MARK J. WINTER majored in economics and business at Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, where he graduated with honors. He then studied law at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, participating as an associate editor of Law Review and graduating with high honors in 1978.
After passing the Oregon Bar Exam, Mr. Winter accepted a position as a trial attorney with the Office of District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Los Angeles Field Office. During the next eight years, Mr. Winter represented the Internal Revenue Service before the United States Tax Court. Also, Mr. Winter advised the IRS Collection Division with respect to IRS seizures, sales, offer-in-compromise and bankruptcy matters.
In June 1986, Mr. Winter joined the law firm of Taylor, Simonson & Winter LLP, where he continues to emphasize collection and controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service. His practice includes tax collection representation, bankruptcy consultation, and appearances before the U.S. Tax Court for clients with tax liabilities.
Mr. Winter is co-author of the American Law Institute's release entitled Tax Court Practice. Additionally, Mr. Winter is a co-author of a treatise entitled "Tax Collection Procedures" published by the California State Bar Association (CEB).