Eric is a tax attorney based in Detroit with experience in tax and financial controversy including IRS and state tax audits, tax litigation, criminal investigations and tax debt relief. For more information, please visit: https://www.varnumlaw.com/people-eric-m-nemeth Eric leads the firm's Tax Planning, Compliance and Litigation Practice Team. He has extensive experience in tax law with a focus on all aspects of related civil and criminal law, as well as complex financial investigative and litigation matters. Through a collaborative and proactive process he has achieved exceptional results, including multiple discontinued or "dropped" investigations, litigation victories and, where appropriate, effective sentencing advocacy resulting in multiple occasions of greatly reduced sentences or no jail time for his clients. The ability to organize and plan a highly technical or complex defense to an investigation also enables Eric to conduct proactive fraud investigations on behalf of clients that suspect embezzlement or theft by employees or contractors. Eric represents businesses, individuals and other entities such as trusts and estates in the defense of IRS, FBI, Homeland Security, state police and other law-enforcement agency investigations. He has significant experience in counseling and representing witnesses, victims and targets of an investigation, and his counsel is widely sought by other lawyers, accountants and financial advisors. A long-time leader in the tax and financial field, Eric has led or assisted in matters for clients on five continents and over most of the United States. He routinely provides legal advice and counsel to clients regarding the tax implications of assets held outside of the United States. Eric's clients benefit from his prior experience representing the government in IRS audits, investigations, negotiations and litigation. He started his career as a senior trial lawyer for IRS Chief Counsel (Honors Program) and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He also proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate. During his tenure with the government, Eric litigated complex matters and provided legal support, guidance and strategy for a multitude of criminal investigations and civil tax examinations. His service was recognized with multiple performance awards. Eric stays on top of legal developments as a regular visiting professor and lecturer. He also authors several articles per year, is a regular speaker to professional groups and has received a multitude of peer recognition awards.