In addition to resolving taxpayer issues nationwide, the Tax Resolution Institute offers courses and other educational training materials to professionals practicing in the area of taxation. By utilizing field-tested strategies we have mastered over the past 30+ years, we continue to obtain amazing results time and time again.

Because we understand this business so well, it is important to us that the majority of professionals, if not everyone practicing in this area maintain a top-notch reputation. For this reason, we decided to teach other professionals how to practice in the area of tax resolution so that they achieve the best possible results for their clients.

Peter Y Stephan, CPA
Peter Y Stephan, CPADirector of the Tax Resolution Institute
If you want to learn about TRI, Peter Stephan is the best place to begin. Peter Stephan’s early research into U.S. tax code led him to specialize in IRS practices and procedures. As a tax consultant, Peter Stephan focused his practice in the area of IRS and State collection including the challenges that come with providing effective tax resolution services. As the author of The Ultimate Tax Resolution Guide, Mr. Stephan quickly became known as the guy who wrote the book (literally) on tax resolution services.

Other professionals including attorneys, accountants, and enrolled agents sought Peter Stephan out to teach them the intricacies of the tax resolution business. In addition to practicing, tax resolution expert Peter Stephan shares his insights into successfully working with the IRS to achieve successful outcomes.

Peter Stephan built the Tax Resolution Institute as a firm with a unique blend of skills in accounting, taxation, business consulting for small & middle-sized companies, and individuals in diverse industries. This broad set of skills, experience, and expertise allows tax resolution consultant Peter Stephan and the tax experts at the Tax Resolution Institute to help people and organizations achieve tax relief through the strategic use of financial know-how.

In addition to specializing in the area of tax resolution, Peter’s firm also provides capital market expertise and other financial services including business management and general tax services for businesses, high-level financial groups, trusts, closely held entities, high net worth individuals, and startups.

Furthermore, Mr. Stephan is frequently retained by other CPAs and attorneys to perform forensic accounting and litigation support, including expert witness services relating to various accounting, fraud, and tax compliance matters.

Norman J Kreisman, Esq
Norman J Kreisman, EsqHead of Legal - Los Angeles Branch
An expert on Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Debtor and Creditor Representation while specializing in the discharging of Federal and State taxes, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman leads the team of attorneys at the Tax Resolution Institute. After receiving his BS at Arizona State University, Mr. Kreisman moved to Los Angeles and worked as a UCLA accredited paralegal before attending law school. While receiving his JD at Loyola Law School, Norman J. Kreisman worked as a paralegal at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.

While attending Loyola Law School, Norman J. Kreisman, Esq. was trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a volunteer to provide free income tax preparation assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled, and limited English speaking people through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

After graduating in 1991, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman pioneered the use of computer-assisted litigation while working as a Contract Attorney at Christensen, White, Miller, Fink & Jacobs in Los Angeles. Developing a method of analyzing the dischargeability of tax debts in potential bankruptcy cases, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman became the lead Bankruptcy Attorney at the Tax Consulting Group in Los Angeles. He also created standardized Motions for Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters, helping other lawyers at the firm to execute plans for their cases. Forming an independent practice as an IRS Tax Expert and Tax Resolution Consultant specializing in bankruptcy, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman represented both debtors and creditors.

With a history of successful execution as an IRS Tax Expert & Tax Resolution Consultant, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman helps to identify and clarify legal issues for his clients. A seminar speaker on discharging taxes in bankruptcy, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman has been admitted to practice before the U. S. Tax Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As the leader of the Tax Resolution Institute legal team and an IRS Tax Expert & Tax Resolution Consultant, tax attorney Norman J. Kreisman is an invaluable resource, both for his ability to communicate effectively with clients and his extensive experience working with the IRS and state taxing agencies.

Matt Cohen
Matt CohenChief Strategy Officer
Matthew Cohen attended the University of California at San Diego where he graduated with a degree in Economics. Mr. Cohen came to the Tax Resolution Institute having managed a successful company for over 15 years. By improving vendor contractual relationships and generating new development projects, he was able to consistently increase company sales year-over-year.

Mr. Cohen took the business into the 21st Century by implementing a vertical marketing campaign that took advantage of nascent online resources. As a moderator of the All Cities Network’s Downtown Business and Finance meeting and the past President of the San Fernando Valley branch of Business Builders, Mr. Cohen continues to use his networking skills as a valuable business tool to gain new clients. His extensive knowledge in the areas of business logistics and development and strategic planning bring a valuable asset to the Tax Resolution Institute.