Todd Welty, PC is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Dallas office. Todd is chair of McDermott’s Tax Controversy practice.
Todd’s practice is both national and international in scope. Approximately 95 percent of his professional time is spent on tax controversy and litigation. He represents a broad range of clients including Fortune 100 companies, large non-US multinational companies, closely-held businesses, ultra high-net-worth individuals and tax advisors – whether they be lawyers or certified public accountants.
Todd has extensive experience in resolving civil tax matters at all stages of a tax dispute, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examinations, fast-track appeals, administrative appeals, post-appeals mediation and, if necessary, litigation in the US Tax Court, the US Court of Federal Claims, US district courts, and US Courts of Appeal.
The vast majority of Todd’s cases are resolved administratively and without becoming public. In fact, the best tax defense is one that eliminates or significantly reduces exposure before the IRS proposes a deficiency. Nonetheless, litigation is sometimes necessary. A seasoned trial lawyer, Todd has tried major cases to verdict. In fact, Todd has been intimately involved in the litigation of several of the largest civil tax cases ever brought in the United States.