Christin M. Bucci

Christin M. Bucci

Founding Partner
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone:
954-900-9107
800-743-4263
Fax:
954-764-4401
Email:

Christin M. Bucci focuses her practice on the successful resolution of federal and state tax controversies. She has over 20 years of extensive experience in representing individuals and corporations in tax matters before all levels of the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Tax Court and Federal District Court, offering an unparalleled level of services and insight into the most challenging tax disputes. Christin M. Bucci has also counseled corporate and individual clients in numerous tax planning strategies and transaction matters, both domestic and international. She holds a Master of Taxation (LL.M.) and a Master of International & Comparative Law (LL.M.) from Georgetown University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Prior to founding Bucci Law Offices, Christin M. Bucci was an attorney at PricewaterhouseCoopers. With more than 20 years of experience, she has received many distinguished awards such as a 2015 Super Lawyer, and Avvo’s 10 Top Tax Award and Client’s Choice Award. Christin has also been “AV Preeminent” rated 5.0 out of 5.0 (2010-2015) by her professional peers through Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review System. The “AV” Rating of “Preeminent” legal ability is the highest rating awarded, and a testament from peer legal professionals of the highest level of professional excellence and unquestionable ethics.

Christin M. Bucci is licensed to practice law in Florida, Ohio, and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • IRS

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant in Florida and Ohio

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation - 2000
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M., Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law - 1999
  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate - 1996
  • John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, B.S.B.A.
    • 1993
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • "Taxation of International Electronic Commerce: Where Cyberspace and the Real World Collide"
  • Independent Research: "Joint and Several Justice: Innocent Spouse Relief for Criminal Prosecutions"
  • "When Seeing is Not Believing – Inherent Fallibilities of Eyewitness Testimony" – Professor John McElhaney

Representative Cases

  • United States v. Taxpayers | Outcome: $5 million case against our clients dismissed with prejudice!

Classes/Seminars

  • Identity Theft – IRS 2013 Nationwide Tax Forum
  • Identity Theft – What has the IRS Done? – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • FICPA 28th Annual Accounting Show
  • Hot Practice Tips for Representing an Individual Taxpayer Before and During an IRS
  • Examination – 2013 American Bar Association Midyear Tax Meeting
  • Circular 230 – 2013 American Bar Association Joint Fall Tax Meeting
  • Identity Theft: Issues for the Tax Practitioner and the Taxpayer - 2013 American Bar
  • Association Tax Section Midyear Meeting
  • Tips for Representing a Taxpayer Before and During an IRS Examination - 2013 American Bar
  • Association Joint Fall Tax Meeting
  • IRS Audits of Electronic Accounting Systems - 2012 American Bar Association Tax Section
  • Fall Meeting in Boston
  • Professional Standards – 2012 American Bar Association Joint Tax Fall Meeting

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Top Rated Tax Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2015-2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney, Avvo, 2015
  • Preeminent Women Lawyers', Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Client’s Choice Award, Avvo, 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated , Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award , Georgetown University Law Center, 1999
  • Avvo’s 10 Top Tax Award
  • A+ Rating BBB

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, 2005 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1999 - Present
  • Ohio Bar, 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Southern District of Florida Federal Bar, Member
  • South Florida Tax Litigation Association, Member
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants International Tax Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Tax Section, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Southeast Regional IRS Bar Liaison, Member, 2012 - Present
  • ABA Section of Tax Collection, Bankruptcy & Workouts Committee, Chair, 2017 - 2018
  • ABA Section of Taxation, Bankruptcy & Workouts Committee, Vice Chair, 2014 - 2017
  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation Continuing Legal Education, Committee Vice Chair, 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section: Individual & Families Committee, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section: Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Liaison to Administrative Practice Committee, Subcommittee Vice Chair
  • District of Columbia Bar Taxation, Section Member
  • Miami Beach Bar Association
  • The American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • Accountancy Board of Ohio
  • State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Better Business Bureau

Pro Bono Activities

  • Aqua Foundation for Women
  • Low Income Taxpayer's Clinic