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Common Law

Your Tax Attorney.

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    Experienced.

    We have decades of experience helping clients resolve all manner of local, state and IRS tax problems.

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    Efficient.

    Our no nonsense approach gets right to the heart of the matter without wasted time.

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    Effective.

    Our mission is get you out of the courtroom and back to your life with the best outcome possible.

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Mike Black

I started Common Law after leaving a large Salt Lake firm. My goal is to provide effective and efficient expertise in the resolution of tax and financial disputes. I have done my job when I have reduced the stress of dealing with the government and the legal system, and I have helped you find a resolution that works for you.

I’ve been practicing law for over twenty years. I have litigated numerous cases at city, county, and state tax agencies, at all of the IRS administrative levels, and at the trial court level in both the state and federal courts of Utah, courts in other states, and the United States Tax Court.

I also have substantial appellate court experience, including before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.

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We take care of the legal legwork so you can focus on the more important things in your life. We shoulder the legal burden on your behalf, putting all of our efforts into getting you the best possible outcome. Additionally, we ensure that we maintain consistent, routine communication so that we are always acting in your best interests. Our years of experience honed our legal process so that we are prepared for any case developments.

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  • A tax audit is a thorough inspection of your tax returns and records by the Internal Revenue Service or other tax agency.

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