MEET OUR EXPERTS

alliantNational has the experience and expertise to guide you through even the most complex areas of the tax code.

John Dies

Managing Director of Tax Controversy

John Dies is an experienced trial attorney and a former partner from a well-respected litigation firm based in Houston, TX. He has represented hundreds of clients and tried cases to verdict throughout
the United States.

John specializes in rehabilitating audits where a taxpayer or other service provider requires alliantgroup’s help after the IRS or taxing authority has announced the intent to issue a total disallowance or negative result. He has extensive experience in several specific areas of tax, including audit and credit defense, captive insurance compliance, controversy services, domestic and international tax planning and tax exempt services.

RECENT PROJECTS

  • Represented a national grocery chain that faced sizeable payroll penalties
    Result: The defense provided by alliantgroup, led by Mr. Dies, resulted in the corporation saving in excess of $500,000 in penalties.
  • Represented a yacht owner who faced a large assessment associated with hobby losses.
    Result: Mr. Dies oversaw the defense that restored the assessment to $0 and the tax return was accepted as filed.

NOTABLE LITIGATION

  • Eric G. Suder v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Oct 2014)
  • Avongard Products USA, LTD d/b/a Hydraulx, v. United States of America (Jan 2015)
  • Harper International Corp v. The United States (Dec 2014)
  • Cooper Surgical, Inc. and Lone Star Medical Products v. United States of America (Jul 2007)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stanford International Bank Ltd. Et al (Feb 2009)
  • Coppedge v. Sabatti SPA (Jul 2007)
  • Beck et al v. Howse Implement Company (Jun 2006)
  • Sungro v. Scotts – Sierra (Feb 2005)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Dies, J.; Petronchak, K., Suggs, W (2014 Oct 21) Penalties – Getting Past Continued Complexity and Changes at the IRS
  • Dies, J.; Harris, W. (2014 Aug 19) IRS Appeals Strategy – Making The Most of Every Opportunity
  • Dies, J.; Harris, W., Noll, M. (2014 Jul 22) Employee Independent Contractors – Limiting Risk
  • Dies, J.; Feldman, M. (2013 November 18) Repair and Maintenance Regulations – O, That Way Madness Lies
  • Dies, J. (2008 Nov 20) Keeping Your Head Above Water – A Primer on Litigation Protection for the Financial Professional

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Licensed in several federal jurisdictions, United States Tax Court, United States Federal Court of Claims and in all Texas courts

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

11/4/2015 – The 2015 IRS Scrutiny on Captive Insurance Continues: An Update on CICS and New Associated Risks

CONTACT INFO

3009 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2000

Houston, TX 77056

P 713.350.3569

F 713.877.9657

713.877.9600

EDUCATION

  • B.A., University of Houston
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law