Joel N. Crouch, JD, is a partner with the law firm of with Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P., based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Crouch is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses on resolving or litigating controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Crouch represents individuals and businesses in IRS audits, appeals and litigation in United States Tax Court, Federal District Court and Federal Court of Claims. In addition, he has represented clients in resolving tax matters with the State of Texas. In addition to his civil practice, Mr. Crouch also represents individuals and corporations involved in criminal investigations. He has experience in tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud and environmental matters. Mr. Crouch is a member of the Collin County, Dallas and the American Bar Associations, and the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Tax, Criminal and Litigation Sections of each of these organizations. Mr. Crouch is an active speaker on substantive and procedural tax issues for the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), TSCPA Chapters and other professional groups. Joel co-authored an article in the May/June 2006 issue of The Value Examiner (National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts publication) titled, "6 Keys to Avoiding Section 6701 Penalties." He was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine. Mr. Crouch was born in Suffern, New York in 1962. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988.