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Sheldon M. Kay, CPA, Esq.
Sheldon “Shelly” Kay has more than 40 years of experience in counseling clients on federal tax controversies, including IRS procedure navigation, dispute resolutions, tax litigation, compliance and reporting issues. Shelly has litigated more than 40 tax cases in federal courts, and spent 20 years in government services with the IRS, most recently as Chief of Appeals.
As IRS Chief of Appeals, Shelly led the IRS Appeals Office organization, which is tasked with resolving tax controversies without litigation on basis that is fair and impartial basis to both the government and the taxpayer. He has also served as partner-in-charge of the Southeast area’s tax controversy group for a Big Four accounting firm, and was the IRS District Counsel for the Georgia District. In that position, Shelly was the primary legal representative for the District Director, the Director for the Atlanta Service Center, and the Chiefs of Appeals, Collection, Criminal Investigation and Examination Divisions. Prior to this office, Shelly was in charge of the IRS District Counsel offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Shelly has taught trial techniques and strategies at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy programs, and has trained many senior attorneys in the IRS Chief Counsel’s office on litigation and discovery skills. He has been an adjunct professor at several universities, as well as an assistant editor of Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation and Casey Federal Tax Practice. Shelly is a frequent speaker before Tax Executives Institute (TEI), State Bar and Certified Public Accountant groups.