Mary Elizabeth Rinaldi



Mary Elizabeth Rinaldi has built a strong reputation in the New York/New Jersey region, across the U.S., and around the globe for delivering expert tax counsel to clients dealing with serious civil and criminal tax law controversies.  She has developed an extensive knowledge base in the areas of offshore business bank accountsvoluntary disclosuresFATCA and other international tax reporting requirements and IRS audits and litigation.  Her thorough understanding of these complex national and international tax law matters has enabled her to successfully represent clients in tax disputes and litigation before the Internal Revenue ServiceDepartment of JusticeUnited States Tax Court, other federal courts and state taxing authorities across the nation, including those in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Diverse National and International Client Base

Ms. Rinaldi  counsels and advises individual taxpayers, small and mid-sized businesses, partnerships, professional athletes, banks and other entities in the New Jersey, New York and Greater Philadelphia area, throughout the United States and abroad.  She is a highly regarded New Jersey business tax lawyer with significant experience advocating for clients with U.S. and international tax reporting responsibilities in audits with the IRS and state taxing authorities. Ms. Rinaldi also counsels and advises U.S. citizens and businesses with income from international sources, as well as foreign persons with U.S.-sourced income and businesses that are responsible for withholding taxes from payments made to foreign persons and businesses.

As an experienced New Jersey offshore bank account attorney, Ms. Rinaldi is well recognized for using her strong advocacy skills to assist clients worldwide, particularly those facing possible prosecution for failure to disclose offshore financial accounts – such as accounts with UBS AG, HSBC and other public banks, private banks and financial institutions. Whether these financial institutions are located in the financial markets of Europe, Asia, the Middle East or the Caribbean, Ms. Rinaldi can help guide clients through the IRS voluntary disclosure process in order to maximize the prospects of a favorable outcome.

Professional Activities:

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Rinaldi served as a trial attorney with the IRS and clerked for the Honorable Laurence J. Whalen of the United States Tax Court.  She compliments her legal experiences with active involvement in the American Bar Association and the ABA Section of Taxation’s Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, where she also serves on the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Task Force. Ms. Rinaldi frequently reviews and comments on proposed federal tax legislation, as well as regulatory efforts in the area of tax penalties and enforcement activities. She is also actively involved in the American Bar Association Section of Criminal Justice’s White Collar Crime Division.


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Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

To learn more about how a New Jersey business tax attorney at Thorn Law Group can help you with a civil or criminal tax law matter, contact Mary Elizabeth Rinaldi, Director of Tax Controversies, at, or 201-355-8202.

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