IRS Tax Matters

US Tax Court litigation


Estate Planning




→ Florida

→ United States Tax Court

→ U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

→ U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


→ 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

→ Intuit Turbo Tax, Tax Expert (Seasonal 2020 to 2022)

→ 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


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


The Florida Bar

→ Senior Lawyers Committee of the Florida Bar 2017-2018

American Bar Association

Florida Lawyers Network, (Membership Director 2014 to 2022)

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 (2015-2019)

South Miami Kendall Bar Association (Director 2019-Present, Chairman Membership Committee 2020-Present)

Hispanic National Bar Association


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

Avvo Superb 10 Rating

Avvo Client Choice Award (2015 and 2017-2022)

Avvo Top Contributor Award  (2016 – 2019)

        → Pro Bono Attorney Honor Roll, Legal Services of Greater Miami (2022)

Pro Bono Honor Roll, Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida (2014-2022)

        → Pro Bono Service Award, Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back (2022)

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

Miami Sun Post Power Woman for 2007


→ 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)


Navigating the New Deduction for Qualified Business Income .

Tax Notes Magazine, March 19, 2018 issue, page 1627

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)


→Florida Lawyers Network Monthly Meeting, May 26, 2022 .

IRS Issues

→Florida Bar Tax Section Monthly Meeting, May 18, 2022 .

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About the IRS Statute of Limitations

→FLN Monthly Meeting, March 15, 2022 .

IRS Myths

→”Ante Usted”, WLRN, Aired March 13, 2022 .

Choosing a Tax Preparer and IRS Penalties

→FLN Monthly Meeting, August 26, 2021 .

Proposed Changes to Rules of Ethics: Firm Ownership and Fee Splitting

→FLN Monthly Meeting, August 28, 2020 .

Employment Taxes

→Lunch and Learn, April 2, 2020 .

Tax Laws After Corona Legislation

→”Ante Usted”, WLRN, aired September 8, 2019 .

Bankruptcy and Tax Issues

→ Florida Institute of CPAs, August 21, 2019 .

Effect of Bankruptcy on Debts Owed to the IRS

→ My Law CLE, Live Webinar, February 9, 2019 .

Overview of Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules of Procedure

→ FLN Monthly Meeting, October 25, 2018 .

IRS Collection Powers-What can the IRS Take from You?

→ Lunch and Learn, February 15, 2018 .

Recent Tax Changes Affecting Small 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 .



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


→ English

→ Spanish

→ Conversational French

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