Peter M. Anastopulos


Peter Anastopulos focuses his business practice on representing clients in federal, civil, and criminal tax controversies, as well as providing his clients with audit, litigation, investigation, or collection matters related to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Peter is an insightful and efficient lawyer who is passionate about tax law and strives to minimize its impact on his clients. Peter also advises clients on tax and estate planning matters to help them avoid potential disputes with the IRS and minimize tax liabilities under the Internal Revenue Code. Clients appreciate that Peter takes the time to learn the ins and outs of their businesses and industries, all with the goal of developing a creative and successful strategy.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a client through an estate tax examination, resulting in the IRS conceding over half a million in proposed penalties and generating an additional unclaimed refund of over $150,000 for the client
  • Resolved a multiyear IRS income tax examination involving a taxpayer who received fraudulent tax advice on the sale of their business, saving the client over $2.3 million in proposed penalties
  • Successfully represented a construction company in litigation involving construction accounting methods and civil fraud penalties, resulting in a full penalty concession and 95% concession in the taxpayer’s favor on the income reporting
  • Represented a client in an IRS administration hearing, resulting in IRS conceding over $1.2 million in trust taxes
  • Represented a dentist in an income tax audit of his Schedule F farming operations, resulting in a full concession and acknowledgment by IRS the client materially participated in the secondary cattle breeding operation
  • Successfully filed and obtained relief of tax liabilities through offers-in-compromise, innocent spouse, injured spouse, and other administrative remedies with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxation authorities

Licensed In

  • California
  • Texas


  • J.D. University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.M. University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.B.A. Southern Methodist University


  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section


  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018-2021

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