Our Firm Cory Stigile

stigile@taxlitigator.com Phone: (310) 281-3200
Fax: (310) 859-1430

Cory Stigile specializes in tax controversies as well as tax, business, and international tax. His representation includes Federal and state civil and criminal tax controversy matters and tax litigation, including sensitive tax-related examinations and investigations for individuals, business enterprises, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. His practice also includes complex civil tax examinations, administrative appeals and tax collection proceedings (where he is widely respected for achieving meaningful resolutions of difficult tax collection issues).

Cory Stigile is a Certified Specialist, Taxation Law, The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization and CPA licensed in California.  He is the Past-President of the Los Angeles Chapter of CalCPA.

Mr. Stigile frequently writes and lectures on topics involving taxation. His more recent speaking engagements include “Back to Basics on The Ethics of Federal Tax Practice:  Best Practices 101 for the American Bar Association Tax Section,  an “Income Tax Update” for California State University, Los Angeles, “Tax Identity Theft” for the Taxation Technical Committee of the Los Angeles Chapter of CalCPA, “The Administrative Tax Controversy Case from Examination to Appeals” for the ABA Tax Section, “Best Practices in “Settling” Cases with the IRS and FTB for the Glendale Estate Planning Counsel, the “IRS Audit Programs and Other Hot Tax Controversy Issues” for the Santa Clarita Valley Discussion Group of the Los Angeles Chapter of CalCPA, “Updates on Civil and Criminal Tax (Federal) for the Best of CLE program in Santa Monica, California, and the “Tips and Tricks for IRS, FTB & SBE Settlements” panel at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Practitioner’s Conference.  He was also interviewed by Bloomberg Law regarding IRS Wealth Squad audits focusing on the super-rich.  Mr. Stigile was awarded the distinction of Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012 through 2016, as recognized and published in Los Angeles Magazine. He is also on the Planning Committee of the Annual UCLA Extension Tax Controversy Institute and a member of the Western States Bar Association.

His civic activities have included volunteer work with the Community Tax Aid of New York (2005), the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at California Lutheran University (1997-1998), The Los Angeles Young Lawyers Association (current), and The Special Olympics in New York City. He was also the Race Director for the annual CalCPA Brentwood 5K/10K run during 2008 and 2009.

Organizations:

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
    • Co-Chair, Criminal Tax Penalties Subcommittee of CCTP (2010-2012)
    • Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Committee (CCTP) (2006)
  • Western States Bar Association Member
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • AICPA Council (2016-2017)
    • Member at Large of CalCPA Board of Directors (2014-2016)
    • President, Los Angeles Chapter (2013-2014)
    • First Vice President, Los Angeles Chapter (2012-2013)
    • CalCPA Leadership Institute (2012)
    • Vice President, Los Angeles Chapter (2010-2012)
    • Council (2009-2013)
    • Nominations Committee, State Board (2010-2012)
    • Treasurer, Los Angeles Chapter (2009-2010)
    • Los Angeles Chapter Board (2008-2013)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee (Chair, 2007)
    • Washington D.C. Delegation Presenter of Paper on Collection Due Process (2007)
  • Annual UCLA Extension Tax Controversy Institute – Conference Planning Committee Member (2010-2012)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Young Tax Lawyers
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Publications:

  • Co-author, “Will the Real John Doe Please Stand Up?: Tax Identity Theft Developments,” Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, February-March 2012
  • Co-author “Important Developments During the Year – Important Criminal Developments,” The Tax Lawyer, 2010-2012
  • Author – Collection Due Process – The Administrative Record for Tax Court Proceedings (2007)
  • Co-author, “The Effects of a Federal Tax Adjustment by the Internal Revenue Service on a California Personal Resident,” California Tax Lawyer, Spring 2006
  • Co-author, “Strategic Options for Taxpayers – California Tax Procedure 101,” California Tax Lawyer, Winter 2006
  • “Like-Kind Basics for Commercial and Residential Developers and Brokers,” C&R Resource, March 2006
  • Co-author “Important Developments During the Year – Important Civil Developments,” The Tax Lawyer, Summer 2006

Education:

  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University
  • J.D., Emory University
    • B.S., Accounting, California Lutheran University cum laude
    • Minor in Philosophy