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Jane C. Bergner's practice encompasses a broad range of tax matters, including tax audit and controversy matters; tax collection disputes; innocent spouse issues; civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels; corporate, partnership, business and individual transactional tax planning; the representation of tax-exempt organizations; and estate, gift and wealth planning and probate.

Jane is the author of Chapter 50, "Tax Court Jurisdiction, Procedure & Practice," included in the tax treatise Mertens, Law of Federal Taxation, as well as two annually updated treatises on "Tax Court Practice" and "Court of Federal Claims Practice," included in the West's Federal Forms series published by The West Group. She was one of three members of the private bar appointed by the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court to a nine-member committee which drafted statutory provisions ultimately included in the Technical Corrections Act of 1988. Other members of the Committee were three judges of the United States Tax Court, the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service and the Assistant Attorney General of the Tax Division, U. S. Department of Justice.

Location

  • 1776 K Street, NW, Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20006

Languages

  • French

Demographics

  • Sex: Female

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D.
  • Vassar College, AB.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar - Member
  • Bar, United States Supreme Court - Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Member of the Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit - Member of the Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia - Member
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar - Member
  • United States Tax Court Bar - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council - Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation - Member
  • Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar - Member and Former Chair of the Section
  • American College of Tax Counsel - Fellow

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Appellate
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Gift Planning
  • Litigation
  • Probate
  • Tax
  • Trust Administration

Awards:

  • District of Columbia Bar 1993 Award for the Best Section Community Outreach Project, for establishing and chairing the Taxation Section's Tax Days Project, to bring nonfiling taxpayers into the taxpaying system
  • Award of Merit for Outstanding Bar Section, 1985-1986

Jane C. Bergner


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Jane C. Bergner

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