Rick Smith of Hawley Troxell is a tax attorney with over 40 years' experience in representing clients in appeals of assessments of federal and state income tax, sales tax and property tax. His presentation will cover the basics and important principles of federal and state tax appeal procedures and the strategies available to taxpayers, and will include some examples of appeals involving both simple and complicated factual and substantive tax issues.
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"My goals in any representation are to assist clients in making rational decisions and then to work with them in managing cases in a cost effective manner to achieve the best results possible."
Richard Smith practices primarily in the areas of business, commercial and tax litigation, estate planning, family law, and general business representation.He has been involved as trial counsel for various corporate and utility clients in tax cases litigated in federal and state courts or tax appeal boards in various tax-related cases before the IRS and in Idaho, California, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. He represents companies such as railroads, utilities, telecommunications companies, and companies in the lumber products and semiconductor industries. Some of these matters involved short multiple-day hearings, whereas others lasted weeks, the longest consuming 47 trial days. He has also handled cases involving a wide variety of business and commercial litigation at the federal, state, administrative, and ADR level, including insurance company regulation, securities law, antitrust, contract and real estate litigation, and general business and corporate disputes, and family law cases.
In addition, as chair of the tax practice group, Mr. Smith is engaged in a broad tax and estate planning practice, assisting clients in structuring transactions and business relationships, in dealing with tax issues that arise in the course of business, and in preparation of wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents.EDUCATION
- LAW SCHOOl: Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1979
- Managing Editor, Georgetown Law Journal, 1978-1979
- CERTIFICATION: Certified Public Accountant, Idaho, 1976
- UNDERGRADUATE: University of Idaho, B.S., summa cum laude, 1975; B.A., 1974; Phi Beta Kappa
- Business Law
- Litigation Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions Law
- Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits Law