I was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and grew up in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. I am the youngest of six children. My parents and two of my sisters reside in Grand Forks. I graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School, where I was captain of the wrestling team. My interests include running marathons and spending time with my wife and our two German Shepherd dogs.
Tax controversy and litigation: audits, administrative appeals, US Tax Court trials, US District Court trials (civil and criminal) and state adjudications. Representing clients throughout the United States.
General practice: custody litigation, divorce litigation, commercial litigation, criminal defense, business planning.
Recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” for the last 10 years in the areas of taxation and commercial litigation.
Recognized by “Super Lawyers” as published in Minnesota Law and Politics in the area of taxation since 2006.
Successful litigation of cases with national implication reported in professional journals, major tax services and receiving non-acquiescence by the Internal Revenue Service.
Special Assistant Attorney General for matters involving the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Public Service Commission, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, State Board of Higher Education.
Hearing officer for University of North Dakota Senate Committee on Faculty Rights.
Adjunct faculty member at University of North Dakota School of Law in trial advocacy and guest lecturer in income tax, corporate and partnership tax, and estate and gift tax.
Frequent speaker at continuing education seminars for attorneys and accountants, including the North Dakota Tax Practitioners Institutes.
“Limitations on Easements in North Dakota May Have Unintended Consequences for Qualified Conservation Easement Charitable Contributions”, 87 N.D. Law Rev. 343 (2011).
“Reducing the Employment Tax Burden on Tenure Buyouts,” 80 N.D. Law Rev. 11 (2004), republished 10 Journal of Deferred Compensation 16 (2004).
“Limiting Self-Employment Taxation of Actively Farming Landlords,” 78 N.D. Law Rev. 441 (2002), republished 8 Drake Jour. Ag. Law 295 (2003).
“Satisfaction of a Compelling Governmental Interest or Simply Two Convictions for the Price of One?” 69 N.D. Law Rev. 915 (1993).
“Fredericks v. Eide-Kirschman Ford: The Vehicle to Enforcing Tribal Court Civil Judgments,” 68 N.D. Law Rev. 675 (1992).
ABA Property Tax Handbook (North Dakota Chapter), 1996 through present.
Northeast Central Judicial District Vacancy 2013 News
October 16, 2013