14 May 2018
The American Bar Association Tax Section Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee has honored Global Tax Controversy Chair Miriam Fisher with the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award. The award recognizes lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. The Honorable L. Paige Marvel, Chief Judge of the US Tax Court, presented Fisher with the award.
Fisher has an active tax litigation practice in federal and state trial and appellate courts, where she successfully represents domestic and multinational businesses, nonprofits, and high global wealth individuals in disputes involving a wide variety of sophisticated tax matters. She is highly regarded by clients and peers for her ability to lead trial teams in complex tax litigation, and to navigate negotiation and resolution of sensitive, high-stakes disputes.
In addition, Fisher handles sensitive tax matters involving allegations of fraud, and has helped clients avoid severe penalties and potential criminal charges. She often leads clients through voluntary disclosure and correction of compliance errors. Fisher also frequently speaks and writes on issues involving tax procedure, policy, and ethics.