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Best Practices for Representing A Client in the IRS Audit Process

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Produced on June 09, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 10m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Tax Litigation Administrative

Course Description

This insightful course, presented by tax attorney Dewey Golkin, will review the basics of IRS Practice and Procedure and provide best practices for effectively representing a client during the IRS audit process. Mr. Golkin will discuss the best approaches for meeting the various requirements of an audit and will also walk through the mechanisms of the appeals process. Other important topics to be discussed include critical statutory deadlines, the significance of a Notice of Deficiency, and important considerations to be mindful of when practicing in the Tax Court.

Learning Objectives :

  1. Develop strategies to enable you to properly and effectively represent your clients during every stage of the audit process 

  2. Gain an understanding of an attorney’s rights and obligations in the IRS audit process

  3. Review how to comply with audit requirements and important statutory deadlines

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Dewey Golkin

Law Offices of Dewey Golkin

Dewey Golkin is a practicing attorney licensed in New York State, the United States Supreme Court, the District Court of New York, Southern and Eastern Districts and the United States Tax Court. He has served as a trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association since 1992 and currently chairs the commercial law committee.

Mr. Golkin received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters of Science in Education from University of Pennsylvania. He has also received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his L.L.M. in taxation from Temple University School of Law. Mr. Golkin is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York State. Mr. Golkin has also served as an Administrative Law Judge and Hearing Officer for over 20 years.

Mr. Golkin has more than 30 years of litigation experience and deals with a variety of areas including but not limited to Commercial Litigation, IRS practice, Estate and Tax Counseling, Criminal Defense, Administrative Law and Education Law.


  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (B.S. in Accounting)
  • University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (M.S. in Education)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)
  • Temple University – School of Law (LL.M.)


Mr. Golkin has served on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations including the St. Frances Homeless Shelter, Heart Share, Mercy Home and the Brooklyn Music School. These organizations have helped countless people who are homeless, hungry, or in some other need. He has also given numerous scholarships to students providing them with needed assistance for their education.

Mr. Golkin serves as a Deputy Chief Counsel to the New York Guard. Through the New York Guard, he prepares wills, health proxies and other documents relating to estate matters for members of the military at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn, New York. Providing this service to both active and retired members of the military has been a gratifying means of giving back to the community.

For the last 25 years, Mr. Golkin has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in tax, law and accounting at New York University and St. Joseph College. Many of his students have become lawyers and accountants and work in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Golkin is also a frequent lecturer in CLE programs at the Brooklyn Bar Association.


Dewey Golkin is the recipient of the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Science of Jurisprudence and Public Service. He has also received various awards including the State of New York Military Recruitment Medal, New York University’s Service and Teaching Award, Xaverian’s Presidential Award and various Brooklyn Bar Association Service Awards.


Michael L.

The attorney was very knowledgeable and had friendly, clear presentation style.

Michael C.

Valuable experience. Thanks.

Alice D.

Excellent, practical advice.

Michael M.

Presenter is excellent. He presents the information in a concise manner, he is interesting and, at times, funny. Highly recommend.

Laura G.

Great Course! Very interesting speaker. Would highly recommend this presentation to others!

Linda F.

Really enjoyed this speaker and also the topic!

Theresa H.


Scott A.

Allowed for a basic understanding for preparing your client during the audit process.

Craig B.

Great job giving an overview that was valuable to a non-tax lawyer

Andrew R.

Very effective presentation in pointing out critical areas to be careful about. Great conversational style with war stories to illustrate points. Well done!

Catherine D.

Great presenter

Ed Y.

Very informative

Susan S.

The instructor was very knowledgeable. I appreciated the timely real-life examples; they kept the course interesting.

Lorien Elizabeth S.

very informative and interesting

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