taxation of settlement awards and judgments in civil  litigation.
-Taxation of spousal separation awards and settlements.

  • Represented clients before other federal administrative agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Homeland Security and others.
  • Represented clients as plaintiffs in prosecuting defendants for racketeering, the unauthorized practice of law and identity theft matters.

Articles

  • Schwabe CPA Shoptalk: 8 Takeaways
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Real Estate and Construction Industry?
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Transportation, Ports and Maritime Industry?
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Healthcare Industry?
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Industry?
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Agriculture Industry?
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Technology Industry?
  • Tax Reform: Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Employers Need To Spend Extra Care Complying with Employment Taxes
  • Introduction to the Internal Revenue Service's "Parallel" Investigations

Seminar

  • CPA Shoptalk - Vancouver

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