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Selling Real Estate Subject to IRS Liens


Cost Free
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateNovember 10, 2023
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 this webinar with E. Martin Davidoff and Alison Gadoua of Prager Metis and featuring IRS lien resolution experts Guy Esposito, IRS Territory Manager of the Civil Enforcement and Support Operations (“CEASO”) unit, and Dale Wisniewski, IRS Supervisory Revenue Officer within CEASO, 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:

  • Recognize IRS lien releases, discharges, and withdrawals

  • Identify how to transfer properties with IRS liens

  • List practical tips for dealing with properties that have IRS liens from a pracitioner and IRS perspective

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E. Martin Davidoff

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

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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.

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.

Alison Gadoua

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

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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.

Dale Wisniewski

Supervisory Revenue Officer

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Dale began his career with the IRS in 2000 as a Field Revenue Officer determining ability to pay, collecting from accounts and assets and securing tax returns.  Since 2016, Dale has been part of the Civil Enforcement and Support Operations (“CEASO”) and is currently a Supervisory Revenue Officer located in Buffalo, NY. Dale supervises a team of Revenue Officer Advisors who assist the Field Revenue Officers with advanced collection measures (i.e. law suits, seizures, specialty liens (Alter-Ego, Nominee, Successor in Interest) and assist the public with lien issues as they are associated with property sales, refinances, credit building, claims, non-attachment (i.e. discharges of property from the Federal Tax Lien, withdrawal of Notices of Federal Tax Lien, subordination of the Notice of Federal Tax Lien to other creditors).

About Our Presenter

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Prager Metis is a top international advisory and accounting firm with over 100 partners and principals, more than 600 team members, and twenty-three offices worldwide including New York, New Jersey, California, D.C. Metro, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, London, UK, Chennai, India and the Metaverse. Clients come to Prager Metis for expert advice that protects and grows the value of their world—whether that world is local or extends across international markets. As one of the nation’s fastest-growing firms offering a full range of accounting, audit, tax, consulting, and international services, Prager Metis helps make Your World. Worth More.