Practice Areas

Tacoma State and Federal Tax Attorney

Tax Controversies and Administrative Law Practice

The Law Offices of Matthew W. Stanley in Tacoma, Washington, broadly handles the complex issues related to tax debts, including audits, appeals, trials, settlements and compromises, tax collections and criminal tax defense. Matt has extensive experience researching multiple state and federal tax codes, as well as navigating the many procedures leading to successful results.


Whether you are currently overwhelmed by tax debt or facing litigation with a state or the federal government, our firm will effectively protect your rights. Our Tacoma state and federal tax attorney handles all of the following:


Tax Controversies

Matt represents individuals, businesses and business organizations, trusts and estates, nonprofits and other enterprises that have tax debt, including income tax, payroll/employment tax, estate and inheritance taxes, excise tax, business tax, and sales and use tax. His constant objective is to resolve your tax problems in a manner that will allow you to put them behind you as soon as possible.


Federal and state taxes

Types of tax problems

Tax collections

Resolving Tax Disputes

Matt is a skilled strategist and communicator focused on resolving your federal or state tax case with minimal expense and impact on your personal finances or business. In the event that he cannot find an acceptable resolution out of court, he is more than prepared to defend you in court. Offering strategic advocacy and experienced legal representation, his priority is an effective, positive and early resolution of your tax case.


Confronting tax problems

IRS and state administrative appeals

Tax litigation options

Settling tax cases

Administrative Law

In addition to Matt's tax controversy practice, he also offers administrative law services, particularly to tax clients who request his help in addressing governmental claims from entities other than tax agencies. Other agencies include those that administer employment, insurance and licensing regulations, as well as a variety of commercial activities.


Call 253-752-3040 to speak directly with our tax lawyer

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