"I am pleased that I recommended Stephen Kirkland to a pharmaceutical company in New York City. His expert report and his appearance at the appeals conference helped the company’s attorneys negotiate a very favorable settlement with the IRS on an unreasonable compensation claim."
Seymour B. Jeffries, Esq.
Retired Professor, Harvard Law School
"Even if you are a seasoned tax veteran, with credentials and licenses in abundance, you simply can’t know it all when it comes to tax resolution services. Unless you have logged 40 or 50 compensation cases with the IRS, I strongly recommend that you seek an experienced professional to guide you through the rough terrain you will undoubtedly experience during the process. Stephen Kirkland is the professional I chose after interviewing attorneys, CPAs, and other consultants. The case that he exemplified his talents in was a large construction company (that was a C-corporation), two family partnerships, and the owner’s personal income tax return for 2007. The issues were potentially unreasonable compensation (in excess of $1,800,000) and undocumented shareholder loans (in excess of $1,300,000). The final outcome for the Client was much better than we expected based on these facts. With Stephen’s guidance, and learned case management techniques, we were able to work with the IRS without the usual relationship discomfort. The final outcome was a very small assessment for an agreed-upon corporate dividend to the Shareholder that would have otherwise been taxed at the 35% rate. My client was very pleased. Stephen is a true compensation expert who also understands the complex tax issues. He responded to every request promptly."
Ronald Oddo, CHBC, EA, CFP™, CDFA™, AAMS® CTRS CAS®
The PM Group-Arizona, Ltd.
"Stephen Kirkland provided superlative and painstaking expert analysis in connection with prosecution by my firm to recover a purported fraudulent transfer made by a company to its President and CEO. Atlantic Executive’s analysis of applicable data and other expert materials they prepared for the litigation proved to be indispensable in the litigation. Stephen’s expertise was pivotal in connection with reaching a favorable settlement."
Denise Savage, Esq.
Savage Law PLLC
Bronx, New York
"Stephen Kirkland was our consultant during an IRS audit of our company. The dispute regarded my compensation which the IRS deemed to be excessive. Stephen’s professionalism, understanding of the IRS mode of operations, along with his highly-effective presentation resulted in a 100% victory. I would highly recommend him in this capacity as he is a skilled negotiator."
Morris Cregger, CEO
Cregger Company, Inc.
Columbia, South Carolina