EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS

PRACTICE AREAS:

IRS Tax Matters

US Tax Court litigation

Bankruptcy

Estate Planning

Probate

Business

BAR ADMISSIONS:

→ Florida

→ United States Tax Court

→ U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

→ U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

→ Law Office of Magda Abdo-Gomez, 1988-Present

→ St. Thomas University School of Law, 2005-Present

→ Adjunct professor of law teaching Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Clinic, Debtor-Creditor Rights, Law Office Management

→ Lawline.com, 2012: Faculty member teaching Bankruptcy.

→ US Department of Justice, Special Assistant United States Attorney, 1986-1988

→ Chief Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Senior Attorney, 1984-1988

→ Robert Feinschreiber and Associates, 1983-1984

EDUCATION:

University of Florida, LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation

University of Florida, J.D.

University of Miami, B.A., Major in Mathematics and French

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

The Florida Bar

→ Senior Lawyers Committee of the Florida Bar 2017-2018

American Bar Association

Florida Lawyers Network, Membership Director

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

CARE Committee of Bankruptcy Bar Association

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Coral Gables Bar Association

South Miami Kendall Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

AWARDS:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated* (2015 to present)

Avvo Superb 10 Rating

Avvo Client Choice Award Chapter 7 (2015 and 2017)

Avvo Top Contributor Award Tax (2016 and 2017)

Pro Bono Honor Roll, Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida (2014-2017)

UF Alumni Association –Miami Chapter Volunteer of Year (2013-2014)

Miami Sun Post Power Woman for 2007

REPORTED CASES:

→ In re Ziluck, 139 BR 44 (SD Fla. 1992)

→ In re Ziluck, 127 BR 285 (Bankr. SD Fla. 1991)

→ In re Martinez, 107 BR 378 (Bankr. SD Fla. 1989)

→ Comtec Systems, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 69 TCM 1581 (1995)

→ Crews v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 56 TCM 306 (1988)

→ Gross Family Trust v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 55 TCM 113 (1988)

→ Roesler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, TC Summary Opinion, 2988-52 (1988)

→ Borg v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 54 TCM 1243 (1987)

→ Einstein v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 53 TCM 811 (1987)

→ Glucksman v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, TC Summary Opinion 1986-103 (1986)

→ Rodriguez v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, TC Summary Opinion 1986-92 (1986)

→ Cohen v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, TC Summary Opinion 1986-93 (1986)

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

The Life of a Money Judgment in Florida Is Limited—For Only Some Purposes .

Florida Bar Journal, July/August 2005 (not authored but provided assistance to author)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (2010 TO PRESENT ONLY)

→ Lunch and Learn, February 15, 2018 .

Effect of New Tax Law on Businesses

→ FLN Monthly Meeting, January 25, 2018 .

Ethical Considerations of Misdirected Documents

→ Telemundo, November 2, 2017 .

News: The Trump Tax Plan

→ FLN Day, October 27, 2017 .

Cloud Computing for Lawyers

→ 27 Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, June 9, 2017 .

Tax Debts in Bankruptcy

→ FLN Monthly Meeting, May 26, 2016 .

IRS Myths and Facts

→ St. Thomas Tax Clinic, March 15, 2015 .

Effect of Bankruptcy on Debts owed to IRS

→ FLN Monthly Meeting, May 25, 2015 .

The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

→ Telemundo Investigations, January 23, 2014 .

Alerta: Fraude en Devolucion de Impuestos

→ NBC Investigations, January 23, 2014 .

Be Extra Careful When Hiring a Tax Preparer

→ Seminar, 2012 .

Bankruptcy

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education): 2003 to present

Trayvon Martin Foundation: 2015-2016 Advisory Board member

Gator Club of Miami: 2013-2014 Treasurer

Ethical Governance Day, 2012: Speaker at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High.

Gator Club of Miami: 2011 to 2013 Secretary

Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, Commissioner, 2007 to 2010

WR Thomas Middle School, 2001-2006:

→ President and treasurer of PTA

→ President of Gifted Booster Club

→ Treasurer of Music Booster Club

→ EESAC committee member

→ Principal’s parent liaison to the Miami-Dade County School Board.

→ Village Green Elementary School, 2000-2003:

→ Treasurer of PTA

→ EESAC committee member

LANGUAGES:

→ English

→ Spanish

→ Conversational French

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