Ken Silverberg is an experienced tax attorney and former CPA-partner at Arthur Andersen & Co. He focuses on tax controversies, including tax audits, appeals and litigation against the IRS and state departments of taxation. He also represents numerous nonprofit organizations and NGOs in the health care, education and trade association sectors.
I help clients resolve their IRS and state tax problems as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Most of my clients prefer to settle their tax disputes quickly and finally, and I help them do that. However, it’s sometimes necessary for them to litigate, and when we do, we usually win.
Washington is the home of many unique nonprofit organizations as well as the health care, charitable and education organizations found in most large cities. Their tax issues, governance matters and business transactions often require unique solutions. I’ve spent 40 years helping them design and secure those solutions.
My practice has always included providing tax advice and estate planning to individuals. I have frequently served as an executor or trustee for these clients, who are residents of DC, Maryland or Virginia, the three jurisdictions in which I practice.
The IRS and numerous states are aggressively seeking additional revenue. They are asserting new theories of taxation and reaching beyond their traditional geographic borders. Businesses and individuals need to be equally aggressive and creative to assure they don’t pay more than their fair share of taxes.
The U.S. government will increase its use of the tax code to regulate the actions of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit boards and managers must become more aware of the tax impact of their decisions.
Boston Globe | August 09, 2018
Washington DC Corporate partner Ken Silverberg is quoted in this article on how the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the collection of sales taxes for online purchases could impact Massachusetts.
Hearst Television | December 31, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this news segment about how the new tax plan may affect charitable giving.
Hearst Television | December 26, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg provides commentary in this news segment about which Americans benefitted from pre-paying their property taxes before the new tax legislation took effect.
WCVB-TV (Hearst Television Affiliate) | November 01, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this segment about Congressional Republicans’ proposed tax code overhaul.
Planet Money by NPR | October 10, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this podcast about the proposed changes to the corporate income tax.
Opportunity Zones Alert | 12.24.19
Opportunity Zones Alert | 06.19.19
NP Trusts & Estates Blog | 05.01.18
Private Clients Alert | 04.08.18
Tax Law Alert | 09.18.17
Affordable Housing Blog | 07.23.17
11.21.19 | Webinar
09.19.19 | Rochester, NY
06.17.19 | Webinar
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A., Economics
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
Ken was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Tax Law. Kenneth has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2015.
Ken has also been recognized as one of the top tax lawyers in the Washington DC edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.