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Tax Counsel

Angelique is a member of Varnum’s Tax Team. Her practice includes all aspects of federal and state tax controversy and tax planning, including: tax audits, appeals, and litigation; tax collections – liens, levies, offers in compromise, and other collection alternatives; employment tax issues; and civil and criminal tax litigation. In addition, she handles tax and reporting compliance issues with offshore financial accounts and other assets. She represents individuals and business clients from small businesses to multimillion dollar corporations, including clients with overseas interests.

Before entering private practice, Neal served for six years in the Office of Chief Counsel to the Internal Revenue Service as a trial attorney. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Department of Justice. 

Experience

Experience

Negotiated an offer in compromise for client fully resolving all outstanding tax liabilities for less than 5 percent of the liabilities saving the client in excess of $1.3 million.

Represented multimillion dollar manufacturing company with multi-tiered structure in IRS civil examination and litigation with over $1 million in proposed partnership adjustments, resulting in partnership adjustments of $10,000.

Represented individual before the Michigan Tax Tribunal regarding corporate officer liability for sales, use and withholding taxes resulting in the court cancelling the final assessments against the individual in full.   

Successfully argued for withdrawal of federal tax liens filed against professionals in the financial services industry resulting in the liens being removed from public record.

Represented tax return preparer in investigation by the IRS for preparer penalties and injunction resulting in no injunction referral to the Department of Justice and minimal penalties.

Represented small business owners in IRS examination and litigation resulting in a full concession by the government of the additional tax and penalties being asserted by the IRS.

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Taxation Section

Michigan Women's Tax Association

National Association of Tax Professionals

State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section

Community Involvement

Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Detroit College of Law
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 1999

University of California
Los Angeles, California
B.A., 1996

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Tax Court
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