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Kevin E. Thorn

Managing Partner

National and International New Jersey Tax Attorney

Kevin E. Thorn is widely regarded as a leading tax law professional committed to resolving complicated national and international tax law controversies, including IRS tax audits and IRS conservation easements, in the most advantageous manner possible for his clients. Businesses and individuals throughout the New Jersey/New York region and across the globe seek out Mr. Thorn for his in-depth knowledge of complex tax laws and regulations and his success in representing taxpayers in all stages of civil and criminal tax law matters.

As a preeminent New Jersey tax attorney, Mr. Thorn has developed a diverse base of clients in the United States and around the world.  He regularly represents individual taxpayers, small and mid-sized companies, professional athletes, partnerships, financial institutions and other organizations involved in sophisticated tax controversies.  He also provides extensive wealth management, estate planning, asset protection and business planning services to clients in the New Jersey/New York/Greater Philadelphia region and throughout the nation.  

Diverse Experience as a New Jersey Tax Attorney

Mr. Thorn has broad experience representing clients in all types of federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies involving international tax/FATCAoffshore business bank accounts and IRS voluntary disclosures, examinations of returns, criminal tax investigations, IRS audits and litigation, collection alternatives, ethics investigations, and other types of complex civil litigation matters.

Mr. Thorn has successfully appeared on behalf of clients before the Internal Revenue ServiceDepartment of JusticeUnited States Tax CourtIRS’s Office of Professional ResponsibilityIRS’ Whistleblower Office, and state taxing authorities across the nation, including tax-related agencies in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.  

Before forming Thorn Law Group, Mr. Thorn served as a Partner and the Chair of the Tax Controversy Practice for one of the largest law firms in the Southeastern region of the United States. He also clerked for the Honorable Laurence J. Whalen of the United States Tax Court, worked as a senior attorney with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, and held the position of senior tax consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  These professional experiences have given Mr. Thorn the insight and knowledge necessary to successfully address the complete range of diverse tax law issues his clients face in the firm’s Rutherford, New Jersey office.

Professional Activities:

Mr. Thorn stays abreast of key tax controversies through his participation in the American Bar Association and the ABA Section of Taxation’s Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Committee. He currently chairs the ABA Committee’s Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Task Force and serves as the Sub-Chair of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Task Force.

Mr. Thorn also contributes his time and talent to the ABA Section of Taxation committees that review and comment on proposed federal tax legislation and regulations involving federal tax penalties, as well as professional standards for tax professionals and ethics enforcement.  Additionally, he regularly lectures on critical national and international tax developments to professional associations, banks and financial institutions throughout the United States and around the world.


Prior Professional Experience:

  • Partner and Chair of the Tax Controversy Practice of a major Southeastern law firm
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Laurence J. Whalen of the United States Tax Court
  • IRS Attorney and Acting Chief of Enforcement for IRS Office of Professional Responsibility


Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey

To learn more about how a New Jersey tax attorney from the Thorn Law Group can be of assistance with your tax and legal issues, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at ket@thornlawgroup.com, or 201-355-8202.

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