Thomas M. Regan

Tom dedicates his practice to  resolving tax controversies for individuals and businesses. During the past 35 years, he has assisted thousands in federal and state actions. He has received both an AV rating  from Martindale Hubbell for more than 25 years and been designated a Superlawyer  since 1997. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of tax controversy topics for state and local legal seminars as well as private law firms and accounting firms. His experience extends from audits, administrative appeals, and collection matters through litigated tax issues in the United States Tax Court, United States Federal District Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Tax Court.

CONTACT TOM

phone: 952-921-2103  |  fax: 952-921-2109  | email: tom@regantaxlaw.com  |  vCard  |  LinkedIn


EDUCATION

  • J.D. 1981 Creighton University School of Law (Law Review, Author and Editor, 1980 & 1981)
  • B.A. 1978 Creighton University

RECOGNITIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

COURT ADMISSIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Pro Bono Actions for Individuals in Need

PUBLICATIONS & SEMINARS

  • Tax Controversies – Complete Lawyer Handbook  Minnesota CLE (2016)
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Government Data Practices Act (GDPA) Issues – 61st Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (2015)
  • Tax Controversies – Complete Lawyer Handbook  Minnesota CLE (2015)
  • Ethics: A Discussion with OPR – 74th Annual Tax Institute, Minnesota CLE (2014)
  • Residency – 73rd Annual Tax Institute, Minnesota CLE (2013)
  • The IRS Audit – Closely Held Business Conference , Minnesota CLE (October 2013)
  • The IRS Audit – Closely Held Business Conference , Minnesota CLE (January 2013)
  • Independent Contractors – 72nd Annual Tax Institute, Minnesota CLE (2012)
  • What To Do When Taxes Are Part Of The Marital Estate? Hennepin County Bar Association (2012)
  • Tax Controversies – Complete Lawyer Handbook  Minnesota CLE (2012)
  • When the Government Comes Knocking – What to Do Before, During, and After a Government Audit? Independent Contractors, Minnesota CLE,  (2011)
  • Tax Ramifications of Litigation. Minnesota CLE, Litigators’ Short Course (2011)
  • Identifying and Resolving Tax Controversies with the IRS – Minnesota CLE Family Law Institute (2010)
  • Tax Treatment of Employment Law Case Settlements and Awards – Minnesota CLE Advanced Employment Issues (2010)
  • “Summary Guide” to Taxation and Reporting of Verdicts and Settlements(Employment Litigation) Minnesota CLE (2002, 2005 and 2010 Update) (Pub.)
  • Summary Guide” to Independent Contractors, Minnesota CLE (1995, 2001, 2010 and 2011 Updates) (Pub.)
  • Sales and Use Tax: Audits, Appeals, and Litigation in Minnesota Tax Court – 69thAnnual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute (2009)
  • IRS Audits, Appeals, and Litigation in United States Tax Court – 69th Annual Minnesota CLE Tax Institute (2009)
  • Ten Things Bankruptcy Lawyers Should Know About Tax Law – Minnesota CLE Bankruptcy Institute (2009)
  • Identifying and Resolving Tax Controversies with the IRS and State of Minnesota (Pre and Post Assessment) Minnesota AAML (2009)
  • Taxation of Verdicts and Settlements – Minnesota CLE Litigators Short Course (2008)
  • Representing Taxpayers before the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Pre and Post Assessment – Volunteer Lawyers Network (2007)
  • Taxes and Bankruptcy – Minnesota CLE – Bankruptcy Institute (2007)
  • Material Participation – Shareholders at Risk – Hennepin County Bar Association Tax Section (2006)
  • “Summary Guide” to Taxation and Reporting of Verdicts and Settlements(Employment Litigation) (2002 and 2005) (Pub.)
  • Federal Tax Liens – MILE Tax Law Update (2003)
  • Resolving Tax Controversies – Post Assessment – MILE Tax Law Update (2002)
  • Tax and Reporting Requirements for Settlements and Awards – 19th Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (2002)
  • “Summary Guide” to Taxation and Reporting of Verdicts and Settlements(Employment Litigation) (2002 and 2005) (Pub.)
  • Dealing with Internal Revenue Service and Minnesota Department of Revenue Liens- Hennepin County Bar Association Tax Section (2001)
  • Pro Se Guide to Appeals from Commissioner Orders (2001) (Compiled, Authored & Edited) (Pub.)
  • “Summary Guide” to Independent Contractor (1995 and 2001) (Pub.)
  • Taxation of Settlements and Awards – 17th Annual Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (2000)
  • Procedural Issues dealing with the Internal Revenue Service – 60th Annual Tax Institute (2000)
  • Litigating the Contested Case against the Internal Revenue Service – Estate & Trust Institute (2000)
  • Internal Revenue Service Collection Issues – 59th Annual Tax Institute (1999)
  • Independent Contractors versus Employees – Appeal and Litigation (1997)
  • Representing Taxpayers Before the Internal Revenue Service – Audit Through Litigation – Business Law Institute (1996)
  • Use of Independent Contractors in Educational Settings, Midwest College – University Law & Liability (1996)
  • Resolving Independent Contractor Issues with the Internal Revenue Service, Minnesota Department of Revenue, and the Minnesota Department of Economic Security – 13th Annual Employment Law Institute (1996)
  • Discharge of Taxes in Bankruptcy – Hennepin County Bar Association (1995)

TOM’S ACTIVITIES AND RECENT POSTS

 

Late Returns and Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy

Late Returns and Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy

If you want the chance to discharge your individual income taxes in bankruptcy, in Minnesota, file your returns. This is still an option if you live in the Eighth Circuit (this includes Minnesota). It is not an option in some other circuits. More courts are accepting... read more
Employment Taxes and Early Intervention

Employment Taxes and Early Intervention

The IRS appears to be more serious about pursuing and prosecuting companies that do not pay their employment taxes. The IRS’s first step to address this problem with unpaid employment taxes is to contact these companies as early as possible, hoping this early... read more