Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Office
24 North 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5758
(701) 775-0521

Pearson Christensen, PLLP Practice Areas – Tax


The tax attorneys at Pearson Christensen, PLLP, provide a full range of tax controversy services to people and businesses throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana including research on tax issues, opinion letters and expert defense.

The firm’s tax attorneys are continually maintaining and expanding their tax knowledge, and several of our attorneys teach at the University of North Dakota School of Law, the North Dakota Tax Practitioners Institute and in other educational forums.

Representing clients in jury trials before the United States District Court and bench trials in the United States Tax Court, the firm has been successful in obtaining favorable results for our clients, including recovery of attorney fees from the government.

Several recent decisions of note include: McNamara v. Comm., 87 A.F.T.R.2d 2001-310 (8th Cir. 2000) (cash rent to active farmers not necessarily subject to SE tax); NDSU v. U.S. 87 A.F.T.R.. 2d 2001-2552 (8th Cir. 2001) (tenure buyouts not payment of wages subject to withholding taxes); H.B. & R., Inc. v. U.S., 86 A.F.T.R.. 2d 2000-6426 (8th Cir. 2000) (air transportation of employees was a necessary business expense not subject to withholding taxes.)

Many of the firm’s clients are referred by other attorneys or clients. The firm prides itself on working well with other firms, with the ultimate goal of achieving the best possible results for our mutual clients.

The firm’s tax attorneys include:

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