Gabriel Nuñez-Lafontaine is a tax attorney specializing in tax controversy work, international tax compliance, and tax planning. Recruited as an Honors Hire after graduating from the University of Colorado law school, he worked for the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service for three years. His work at Chief Counsel consisted of motions practice and litigating a diverse array of tax cases before the United States Tax Court. He also assisted his client, the I.R.S., in its collection of delinquent tax liabilities and worked with the United States Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice Tax Division on bankruptcy matters and foreclosures.Gabriel has supported I.R.S. Agents and Estate and Gift Tax Attorneys in numerous summons interviews of high net worth taxpayers both in the international and domestic context. He has worked on cases related to FBAR penalties, foreign trusts, foreign entities, unreported income, abusive Roth schemes, and voluntary disclosure issues. He has been involved with two separate estate and gift tax examinations, including one that led to the imposition of I.R.C. Section 2036.He has a passion for tackling complex tax problems and negotiating on behalf of his clients. In his spare time, he can be found on ski slopes in the Rocky Mountains, playing his acoustic and electric guitar, traveling internationally, and hiking with his two dogs.
- Admitted to the Texas State Bar
- Admitted to the United States Tax Court
- Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder
- Master of Arts in International Studies (Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration) from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in Colorado
- Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
- Attended Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas