Ethics and Professional Responsibility

When a tax professional’s license or a firm’s reputation is on the line, the best possible representation is necessary for dealing with investigations into alleged professional misconduct. At Thorn Law Group, we have successfully represented tax professionals, law firms, accounting firms, and other entities being investigated by Government agencies and professional accrediting bodies over ethics issues, preparer penalties, and allegations of professional malpractice. Specifically, the firm has extensive experience in representing individuals and firms before the Internal Revenue Service, the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility (“OPR”) the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the United States Tax Court, and other federal and state agencies tasked with disciplining professional conduct.

As former attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, and the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, we know how government agencies and professional societies conduct their investigations. This knowledge enables us to advise our clients through the complicated investigatory procedures and help them present their cases in the best possible light. Thorn Law Group is also uniquely positioned to assist tax practitioners in licensing and disciplinary matters arising from the IRS Return Preparer Initiative.

Thorn Law Group effectively represents our clients in the following areas:

  • Return Preparer Penalties
  • Professional Malpractice Investigations
  • Standards of Tax Practice Issues
  • IRS Investigations Of Tax Practitioners & Return Preparers
  • Representation of Attorneys Before IRS Office of Professional Responsibility
  • Representation Of CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Enrolled Actuaries, Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents & Appraisers
  • Representation Of Law Firms, Accounting Firms & Other Entities Before The IRS Office Of Professional Responsibility

If you are a tax professional (attorney, CPA or Enrolled Agent or Un-enrolled Return Preparer), we can assist you with any disciplinary matters you may have before the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, State Bars and State Boards of Accountancy.

For an update on recent OPR enforcement actions against tax professionals and the latest news, visit our News & Events page and visit our Blog.

To learn more about how the Thorn Law Group can help you with your tax and legal issues, contact Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner, at; or 201-355-8202.

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