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Selling Real Estate With IRS Liens: Rules & Processes to Completing the Sale


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateMay 2, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Your client is ready to sell a property, but it has tax liens. Are you prepared to advise your client with updated strategies and options?

Join E. Martin Davidoff, Guy Esposito (IRS Manager of the Advisory unit that handles IRS lien discharges), and Alison Gadoua in this session for an overview of the IRS lien processes including IRS lien releases, discharges, and withdrawals. Learn how to transfer properties with IRS liens without satisfying an IRS tax lien. We’ll share practical information including case scenarios that include both IRS and practitioner input.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the IRS lien processes

  • Define how to transfer properties with IRS liens without satisfying the tax lien

  • Present and analyze an actual lien discharge application

  • Identify case scenarios with IRS and practitioner input

  • Recognize IRS lien releases, discharges, and withdrawals

The core program with some questions will run 75-minutes.  The speakers will remain until shortly before the 90-minute mark to take additional questions. 

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E. Martin Davidoff

Prager Metis CPAs, LLC
Partner-In-Charge, National Tax Controversy
(732) 274-1600


E. Martin Davidoff is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney at Law with offices in Cranbury, New Jersey. Mr. Davidoff is licensed to practice both professions in New York and New Jersey and is active in many associations. In November of 2018, he joined with Prager Metis CPAs as the Partner-In-Charge of their National Tax Controversy Department.

Mr. Davidoff served as President (2008-2009) of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs (“AAA-CPA"). He is also the founder of the Internal Revenue Service Liaison Committee, having served as its chair for over a decade.

As a member of the AICPA's Tax Division, Mr. Davidoff has served on the Tax Legislative Liaison Committee. He completed two years on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (“NJCPA”). He has been serving since 2018 as the Co-Chair to the Federal Practice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association - Taxation Law Section. He has also served as President of the Middlesex/Somerset chapter of the NJCPA and as the chairman of the NJCPA Federal Taxation and Membership Committees.

Alison Gadoua

Prager Metis CPAs, LLC
Tax Controversy Specialist
(732) 274-1999


Alison Gadoua is a Tax Controversy Specialist for E. Martin Davidoff, Attorney at Law who works remotely from Maryland. Alison has over 20 years of experience in resolving IRS and State Tax controversy issues and assisting clients in maintaining business and individual tax compliance. Utilizing her strong written, oral and managerial skills, Alison works directly on a large inventory of the firm’s most complex, high-dollar cases achieving much success in Offers in Compromise and Examinations, as well as positive outcomes with the Office of IRS Appeals in collection matters.

Alison joined the firm in July of 2000 after graduating from Katharine Gibbs Business School. In addition to managing a large caseload of Tax Controversy clients, Alison has also been responsible for the development and maintenance of the firm’s Tax Controversy Manual, which contains all the systems and processes used in the Tax Controversy Department. Through Prager Metis International, Alison is currently an active member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution as well as the International Taxation Practice Groups within Geneva Group International ("GGI") networking regularly with professionals across the nation and the world in the accounting and legal fields. Through her work in GGI, Alison was the recipient the 2021 Prager Metis Excellence Award for Growth and Business Development.

In her spare time, Alison enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, boating and cheering on her children at their respective sporting events. Alison resides in Snow Hill, Maryland where she dedicated six years to serving the community as an elected official for the town serving as the Councilwoman of the Eastern District.

Guy Esposito

IRS Manager

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Guy began his career with the IRS in 1991 as a Revenue Officer in NYC. From there, he was reassigned to the Cherry Hill, NJ IRS office in 2001 changing his focus to offers in compromise. Guy currently heads up the IRS Advisory office in Freehold, NJ where he has been since 2007, becoming a manager in 2009. Guy oversees all of advisory both internal and external for the State of NJ.

About Our Presenter

Prager Metis CPAs, LLC is a Top 100 Accounting Firm, with more than 50 partners and principals, 250-plus team members, and seven offices worldwide including New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and London. Clients come to Prager Metis for the expert advice that protects and grows the value of their world—whether that world is local or extends across international markets. Prager Metis helps make Your World. Worth More.