Katrine Shelton advises businesses and individuals on a broad range of federal and state tax planning and controversy matters. Her particular focus is sensitive tax audits and a broad range of tax controversies and tax litigation. Prior to joining Wood LLP, she spent 13 years with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. She worked in the IRS National Office in Washington, and later in the San Francisco field office, litigating tax controversies around the country. At the IRS National Office, she worked on financial products and procedural issues.
Katrine has extensive experience in tax controversy practice before the U.S. Tax Court. She handled trials, evidentiary hearings, depositions and other discovery, pleadings, motions, appeals, and settlements. She handled tax shelters, civil fraud, TEFRA partnerships, summons enforcement, collections, and offers in compromise. The Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS awarded Katrine and her fellow trial team members with the Trial Team of the Year Award.
Katrine also has experience in the in-house corporate tax department of a Global 500 corporation. There, she advised the corporation on the tax aspects of corporate and international transactions. Katrine has also served as adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate University Law School.
She received her law degree from the Washington College of Law, American University, in Washington D.C. and her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She served for two years as a law clerk to Judge Peter J. Panuthos of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
| Member, State Bar of California, 2015
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Admitted, United States Tax Court
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 2002
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1997
Rutgers University, B.A., Northern European Studies (Individualized), 1992