Anthony Kim has worked over 26 years as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, as a legal adviser and has litigated some of the most complex tax issues for the U.S. Treasury Department. During his government career, Tony supervised national industry programs covering sports, telecommunications, gaming, high technology, media & entertainment, working closely with IRS technical Advisors to propose/draft published guidance. Beginning in 2009, Tony served as one of five primary counsel to assist the newly formed IRS global high wealth (GHW) industry group, a specialized unit focusing on the selection and audit of high net-worth individuals. In this role, Tony assisted IRS revenue agents develop facts and legal positions in specialized audits focused on individuals with high total positive income. He has received numerous awards for his legal work over the course of his career including recognition from the United States Department of Justice for his special contribution in one major GHW case.
In addition to his government background, Tony worked in the private sector as an Executive Director of Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services with Ernst & Young, LLP (E&Y) from 2008-2009. In this role, he led the Pacific Northwest controversy practice for E&Y assisting clients to address a wide range of IRS compliance issues. Tony represented Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals, assisting them to optimize tax planning opportunities and representing his clients before the IRS in audits.
Tony has served as an instructor at IRS training sessions and as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation (19 years) and at St. Mary’s College (9 years). At St. Mary’s College, he managed the school’s community engagement program, where he trained students to become qualified to serve as volunteers at local nonprofit organizations in order to provide tax assistance to low income individuals/families.
Tony attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows where he played football for the Terriers. He earned his political science degree from Amherst College, an MBA (specializing in accounting) from the College of William & Mary, and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the New York state bar, and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.