Negotiating With the IRS: Taking Your Tax Dispute to an IRS Appeals Hearing

October 25, 2016

Community Tax Law Project Webinar

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

McGuireWoods is a platinum sponsor of this this Community Tax Law Project webinar, which offers practical tips and insights to help you prepare for and effectively use the IRS appeals hearing process to dispute tax liabilities.


  • Determining whether to participate in an appeals hearing
  • Drafting a protest letter
  • The changing landscape for partnership tax audits
  • Conducting appeals hearings
  • Recent Tax Court decisions
  • When and how to engage the Taxpayer Advocate Service


  • Robert L. Bryant, IRS Appeals Team Manager, Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew S. Cooper, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Timothy B. Heavner, Associate Area Counsel SBSE, IRS (invited)
  • Timothy L. Jacobs, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP (Moderator)