Thomas (Tom) C. Borders focuses his federal tax controversy practice on audits, administrative appeals, litigation and criminal investigations. Tom works on US and international tax cases involving corporate tax matters as well as analysis of tax incentive investments, cross-border transactions, transfer pricing issues, valuation, finance and accounting issues. He also represents law and accounting firms in malpractice actions and advises them on issues related to compliance with US tax obligations.
Prior to joining McDermott, Tom was a trial attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel with the Internal Revenue Service for more than eight years. During this time, he was involved in numerous federal income tax trials and received several Internal Revenue Service awards and acknowledgements, recognizing his outstanding abilities in the courtroom.
Tom frequently addresses groups on compliance provisions and other tax law topics, and was an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at IIT Chicago Kent Law School from 1987 to 1993.