Our managing partner is the co-founder and President of Anderson & Jahde, P.C. Steven Anderson is a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, the recipient of the 2021 James Bye Lifetime Achievement Award in Tax from the Colorado Bar Association, named in Super Lawyers, has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest, preeminent, rating in legal ability and ethical standards, named in Lawyers Of Distinction, listed in Marquis Who’s Who, annually named by 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Denver and named among the Best Lawyers In America.
Mr. Anderson has represented and consulted thousands of individuals, corporations, and estates with civil and criminal tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, state and local taxing authorities, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals and even a leading case in the United States Supreme Court. He served as lead counsel in some of the highest-profile tax cases out of Colorado, and elsewhere, including a criminal tax case that the Department of Justice identified as one of the largest tax evasion cases in the history of Colorado, a seminal case won in the United States Supreme Court, a precedent-setting gift tax case in the United States Tax Court, and a defining Colorado Sales & Use tax case.
He has also represented hundreds of Certified Public Accountants and CPA firms in all facets of their profession, including defending malpractice claims, defending complaints filed with state boards of accountancy, defending complaints filed with the AICPA, defending complaints lodged with the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility, defending return-preparer-penalties asserted by the IRS, and defending accountants facing criminal tax charges. Mr. Anderson has also represented and consulted accounting firms and their owners in the context of firm breakups and formations. Mr. Anderson has also served as an expert witness in tax and accounting malpractice cases.
With his background, clients also call upon Mr. Anderson to represent them in business and commercial litigation cases.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, College of Law, Graduate Tax Program, and a sought-after speaker for the many Continuing Education courses he has authored and instructed for Attorneys and Accountants (see course topics below).
In 2004 the Internal Revenue Service invited Steven Anderson to participate as a practitioner panelist on its nationally broadcast Internet program, Tax Talk Today, on the topic of IRS Appeals. And the Internal Revenue Service has hired Mr. Anderson to present continuing education courses to its employees on the topic of ethics in tax practice.