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David B. Coffin - Southlake, TX

300 Miron Drive Southlake, TX 76092

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Southlake Tax Law Lawyer

Overview

David B. Coffin is the sole and founding member of the DFW law firm of David Coffin PLLC. His practice is focused solely on IRS controversy and disputes for individuals and businesses throughout Texas.

Before opening his firm in November of 2010, David practiced as a Trial Attorney for more than 11 years with the Department of Justice Tax Division, where he represented the IRS in bankruptcy and federal district courts throughout Texas...

David B. Coffin is the sole and founding member of the DFW law firm of David Coffin PLLC. His practice is focused solely on IRS controversy and disputes for individuals and businesses throughout Texas.

Before opening his firm in November of 2010, David practiced as a Trial Attorney for more than 11 years with the Department of Justice Tax Division, where he represented the IRS in bankruptcy and federal district courts throughout Texas. His cases included several complex legal and factual corporate tax shelter cases, see, e.g., TransCapital Leasing Associates 1990-II L.P. v. United States, 97 A.F.T.R.2d 2006-1916, 2006 WL 897723 (W. D. Texas March 31, 2006), aff’d without published opinion, 246 Fed. Appx. 266, 100 A.F.T.R.2d 2007-5778 (5th Cir. August 23, 2007); and Enbridge Energy Co., Inc. v. United States, 553 F.Supp.2d 716 (S.D. Tex. 2008), aff’d without published opinion, 354 Fed. Appx. 15, 104 A.F.T.R.2d 2009-7289 (5th Cir. November 10, 2009).

David also handled a wide range of cases dealing with the enforcement of federal tax liens including claims of fraudulent conveyances, nominee holders and jeopardy levies, and cases involving the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessment. See, e.g., In re Wren Alexander Investments, LLC, 2011 WL 748131 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2011); United States v. Evans, 513 F. Supp. 2d 825 (W.D. Tex. 2007), Parr v. United States, 203 F. Supp. 2d 726, 2002 (S.D. Tex. 2002), United States v. Burnett, 2010 WL 3941906 (S.D. Tex. 2010), Pircher v. United States, 2008 WL 5245409, (W.D. Tex. 2008) and In re Chabrand, 301 B.R. 468 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2003).

David earned his BBA in accounting and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is licensed to practice law and is a certified public accountant in Oklahoma and Texas. David and his wife, Sonja have 3 children and reside in Grapevine, Texas. He is currently an adjunct professor at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, teaching Federal Tax Practice and Procedure.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1992
  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Classes and Seminars

  • Federal Tax Practice and Procedure Class , Southern Methodist University Law School
  • Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy, DFW Area Trustees Conference, 2011 - 2012
  • Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy, University of Texas Law School, 2011, 2013

Past Positions

  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Division, Trial Attorney, 1999 - 2010
  • Klingenberg & Assoc., P.C., Associate Attorney, 1992 - 1998

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1992
    J.D.
    Honors: With Distinction
  • Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma, 1987
    B.B.A.
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Accounting

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

300 Miron Drive Southlake, TX 76092

Fax

  • 817-796-1498

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Texas list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David B. Coffin on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Recognition in Tax law by SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers and Lawyers of Distinction
  • Outstanding Attorney, 2005
  • Internal Revenue Service Lucite Award 2008, for work in Enbridge case
  • US DOJ Tax Division Awards for Special Act or Service, 2007
  • US DOJ Tax Division Award for Outstanding Attorney, 2005

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