Becker & Poliakoff represents clients in sensitive dealings and controversies with federal and New York State government agencies. James Mahon, who leads the practice group, has over thirty years of experience responding to challenges by taxing authorities. The firm has negotiated with government agencies to obtain favorable settlements, and, where necessary, has successfully litigated civil and criminal proceedings commenced by the IRS and state taxing authorizes. We represent clients undergoing tax audits, collection proceedings and regulatory investigations. We have also brought delinquent taxpayers into compliance with the tax authorities and guided numerous clients through the offshore voluntary disclosure process.