Kreig D. Mitchell, Partner

Kreig D. Mitchell, LLM, JD, provides thoughtful and experienced advocacy on behalf of clients in federal and state tax planning and disputes nationwide.

Licensed as an attorney in both Colorado and Texas, Kreig has held a number of different tax positions.

He has worked for the IRS as an attorney and then an appeals officer. He’s led a tax controversy team for a boutique consulting firm, worked in the tax departments for two Fortune 500 companies, worked for one of the Big Four accounting firms, and has had his own tax practice for several years.

Having worked in just about every tax role available has provided him with a unique insight into the IRS, its operations, and our tax laws.

practice areas

Kreig’s work focuses on various state and federal tax matters and related business and probate matters, including:

  • tax procedural issues, including questions about tax attributes, timing, character, and penalties and interest;
  • structuring business and real estate transactions, including buying, selling, leasing, and other transfers and dispositions;
  • tax planning for corporate and flow through entities;
  • partnership tax issues, including partnership agreements and allocations;
  • depreciation and cost segregation issues, including advice on the tangible property regulations and dispositions;
  • accounting method changes, including Form 3115 presentation and strategy;
  • research tax credit issues, including qualification and funded research analysis;
  • self-directed IRAs and other plan issues, including qualification, prohibited transactions, and the unrelated business income tax;
  • passive activity loss and at-risk issues, including self-rental and grouping rules; and
  • routine and contested probate and estate planning matters.

He also handles complex disputes with the IRS and state tax authorities for both businesses and individuals. He has represented businesses ranging from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, in industries such as high technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, and government contracting.

publications

Kreig’s published works include:

speaking engagements

  • PSMJ Resources, Inc., How to Successfully Manage A Research Tax Credit Audit (2018)
  • Opal Conference,  Tax Reform and Private Wealth (2018)
  • PSMJ Resources, Inc., Negotiating Contracts to Maximize Research Credits (2017)

personal

Kreig resides in Houston with his wife (also an attorney) and three children.

experience

  • Mitchell & Patel, Partner
  • KPMG LLP, Senior Tax Manager
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Tax Director
  • Newmont Mining Corporation, Inc., Tax Manager
  • Internal Revenue Service, Appeals Officer
  • Internal Revenue Service, Attorney
  • Axiom Solutions, LLLP, Managing Director
  • Law Office of Kreig Mitchell, Attorney

education

  • LLM, Tax Law – University of Houston
  • JD – Texas Tech University
  • MS, Financial Planning & Finance – Texas Tech University
  • MS, Criminal Justice – Sul Ross State University
  • BS, Pre-Law, University of Texas (UTPB)

admissions

  • Texas, Attorney
  • Colorado, Attorney
  • U.S. Tax Court