Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A
401 N. Buffalo Dr, Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89145 map
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
400 N. Tustin Ave, Suite 370
Santa Ana, CA 92705 map
Certified Specialist in Tax Law. Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
Martha Patrick is a peer review rated AV® Preeminent attorney who has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Tax Law every year since 2008. Martha was named 2014 and 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Phoenix for Tax Controversy and Litigation, a prestigious honor as only one attorney in each metropolitan market is named in represented practice areas. In addition, Martha has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer from 2007-2016 and as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers since the program began in 2011.
Martha joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1987 after nine years as a senior trial attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Phoenix and San Diego Districts of the Internal Revenue Service, handling both criminal and civil tax controversies. She also worked closely with the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, providing advice and legal representation in criminal tax investigations.
Martha is Certified as a Tax Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. Her practice deals exclusively with tax controversies, handling both civil and criminal matters. Drawing on her experience with the IRS and her first-hand knowledge of its practices and procedures, as well as over 25 years of experience serving clients in private practice, Martha represents taxpayers involved in civil and criminal tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the Arizona Department of Revenue and other taxing agencies, from the inception of a tax audit, the administrative appeal and litigation before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the federal and state courts of appeal. She also represents clients in tax collection matters, negotiating installment payment agreements, offers in compromise, voluntary disclosure and amnesty matters, and seizure and forfeiture actions. Martha has considerable experience handling levy enforcement and lien matters, currency violations and all forms of civil and criminal tax investigations.
Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2016, Lawyer of the Year, Phoenix, Tax Controversy
Selected, Best Lawyers in America
• Tax Law – 2008-2017 editions
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers
• Tax Law – 2007-2016
Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011-2016
Selected, Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers, Tax, 2014-2016
Top 25 Women Attorneys, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
Selected, Arizona Business Magazine 2016 Top 100 Attorneys in Arizona
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell*
*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Martha was a senior trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service, working for nine years in the San Diego and Phoenix District Counsel offices on both criminal and civil matters.
Former member, Executive Committee, Tax Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
• Tax Section
Martha regularly presents before various professional and industry groups on issues relating to tax controversies and IRS rulings.
Olsen-Smith, Ltd v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo 2008-174
Olsen v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo 2008-275
Flack v. United States, 1996 WL 628317, 78 A.F.T.R.2d 96-6386, (D.Ariz., Aug. 14, 1996)
Kenney v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1995-431, (U.S. Tax Ct., Sept. 06, 1995)
Universal Insurance Services, Inc. v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo 1994-192, (U.S. Tax Ct., April 28, 1994)
Heggestad v. C.I.R., 91 T.C.778, (U.S. Tax Ct., Oct. 17, 1988)
G. William Hock and Mildred L. Hock v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1987-444 (U.S. Tax Ct., Sept. 02, 1987)
Driggs v. C.I.R., 87 T.C. No. 46, (U.S. Tax Ct., Sept. 30, 1986)
Shasta Industries, Inc. v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1986-377, (U.S. Tax Ct., Aug. 14, 1986)
Olson v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1984-34, (U.S. Tax Ct., Jan. 18, 1984)
Hoskins v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1983-508, (U.S. Tax Ct., Aug. 22, 1983)
Estate of Dean v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1983-276, (U.S. Tax Ct., May 18, 1983)
Davis v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1983-160, (U.S. Tax Ct., March 23, 1983)
Charles Cadwell III v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1982-231, (U.S. Tax Ct., April 29, 1982)
Ballew v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1981-686, (U.S. Tax Ct., Nov. 30, 1981)
Korth v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1981-462, (U.S. Tax Ct., Aug. 26, 1981)
Evans v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1981-413, (U.S. Tax Ct., Aug. 10, 1981)
Hjalmarson v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1981-342, (U.S. Tax Ct., July 01, 1981)
Stanley I. Blake, M.D. P.C. v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo, 1981-41, (U.S. Tax Ct., Feb. 02, 1981)
Furgatch v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 74 T.C. 1205 (U.S. Tax Ct., Sept. 09, 1980)
J.D, with highest distinction, University of Arizona College of Law, 1978
• Order of the Coif
Colgate University; University of Arizona, 1974, BA Sociology