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Areas of Concentration:

Denver Tax Attorney

  • IRS and State Tax Audits
  • Tax Appeals and Litigation
  • Employment Taxes
  • Foreign Account and Entity Reporting
  • Cannabis Taxes
  • State and Local Taxes
  • Criminal Tax
  • Tax Debt Resolution
  • Expert Witness

Mr. Richards is a Denver tax attorney representing individuals and businesses in tax audits, trials and collections throughout Colorado, California and the U.S. He joins Dill & Dill after six years of successfully representing taxpayers and eleven years as an IRS trial attorney. While at the IRS, he was a leading trial attorney, an advisor to the IRS Chief Counsel, a lead program attorney, an IRS instructor, and he represented the IRS in bankruptcy court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. With his broad experience and understanding at all phases of the tax system, from reporting and assessment through IRS Appeals, Tax Court, and tax debt resolution, Nick achieves successful legal solutions tailored to his individual client’s needs. Nick also teaches tax attorneys and CPAs throughout the US and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Graduate Tax Program, where he teaches State and Local Tax and Civil and Criminal Tax. He is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado and is admitted before the US Tax Court, Colorado and California state courts, and several Federal District Courts. Nick is also a member of the California and Colorado State Bars, the CTLA, the ABA Tax Section, the NCIA, NCBA, the Future Tax Leaders, and the Colorado Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee. Outside of work, Mr. Richards enjoys time with his wife and two children in the Colorado outdoors and he sits on several non-profit boards.

Education

  • J.D. 1998, Lewis & Clark College
  • B.A., 1995, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Experience:

  • 2016 to present, Partner, Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, P.C.
  • 2015 Founder and Managing Partner, NJRLAW LLC
  • 2010 – 2015, Attorney, Anderson & Jahde, PC
  • 1998 – 2009, Trial Attorney and Lead Counsel, IRS Area Counsel
  • 2004 – 2006, Staff Attorney, IRS Chief Counsel and Division Counsel
  • 2000 – 2003, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Department of Justice

Notable Cases and Representative Transactions

Tax disputes can be resolved at different phases of the tax assessment and collection process and the right solution may be different between individuals and businesses.  Whether in the audit phase, through his expertise as a trial attorney, or through a collection alternative, Mr. Richards has achieved favorable results in numerous tax cases including those involving unreported income, offshore issues, business deductions, employee classification, like-kind exchanges, conservation easements, employment taxes and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, negligence and fraud penalties and a variety of other issues.