President & CEO
Todd has extensive experience in resolving civil tax matters at all stages of a tax dispute, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examinations, fast-track appeals, administrative appeals, post-appeals mediation and, if necessary, litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. district courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeal.
The vast majority of Todd’s cases are resolved administratively and without becoming public. Nonetheless, litigation is sometimes necessary. A seasoned trial lawyer, Todd has a track record of winning difficult cases. Chambers describes Todd as an “excellent trial lawyer” who is “very effective” at handling tax disputes, and as a “go-to attorney for bet-the-company matters involving the IRS.”
Todd was named a Law360 “Tax MVP” in 2014, and in the same year the tax controversy practice that he chaired was recognized as the North American Tax Disputes Firm of the Year by Legal 500. In 2015, Law360 recognized Todd’s victory in Schaeffler v. United States as one of the Biggest Federal Tax Cases of the Year. In 2016, Law360 again named Todd a Tax MVP. In 2018, Todd chaired McDermott Will & Emery’s Tax Controversy Practice when it was named the Tax Litigation Law Firm of the Year. In 2019, Todd left McDermott Will & Emery so that he could focus his time and practice on select tax controversy engagements.
Licensed in Texas, Georgia, and the District of Columbia. (click to read more…)
Andy regularly advises clients in preparing for, defending, and resolving tax controversies. He has significant experience in managing tax audits, administrative appeals processes, structuring settlements, and litigating cases involving complex financial and tax-advantaged transactions, and matters involving economic substance and substance-over-form issues, intercompany transactions and transfer pricing planning and defense, discovery and evidentiary privilege issues, tax penalties, and valuation issues.
Licensed in Illinois. (click to read more...)
Lyle Press is of Counsel to Todd Welty, P.C. During a 30 year legal career with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Lyle litigated numerous significant cases before the United States Tax Court.
He spent sixteen years as a Special Trial Attorney, responsible for developing and bringing to trial some of the most significant cases within the Office of Chief Counsel. Later in his career, Lyle managed a group of attorneys and paralegals, working with them to further develop their litigation skills.
Licensed in New York. (click to read more...)
Dan Rosen is of Counsel to Todd Welty, P.C.
He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 24 years of experience in private practice and with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.
Licensed in New York and Connecticut. (click to read more...)
Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in tax controversy and civil and criminal tax litigation. He has represented Fortune 100 companies, foreign corporations, partnerships, trusts and individuals in large federal tax controversies, and he has handled civil matters from IRS audits, administrative appeals before the IRS Office of Appeals, and tax litigation in Tax Court, district courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and various Circuit Courts.
Licensed in Pennsylvania. (click to read more...)
Macdonald “Mac” A. Norman focuses his practice on U.S. tax litigation matters.
Prior to joining Todd Welty, P.C., Mac was an associate in the Washington D.C. office of McDermott Will & Emery and focused his practice toward transactional work and U.S. and international tax planning.
Licensed in Texas and the District of Columbia.(click to read more...)
Merima received her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, where she earned a spot on the President’s List and graduated summa cum laude. In 2020, she obtained her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law, where she received recognition for excellent performance in lawyering advocacy and graduated magna cum laude.
Licensed in Georgia. (click to read more...)
Gray Proctor is Counsel to Todd Welty, P.C.
Gray’s practice is focused on appellate litigation and trial support.
He is board-certified as an appellate expert by the Florida bar. Gray graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Licensed in Florida and Georgia. (click to read more...)
Daniel Wharton is of Counsel to Todd Welty, P.C. He focuses his practice on federal tax litigation matters.
Prior to joining Todd Welty, P.C., Dan was an associate in the Chicago office of Baker McKenzie, where he defended corporations from IRS examinations, through Appeals, and into Tax Court.
Licensed in Illinois. (click to read more...)
Samantha received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University, where she graduated magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In 2022, she obtained her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating cum laude.
Licensed in Maryland. (click to read more...)
Michael is of Counsel to Todd Welty, P.C. He has significant experience representing individuals and businesses in federal tax disputes. He has represented taxpayers in numerous IRS audits, administrative appeals, collection matters, and litigation before the United States Tax Courts.
Licensed in Georgia and Florida. (click to read more...)