Natasha Goldvug is Counsel in the Tax department. Her practice focuses on the representation of taxpayers in all stages of federal tax controversies, including exam and appeals, summons enforcement actions and litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and various U.S. District Courts. Ms. Goldvug litigates complex corporate tax matters involving, among others, substance-over-form and economic substance issues, leasing transactions, transfer pricing issues, evidentiary privileges and civil tax penalties.
With respect to tax litigation, Ms. Goldvug has trial experience as both first and second chair of fact and expert witnesses. Ms. Goldvug drafts bench memoranda, pleadings, stipulations of facts, dispositive motions, discovery requests and responses, trial memoranda and legal briefs. She has extensive experience evaluating, engaging and working with consulting and testifying experts and has worked closely with expert witnesses to develop expert reports. Ms. Goldvug prepares testifying expert and fact witnesses for examination at trial, negotiates with opposing counsel regarding stipulations of facts and discovery issues, interviews witnesses to develop facts and case strategies, prepares witnesses for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) interviews, manages all aspects of electronic discovery, including the identification of custodians and the development of search terms and parameters and coordinates with vendors, clients and review teams to collect, process, review and produce data.
Ms. Goldvug maintains an active pro bono practice, where she has successfully represented clients seeking exemption from federal income tax under I.R.C. § 501(c)(3.) Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Goldvug was a Senior Associate in the New York office of a global law firm.