Adam Barker is a tax attorney and is admitted for the practice of law in the states of California, Massachusetts, and Colorado. Adam focuses his practice on estate planning and representing taxpayers in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board, and other taxing authorities.
Adam assists individuals and families in wealth transfer planning through the creation of wills, living trusts, and irrevocable trusts. Such plans implement sophisticated strategies to protect assets from creditors and taxes in order to maximize wealth preservation for families across multiple generations. Adam works carefully with each client’s team of advisors, including accountants and investment advisors, making sure that each client’s estate plan is consistent with their broader life goals and is closely tailored to their individual financial outlook.
With respect to tax disputes, Adam has helped hundreds of clients, including individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts, navigate their tax problems with the taxing authorities. His tax controversy practice includes representation in examinations and audits, representation in Appeals, litigation in the Tax Court, collection defense, offers in compromise, payment agreements, large-dollar penalty abatement, Trust Fund Recovery Penalty determinations, worker classifications, and other similar matters.
- Colorado, 2004
- Massachusetts, 2007
- California, 2014
- University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, 2004, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation;
- University of Denver College of Law, 2002, J.D.;
- University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999, Bachelor of Economics