Tax Controversy & Offshore Audits


Ketcham PLLC represents taxpayers in audits and other disputes with the IRS and state/local tax authorities.  These matters range from examinations related to syndicated conservation easements (both SCE investors and alleged promoters), sales/use tax audits, payroll tax compliance, Schedule C audits, residency audits, and other domestic tax issues to information return compliance, offshore bank accounts, foreign-based entities and investments, and other international tax issues.   Mr. Ketcham has particularly extensive experience handling offshore audits involving FBAR, Form 3520, Form 5471, Form 8938, and other potentially significant penalties related to foreign assets.  With deep knowledge of U.S. tax law and IRS procedures, Mr. Ketcham is a battle-tested tax advocate and is often able to convince tax examiners to resolve audits on terms highly favorable to the client.  And, if an audit cannot be favorably resolved at the examination stage, Mr. Ketcham also has extensive experience negotiating settlements with the IRS Office of Appeals and litigating tax issues in the U.S. Tax Court or the U.S. District Courts.

Contact us online or by calling 212-518-6380 to schedule a consultation.

We Will Work With You

Every legal matter and dispute is vitally important to us, and no engagement is identical. We strive to approach each matter with a goal to resolve disputes quietly and efficiently. When a matter requires proceedings before courts, government agencies, or the tax authorities, the firm provides tenacious but thoughtful defense aimed towards the best possible result for our clients.


We are here to answer your questions and discuss options and solutions. Please contact us any time by email or phone and we will schedule time for an in-person or virtual consultation about your issues.