Anthony V. Diosdi, J.D., LL.M.
Anthony Diosdi, Esq. is currently a Senior Associate Tax Attorney at Moskowitz LLP. He advises and represents individuals and businesses nationwide in the following:
- Tax litigation before all federal courts and various state courts
- Criminal tax fraud investigations
- Sensitive civil tax examinations where fraud or substantial penalty issues may arise
- Complex tax shelter matters, including criminal and civil penalties
- Voluntary disclosures
- Federal income tax planning and international tax planning
In addition, Anthony has extensive experience representing clients in every stage of an Internal Revenue Service audit. Many of the clients Anthony represents involve allegations of undeclared foreign bank accounts, including those with undisclosed corporate structures and unfilled Treasury "FBAR" forms. He is currently representing numerous clients worldwide in all phases of the IRS Foreign Settlement Initiative.
Anthony frequently takes cases to trial on behalf of clients before the United States Tax Court and the Federal Claims Court. He has also litigated in numerous federal district courts nationwide, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various state courts. Anthony also has litigated controversies outside the scope of tax controversies. For example, recently Anthony has litigated a case before the United States District Court where he successfully defended a client accused of securities fraud. Anthony also has negotiated a complex plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice on behalf of a defendant criminally accused of interstate wire fraud.
Anthony is a member of the Florida Bar, and is currently licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Claims Court, Federal District Court of Colorado, and the United States Tax Court.
LL.M – (Advanced Law Degree) – Taxation, Golden Gate Univ. - 2000
J.D. – Quinnipiac University School of Law – 1998
B.S. – Political Science, Florida Atlantic University – 1994
Admissions and Affiliations
State Bar of Florida
United States Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Books, Articles, Chapters and Speeches
Anthony has written extensively on topics relating to federal income taxation:
Co-author "Charitable Contributions of Industrial/Commercial Property: Market Tax Benefits, Plus Bargain Sales Revisited" which appeared in the Real Estate Tax Digest (May 2001) P. 15
Benefit Using the LLC. Appeared in A.D. Kessler's Creative Real Estate Magazine (March 2009) P. 14
How Real Estate Investors Can Deduct Unlimited Losses. Appeared in Commercial Property. (January/February 2009) P. 7
McConnell, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, T.C. Memo. 2008-167. (Constitutional basis of penalties and statute of limitations.)
Rafferty v. United States Civil Action No.07-cv-00902-EWN-BNB. (Taxation of alimony payments.)
NCLN 20 v. United States Civil Action 08-1792-PHX-HRH. (Wrongful IRS levy.)
Luiz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, T.C. Memo. 2005-236. (Taxation of Subchapter S Corporations.)
Fuller v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, T.C. Memo 2007-62 (Fraud penalties.)
Thompson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2007-174 (Educational expenses.)
Potter v. Commissioner Of Internal Revenue T.C. Order 3406 (Lien subordination.)
Drohan v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue T.C. Order 4699-08L (Lien Subordination)
Kierstead v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, No. 07-74870 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Negligence Penalty).
Peterson v. Delmar Thurber, Case no. C08-1803 (Securities Fraud).