Michael E. O’Brien

Michael E. O’Brien

Mike represents individuals and businesses in tax controversies against the IRS, the Minnesota Department of Revenue, and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Mike’s experience helps him to see practical solutions and consistently achieve successful results in audits, appeals, court actions, and collection cases. He also frequently publishes and speaks to attorneys, CPAs, and other professionals about tax topics and his experiences representing taxpayers against the IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Outside of the office, Mike pursues his passions for teaching, working with student-athletes, and baseball as the head coach of the Edina 9th grade baseball team.

 

Contact Mike

952-921-2105
952-921-2109
mike@regantaxlaw.com
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Publications and Seminars

  • Recent Developments in Collection Due Process and Innocent Spouse Cases- 73rd Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute (2013)
  • The Cold Climate of Minnesota Residency Law, 59th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (2013)
  • My Cleint Owes: Successfully Negotiating IRS and MN DOR Collection Options, 59th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (2013)
  • Tax Traps in Family Law Cases: Avoiding the Landmines (Family Law Section November 2013 CLE)
  • Hamline University Business Law Institute: “Hot Topics in Tax” Panelist (2013)
  • Defending Individuals Against Personal Liability Assessments Tax Section (May 2013 CLE)
  • Advanced Business Tax, William Mitchell College of Law, Guest Lecturer (2013)
  • IRS Audits and Appeals: Defending Your Client’s Position, 58th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (2012)
  • Sales Tax Audits, Appeals and Litigation: Tips for Negotiation and Resolution, 58th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (2012)
  • Hamline University Business Law Institute: “Hot Topics in Tax” Panelist (2012)
  • Minnesota Sales and Use Taxes: From Audit through Litigation, Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section (May 2012 CLE)
  • Tax Traps in Family Law Cases: Avoiding the Landmines, Dakota County Bar Association (2012)
  • Employment Taxes – Tax Law for the Non-Specialist, Minnesota CLE (2012)
  • Collection Issues – Offer in Compromise- 71st Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute (2011)
  • “Summary Guide” to Independent Contractors, Minnesota CLE (Update 2011)(Pub.)
  • Compromising Tax Obligations, Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section (April 2011 CLE)
  • Employment Taxes – Tax Law for the Non-Specialist, Minnesota CLE (2010)
  • “Summary Guide” to Independent Contractors, Minnesota CLE (Update 2010) (Pub.)
  • IRS Audits, Appeals, and Litigation in United States Tax Court- 69th Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute (2009)
  • An Introduction to Representing Taxpayers: From Audit Through Tax Court- Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section (Hearsay, Spring 2009 Edition) (Pub.)
  • Innocent Spouse Relief: Recent Tax Court Decisions on Equitable Relief From Joint & Several Tax Liabilities- Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Section (Spring 2009 Edition) (Pub.)

 

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section (Chair, Current)(Vice-Chair, 2012 – 2013)(Council Member, 2011 -Present)(Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, 2011 – Present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Assembly (Member, 2012 – 2013)(Legislative Committee, 2012 – Present)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax Section

Education

  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, 2008
  • B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, 2003

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Tax Court

Professional Volunteer Activities

  • Attorney Mentor at William Mitchell College of Law (2009 – Present)
  • Presenter for the Minnesota State Bar Association’s “Lawyers in the Schools” Program (2008 – 2011)
  • ABA Pro Se Taxpayer Initiative (2008 – Present)