Brian R. Harris - Akerman LLP
A former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Brian Harris represents clients in federal, state, and local tax controversy and litigation throughout the United States. From the IRS to state departments of revenue and municipalities, Brian advocates and defends the interests of a diverse range of clients operating in the automotive, retail, logistics, financial services, finance, and manufacturing sectors. Clients value Brian’s expansive tax knowledge across jurisdictions and his extensive courtroom experience gained from litigating over 100 cases in federal and state courts.
Brian represents clients before the IRS in audits, appeals, and litigation in U.S. Tax Court and federal district courts. He works with clients on offshore voluntary disclosures, streamlined filings, penalty waivers, private letter rulings, responses to summonses/subpoenas, and collections matters (i.e., liens, levies, offers-in-compromise). In addition, he counsels clients on international tax compliance, pre-immigration planning, expatriation consulting, income tax planning, and other federal tax matters.
Thomas L. Raleigh - Akerman LLP
Tom Raleigh assists corporate entities and private clients establish and expand their businesses in the United States and abroad. In his role as Akerman’s U.S. market entry coordinator, he has managed multimillion dollar corporate transactions on behalf of international clients establishing U.S. market presence and has advised U.S. public and private clients expanding their businesses around the world.
As a senior member of Akerman’s Immigration Planning & Compliance Team, Tom also helps public companies, sports teams, investors, and professionals obtain U.S. work authorization and prepare submissions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Embassies overseas. Tom is ranked by Chambers USA, where his clients describe him as “unquestionably an excellent immigration attorney.”
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Known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, with a reach that extends across the Americas and globally. The firm can make available more than 650 lawyers and business professionals across 24 offices.