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David B. Coffin

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  • Tax Law

Biography

David B. Coffin is the sole and founding member of the DFW law firm of David Coffin PLLC. His practice is focused solely on IRS controversy and disputes for individuals and businesses throughout Texas.

Before opening his firm in November of 2010, David practiced as a Trial Attorney for more than 11 years with the Department of Justice Tax Division, where he represented the IRS in bankruptcy and federal district courts throughout Texas. His cases included several complex legal and factual corporate tax shelter cases, see, e.g., TransCapital Leasing Associates 1990-II L.P. v. United States, 97 A.F.T.R.2d 2006-1916, 2006 WL 897723 (W. D. Texas March 31, 2006), aff’d without published opinion, 246 Fed. Appx. 266, 100 A.F.T.R.2d 2007-5778 (5th Cir. August 23, 2007); and Enbridge Energy Co., Inc. v. United States, 553 F.Supp.2d 716 (S.D. Tex. 2008), aff’d without published opinion, 354 Fed. Appx. 15, 104 A.F.T.R.2d 2009-7289 (5th Cir. November 10, 2009).

David also handled a wide range of cases dealing with the enforcement of federal tax liens including claims of fraudulent conveyances, nominee holders and jeopardy levies, and cases involving the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessment. See, e.g., In re Wren Alexander Investments, LLC, 2011 WL 748131 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 2011); United States v. Evans, 513 F. Supp. 2d 825 (W.D. Tex. 2007), Parr v. United States, 203 F. Supp. 2d 726, 2002 (S.D. Tex. 2002), United States v. Burnett, 2010 WL 3941906 (S.D. Tex. 2010), Pircher v. United States, 2008 WL 5245409, (W.D. Tex. 2008) and In re Chabrand, 301 B.R. 468 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2003).

David earned his BBA in accounting and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is licensed to practice law and is a certified public accountant in Oklahoma and Texas. David and his wife, Sonja have 3 children and reside in Grapevine, Texas.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admission

  • Oklahoma, 1992
  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Enbridge Energy Co. v. United States, 553 F.Supp.2d 716 (S.D. Tex. 2008), 2008, USDC
  • TransCapital Leasing Associates 1990-II L.P. v. United States, 97 A.F.T.R.2d 2006-1916 (W. D. Texas March 31, 2006), 2006, USDC
  • United States v. Evans, 513 F. Supp. 2d 825 (W.D. Tex. 2007), 2007, USDC
  • Parr v. United States, 203 F. Supp. 2d 726 (S.D. Tex. 2002), 2002
  • United States v. Burnett, 2010 WL 3941906 (S.D. Tex. 2010), 2010
  • Pircher v. United States, 2008 WL 5245409 (W.D. Tex. 2008), 2008
  • In re Chabrand, 301 B.R. 468 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2003), 2003

Honors

  • US DOJ Tax Division Awards for Special Act or Service, 2007
  • US DOJ Tax Division Award for Outstanding Attorney, 2005 

Classes & Seminars

  • Federal Tax Practice and Procedure Class , Southern Mehtodist University Law School
  • Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy, DFW Area Trustees Conference, 2011 to 2012
  • Discharging Federal Taxes in Bankruptcy, University of Texas Law School, 2011, 2013

Past Positions

  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Division, Trial Attorney, 1999 to 2010
  • Klingenberg & Assoc., P.C., Associate Attorney, 1992 to 1998

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Current Employment Position

  • Principal Attorney