Niles A. Elber is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. He has been with the firm since 2004. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Elber spent five years practicing with a boutique tax firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he advised clients on a variety of tax planning and controversy matters.
Mr. Elber helps clients with their civil and criminal tax problems. He has substantial experience dealing with offshore compliance matters and has represented hundreds of clients in voluntary disclosures, FBAR Penalty exams, and criminal investigations and prosecutions related to unreported foreign bank accounts. Mr. Elber handles tax controversies at all levels including IRS examinations, appeals and collection matters, and proceedings in federal court.
Mr. Elber has also worked extensively on both IRS criminal investigation division and grand jury criminal tax investigations. With respect to both his civil and criminal tax work, Mr. Elber has particular experience in directing substantial forensic accounting projects and in guiding clients through summons and subpoena compliance involving large-scale document productions.
Mr. Elber speaks regularly on offshore reporting and tax enforcement, representing taxpayers before the IRS, and sentencing issues arising from criminal tax cases. He is a former ABA Nolan Fellow and has an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.