Practice: Drawing upon his trial experience as a former federal prosecutor with the Criminal Tax Division of the Department of Justice and his substantive civil federal tax background and experience, with a Master in Tax Law from Georgetown University and as Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Mr. Grady’s practice primary centers on federal white collar defense representation and representation and litigation with the Internal Revenue Service in income and estate tax, criminal tax, trust fund recovery tax controversies, and complex collection controversies and litigation. The firm’s federal criminal tax and federal white collar crime defense representation relates to administrative and grand jury investigations and indictments relating to alleged violations of federal criminal tax, currency violations, representing public/elected officials in public corruption and campaign finance law violations, health care fraud, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, securities fraud, and other white collar related laws and investigations initiated and conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Department of Justice, and other federal law enforcement agencies. The firm’s civil tax controversy representation relates to representation before the IRS in all stages of civil tax controversies, from audit examination, appeals, complex collection representation, penalty matters, refunds, liens and levies, trust fund recovery controversies, and civil and criminal litigation against the IRS. Finally, the firm represents corporate and small businesses in planning, structuring and representation, including substantive civil tax advice planning for businesses and individuals, including assisting individuals with estate and asset protection planning.
Admitted: 1982, Ohio; 1983, U.S. Tax Court; 1984, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Education: Capital University, J.D., 1982 (Order of the Curia), B.A., 1977; Georgetown University, LL.M., Taxation, 1988; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Ohio, 1984 (Inactive).
Member: Columbus (Member, Professional Ethics Committee, 2004-; Chairman: Taxation Committee, 1994-1995; Business Tax Subcommittee, 1991-1993), Ohio State and American (Committee Member, 1999-, Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties) Bar Associations; Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Biography: AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Federal Taxation, 1995-2015; Named Super Lawyer 2005-2015; Adjunct Professor, Civil and Criminal IRS Tax Controversies Practicum, Capital University Law School, Master’s in Tax Law Program, 1990-. Certified Public Accountant, Ohio, 1984. Prosecutor’s Division, 1982-1983 and Civil Division, 1984, Columbus City Attorney’s Office. Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Criminal Tax Section, 1985-1988; Partner, Isaac, Brant, Ledman & Becker, 1988-1992; Partner, Hahn, Loeser & Parks, 1992-1997; Partner, Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, 1997-2003; Author: “IRS Attacks on Nontaxpayers – Fraudulent Conveyances and Other Third-Party Liability Theories: When You Might Want to Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth,” Journal of Tax Practice and Procedures, 2001.