Lawrence B. Gibbs Esq.


A Member of the law firm of Miller Chevalier, Larry Gibbs works with his clients to solve some of their most demanding tax problems.  These tax problems may arise during the clients’ tax planning, in the course of their business transactions, when they wish to lobby tax legislation, while they are preparing their tax returns, when they are involved in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, Appeals, rulings, or administrative controversies, or as they prepare for litigation.  For that reason, he often works with other Miller & Chevalier lawyers as well as the clients’ lawyers, accountants, and other professionals with experience in the particular area in which the problem arises in order to develop solutions.

Mr. Gibbs' clients include corporations of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies, large Subchapter S corporations, partnerships, mutual funds, real estate mortgage investment conduits, limited liability companies and other pass-through entities, tax-exempt organizations (including public charities, private foundations, and retirement plans), trusts, wealthy individuals and families, as well as states, territories, and quasi-government entities (domestic and foreign). 

Over the last twenty-five years since Mr. Gibbs left the position of IRS Commissioner, the tax problems of his clients have involved U.S. and foreign taxes, and in the United States, their problems have involved income, excise, ERISA, proposed sanctions against tax-exempt organizations and bond issuers, and even estate, gift and other transfer taxes.  To resolve his clients’ tax-related problems, he has dealt with all parts of the IRS, the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress, the Joint Committee on Taxation, other Executive and Congressional agencies, the U.S. Tax Court and other Federal Courts, and various state tax agencies, courts and legislatures.  In addition, he has dealt with foreign tax administrators and competent authorities in the United States and in other countries on behalf of clients.  When requested by clients, Mr. Gibbs has even dealt with the media on their matters.

LL.B., University of Texas School of Law (1963) with honors 
B.A., Yale University (1960) magna cum laude

Lawrence B. Gibbs is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management U.S. Income Advisory Board.