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Howard Berman

As a tax controversy specialist, Howard represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at all levels of tax controversies — including examinations and appeals — and utilizes a wide range of dispute resolution mechanisms and processes. He regularly interacts with IRS specialists to assist clients in navigating controversies and obtaining closing agreements and advises clients on a wide range of procedural issues, such as statute of limitations, refund claims, and penalty issues. He also has significant experience with inbound and outbound transfer pricing examinations. In addition to his national role, he is responsible for Deloitte Tax’s Northeast Tax Controversy practice.

Prior to entering client service, Howard was a senior trial attorney for the US Department of the Treasury and represented the IRS before the US Tax Court.

Howard is a frequent speaker and contributor to Deloitte. He is a planning committee member for New York University’s annual Tax Controversy Forum. He speaks on tax controversy matters at events sponsored by the Institute of International Bankers, Organization for International Investment, regional and local Tax Executive Institute events, and New York University Tax Controversy Forum.

Howard holds a BA from Brandeis University and a JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.