Tom Cullinan is a member of Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group who focuses on tax controversies against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has represented a large number of corporations, partnerships, and high net-worth individuals in all phases of tax controversy. Tom has handled well over 100 IRS audits, and he has represented many clients before the Appeals Division of the IRS. Tom has extensive experience in resolving tax matters either through settlement or litigation. Tom has practiced in front of several U.S. district courts, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and several appellate courts.
Clients say that Tom has “great knowledge of the procedure and internal workings of the IRS,” Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009), and that he “has a fantastic knowledge of tax procedure.” Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2010).
Tom started his career as a CPA in New York, where he worked with clients in the retail, manufacturing and real estate sectors. Before joining Sutherland, Tom served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jerome Turner, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee.
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J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1998,
Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
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M.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1992
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1990