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Peter R. Brantley, Esq.

Tax Attorney
Title:Senior Tax Attorney
Education:Colorado College (BA),
Willamette University College of Law (JD)

Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Colorado College and earned his law degree on an academic scholarship from Willamette University College of Law. He holds a license in good standing with the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon. Consistent with the unblemished track record of all Fortress attorneys, Peter Brantley has never been disciplined by the Oregon Bar Association. Prior to becoming a tax negotiation professional, Peter honed his legal skills as an extern for the Oregon Supreme Court and became an expert in a wide variety of governmental legal issues as the sole law clerk for Oregon’s Administrative Law Judges at the Office of Administrative Hearings.

With his prior experience in government-related administrative law and high-stakes corporate litigation, along with over a decade of experience as an attorney at Fortress focused solely on resolving serious back tax liabilities, Peter is a formidable defender of taxpayers in collections with both the Internal Revenue Service and numerous state taxing authorities.

While generally affable in demeanor, Peter has demonstrated excellent instinct and judgment in terms of “choosing his battles wisely” with the taxing authorities. Under appropriate circumstances, Peter will not hesitate to fight relentlessly for the benefit of his clients. This dynamic and tactful approach has led to regular occurrences of remarkable results for the benefit of Peter’s clients.

Articles by Peter

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Understanding IRS Notice cp504

A taxpayer who accrues a balance due with the IRS receives a lot of correspondence as the IRS tries to collect on that liability.  Some of this correspondence appears threatening, but actually doesn’t have much

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State Tax Liability vs IRS Tax Liabilities

Since the IRS is, far and away, the largest tax collecting agency in the U.S., it makes sense that people dread falling behind with federal taxes.  But, what if you owe a state taxing authority? 

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