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Christopher Rizek joins Holland & Knight as partner

Christopher Rizek has joined law firm Holland & Knight’s Tax, Executive Compensation and Benefits Practice as a partner and will be based in Washington DC.

Rizek represents taxpayers in all types of federal civil and criminal tax controversy cases, including captive cases.

He supports clients through Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, prepares administrative claims, and protests of IRS actions, and litigates tax and tax-related cases in US District and Appellate courts, the US Court of Federal Claims, and the US Tax Court.

Additionally, he has represented taxpayers, financial entities, and professional firms in connection with IRS examinations of tax shelters and related compliance and professional ethics issues.

Rizek will also be a key member of the firm’s nationwide tax controversy team.

“Chris has an excellent reputation and remarkable skills in handling issues that are high enforcement areas for the IRS, including captive insurance cases and employee retention tax credits,” said Todd Keator, co-leader of Holland & Knight’s Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Practice.

“Many members of the firm’s tax controversy team have worked with Chris throughout the years, so we have first-hand knowledge of his deep understanding of tax law which will greatly benefit the growth of the team and its nationwide reputation.”

Before joining Holland & Knight, Rizek was a member at Caplin & Drysdale.

Rizek was previously an attorney-advisor and associate tax legislative counsel with the US Treasury Department, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, with responsibilities for legislation and regulatory actions.

“I’m excited to join Holland & Knight’s highly regarded tax controversy team, as they are known for handling some of the most significant cases being heard by courts today,” said Rizek.

“I look forward to using my experience with IRS examinations and other tax controversy matters to guide Holland & Knight clients as the IRS continues its aggressive approach to enforcement.”