Abbey B. Garber
Holland & Knight LLP
Abbey Garber is a tax attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Garber focuses his practice on tax litigation and providing advice in connection with applying tax laws to individuals, estates, corporations and partnerships.
Mr. Garber has experience in all aspects of IRS practice, including audit, appeals, collection and litigation. He works with a range of clients, including individuals, small businesses and multi-national corporations, to resolve their tax disputes.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Garber served as an attorney, manager and executive for more than 30 years in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, where he tried cases of all sizes in U.S. Tax Court, earning significant favorable opinions in fraud, tax shelter and many other cases. He also received a full Tax Court opinion in an attorneys' fees case and prosecuted criminal tax cases in U.S. District Court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. In addition, Mr. Garber served as the Southwest Area Team Leader in Chief Counsel, charged with ensuring collaboration and cooperation across operating divisions in a nine-state area.
Abbey received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1985 and a B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Currently, he is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and American College of Tax Counsel. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Tax Section and Administrative Practice Committee member of the American Bar Association Tax Section. He is the Treasurer of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section and on the Tax Law 2023 Planning Committee of the State Bar of Texas Advanced Tax Law Course. He is also the Chair of the Temple Shalom Brotherhood Softball Hall of Fame.
His recent accolades include being named to The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tax Law, Litigation and Controversy-Tax; The Legal 500 USA, Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious; Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Tax: Litigation; and receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Texas Tax Section.