Mitch Dubick concentrates his practice in tax controversy matters, representing individual and business entities before the IRS and all state taxing authorities, as well as business, real estate, and tax planning. His decades of experience and cost-effective solutions have made him the choice of clients, accountants, and other lawyers to handle their tax disputes, including audits, overdue returns, offshore accounting, appeals, collection matters (including liens and levies), installment agreements and Offers in Compromise.
In recent years, Mr. Dubick has:
- Persuaded the IRS in a Tax Court case to concede more than $10,000,000 in proposed taxes and refunds.
- Permitted a struggling business to avoid threatened closure by the IRS, SBE and EDD through installment agreements.
- Obtained relief for taxpayers with foreign bank accounts.
- Negotiated Offers in Compromise with the IRS, FTB, EDD, and SBE.
- Successfully concluded civil audits and appeals and criminal fraud investigations.
- Persuaded the State Board of Equalization to relieve a chief financial officer of liability for his company’s unpaid sales taxes.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Dubick began his legal career with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., handling civil and criminal cases throughout the United States. Since coming to San Diego in 1981, he has handled a wide variety of corporate, partnership, and individual business and tax litigation matters, as well as serving as an expert witness. He is a past Chair of the Taxation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, and served for several years as the attorney representative on the IRS District Director’s Tax Practitioner Panel. Mr. Dubick is a frequent speaker before tax professionals in the areas of tax disputes and litigation, and received the highest rating (A-V) from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability. He has been named several times as one of the Southern California Super Lawyers®.
In addition to professional commitments, Mr. Dubick has served on many charitable boards and organizations. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Seacrest Village of San Diego Senior Community Centers, Chairman of Second Chance, and a National Commissioner and National Executive Committee Member of the Anti-Defamation League. Recognized for his commitment, he received the ADL’s Torch of Leadership Award. He is also a trustee of the San Diego Museum of Man.