Mr. Lambert is a tax attorney who helps clients resolve problems with the Internal Revenue Service, the Utah Tax Commission, local County Boards of Equalization, and other administrative agencies. Mr. Lambert also advises nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals that need guidance regarding complex federal and state tax issues. He maintains an AV Preeminent (4.9) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Mr. Lambert has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2011, 2013) in the category of Tax, and has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2014-2015, 2017-2019).
Mr. Lambert represents clients in all stages of tax controversy – including audits and appeals with the Internal Revenue Service and Utah State Tax Commission, and tax litigation before the Utah State Tax Commission, U.S. Tax Court, and state and federal district courts. He works with CPAs to advance cases that benefit from the expertise of both attorneys and CPAs. He handles controversies involving a wide variety of subject matters, including (but not limited to):
Many clients seek advice before becoming embroiled in a controversy with the IRS. Mr. Lambert counsels nonprofit and exempt organizations, businesses and individuals who have formation, compliance, and planning questions.
Mr. Lambert has taught as an adjunct professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he taught a course on taxation of corporations and partnerships, and at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he taught a course on federal income taxation.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lambert served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division, who oversees all tax settlements and appellate tax litigation in the Department of Justice. Also, as a member of the Appellate Section of the Tax Division, Mr. Lambert successfully handled and argued cases in federal appellate courts across the country. Immediately following law school, Mr. Lambert was a law clerk to Judge Amalya Kearse on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York City.
Columbia Law School, J.D., 2002
Brigham Young University, B.A., Philosophy, 1998
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Utah State Bar
Connecticut State Bar