Frank J. Jackson - McDermott Will & Emery


Frank J. Jackson focuses his practice on federal and state tax controversies at every stage, including tax audits, administrative appeals and litigation. Over the last two decades, Frank has successfully represented domestic and multinational businesses, nonprofits and high-net-worth individuals and estates in disputes involving a wide variety of sophisticated tax matters.

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  • Successfully resolved US Tax Court litigation on behalf of a corporate officer and closely-held corporation, involving the deductibility of certain business expenses.  While the matter was initially a criminal referral by the IRS Criminal Investigation, our team resolved the case civilly without the imposition of fraud penalties.
  • Successfully obtained retroactive reinstatement of a global not-for-profit organization’s federal tax-exempt status as well as abatement of all related penalties, avoiding more than $20 million in tax, penalties and interest*
  • Successfully negotiated the resolution of a New York sales tax examination on behalf of a multinational company, its subsidiary and executives as purported responsible persons*

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  • IRS Division Counsel Cube Award, 2004


  • American College of Tax Counsel, fellow
  • ABA Section of Taxation, Committee on Tax Practice Management, past chair
  • ABA Section of Taxation, Committee on Diversity in the Profession, member


New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 2000
New England Law | Boston, JD, cum laude, 1997
University of Tennessee, BA, 1992

US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
US Tax Court

New York