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CANCELLED ... March 2020 Membership Meeting - Back Taxes Fallout: Passports and Liens


March 19, 2020 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Simon Law Firm | 800 Market Street, Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101

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  • Registrations are required for all attendees.  
  • Registration deadline is end of day March 12, 2020.  No exceptions since final count is due at that time.
  • No refunds after the registration deadline.
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Lunch: Ces & Judy's

Featured Speaker: Charles Harry, Attorney at Law

Legal Experience

1992-present– Harry Charles, Attorney at Law, St. Louis, MO.
sole practitioner, practice limited to federal, state and local tax controversies; have handled over 1300 tax cases, including Missouri Supreme Court cases, U.S. Tax Court trials, Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission trials

1989-1992 Bryan Cave law firm. St. Louis, MO.
Associate, Tax Litigation Group (supervisor, Juan D. Keller, partner)
Tried and assisted in trial and appeal of various federal, state and local tax controversies.

1986-1989 Rosenblum, Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft, PC
St. Louis, MO
Associate, Litigation Section.
Tried and assisted in trial and appeal of numerous jury and non-jury personal injury, domestic, commercial and tax cases.

1983-1986 Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis
Assistant Circuit Attorney; final position, attorney on Felony Trial Staff; approximately 30 jury trials, numerous bench trials. Special Assistant Circuit Attorney on several occasions, most recently in 1997, assisting with “Midnite Basketball” investigation at St. Louis City Hall (embezzlement).

Education & Certifications

2013 Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)

1991 LLM (Tax) Washington University School of Law,
St. Louis, MO.

Certified Public Accountant (MO.), Registered CPA (IL.)

1983 J.D., University of Illinois College of Law,
Champaign, IL.

1980 MBA, Washington University Graduate School of Business, St. Louis, MO.

1979 A.B. Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Recent Publications & Presentations

2011-2018 Consultant to Prometric, Inc. for two IRS testing programs. Minneapolis, MN.

2010 “Resolving Tax Lien Issues and Understanding Tax Lien Foreclosures and Sales” in seminar entitled “Solving Recession-Related Title Problems,” Clayton, MO, Oct. 14, 2010 & Kansas City, MO, May 13, 2011.“Representing the Delinquent Taxpayer: Q & A” St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2010, p. 36-41;“Current Issues in Representing Taxpayers,” 2010 Missouri Association of Tax Practitioners, Columbia, MO, Nov. 12, 2010; Tax Issues Arising in Bankruptcy,” 2015 supplement to Missouri Bankruptcy Practice. Ch. 16 (publ., Missouri Bar)

2009 Missouri Bar Taxation Handbook, Ch. 11 (co-author, 2009)

2013-present Adjunct Professor, Accounting, Webster University

2014-present Adjunct Professor, Tax & Accounting, Lindenwood University

1997-2015 Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, Tax Fraud Prosecutions.

1994-present Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, Federal Tax Procedure.

Practice Named to 2007-2018 Missouri “Superlawyers” list in Tax Law; Listed as “Best Lawyer if the IRS Calls” (tie, 3rd Place), Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Oct. 1, 2007, p. 13; A/V rated (highest rating), Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
Admitted to practice, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. District Court (E.D.MO., W.D.MO.), Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; licensed to practice in Missouri & Illinois


(1) what to do about back taxes? A big deal?

(2) what do tax liens do?

(3) is there a way to deal with unfiled tax returns?

(4) what can trigger a (rare) audit?

(5) collecting and retrieving copies of tax return records/tax transcripts

(6) reviewing and analyze/summarizing tax return records/tax transcripts

(7) tax paralegals roles and responsibilities



$0.00 Member

$35.00 Non-Member