Geoff Burnham

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Location: Annapolis Office
Phone: 202-618-1873
Fax: 888-235-8405
Email: Contact Us

Geoff has over 14 years of tax experience and spent the majority of his career as a Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Criminal Investigation Division and successfully led a variety of complex domestic and international financial criminal investigations focusing on tax evasion, the filing of false tax returns, money laundering, bank fraud, and various other financial related crimes. He has significant experience in the criminal tax arena as his prior work as a Special Agent at IRS and focused on criminal tax matters. In addition, Geoff’s international investigations which included voluntary disclosures, offshore financial accounts, and asset forfeiture, provide added expertise when dealing with international tax issues and assets.
As a Special Agent Geoff received the highest accolade that can be achieved at the IRS which was the Criminal Investigation’s Chief’s Award. This award is related to a large-scale tax investigation that resulted in the defendants being convicted of filing false tax returns after a federal criminal jury trial. Geoff also received three Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office. These awards were also the product of impactful financial investigations that resulted in successful prosecutions.
Geoff attended the University of Maryland School of Law and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He attended the University of Maryland as an undergraduate student and Geoff was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team that appeared in two national championships.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Controversy

Ancillary Business Practices

  • Financial Fraud
  • Investigations
  • Money Laundering

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiner “ACFE”- Member
  • American Bar Association “ABA”- Member

Honors & Awards

  • Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation’s Chief’s Award
  • Three Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards, Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office

Speaking Engagements

  • Freeman Law International Tax Symposium (November 2021)- Speaker, Off-shore Tax Compliance
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference (April 2017), Speaker, Systematizing SAR Investigative And Filing Processes


  • University of Maryland School of Law, 2004
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Maryland, 2000
    • Finance, Bachelor of Science

Past Employement Positions

  • Law Office of A. Lavar Taylor, Attorney (June 2021- May 2022)
  • Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent (March 2008 – June 2021)