Christian Speck is a California attorney with over 25 years of experience specializing in tax controversy issues. He is of counsel to the firm and his experience includes more than two decades as a trial attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Speck represented the IRS in hundreds of cases before the United States Tax Court and was one of Chief Counsel’s experts on charitable contribution deductions and investigating allegations of taxpayer fraud.
Before joining the IRS Chief Counsel’s office, Mr. Speck worked for a number of private law firms who worked with real estate developers, state and local elected officials, and he was the city attorney, under contract, to a small northern California city.
Christian is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker and for almost twenty years has been an adjunct professor teaching courses in Federal Income Tax, Business Law, and Real Estate.
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, B.S. Business Administration, 1986
University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, J.D. 1990
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, LL.M, Taxation 1992
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1990
United States Tax Court, 1993
United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 2016
HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS
State Bar of California
California Bureau of Real Estate, Broker, CalBRE No. 01932845
Placer County Association of Realtors, Member
California Association of Realtors, Member
National Association of Realtors, Member
Adjunct Professor - Sierra College, 1998 to Present – Business Law; Federal Income Tax of Individuals; Business Math; Legal Aspects of California Real Estate; Real Estate Principles
Adjunct Professor - Los Rios Community College District, 2016 – Present – Business Law
In house instructor for IRS personnel - Federal Rules of Evidence, TEFRA Partnership Procedures, Investigating Potential Tax Fraud