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Ken Weil's law practice focuses on helping individuals resolve their tax problems with the IRS and the state. He has the unique ability to resolve problems using both Tax Code and Bankruptcy Code solutions. Sometimes the Tax Code works best, such as offers in compromise or thestatute of limitation on collection. Sometimes the Bankruptcy Code works best, such as Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Sometimes an arcane rule can help with a tax lien or levy, e.g., Washington state is one of only a handful of states where the notice of federal tax lien for personal property is filed with the Office of the Secretary of State (Department of Licensing). Even if the tax has to be paid through an installment agreement, Ken can help make the process more bearable.
In 1997, he served as one of four practitioners from the private sector on the Tax Advisory Committee to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. That committee, at the request of the NBRC, took a comprehensive look at all issues related to tax and bankruptcy.
The ABA Tax Section made a substantial contribution to the Tax Advisory Committee work. Thereafter, the ABA Tax Section formed a new Committee on Bankruptcy and Workouts. Mr. Weil is a founding member of that committee, immediate Past Chair, and a long time Vice-Chair. He has been responsible for writing the committee's annual updates on new developments in tax and bankruptcy since its inception.