Frank J. Jackson is a partner in DLA Piper's Tax Controversy and Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation groups, focusing his practice on complex federal, state and local tax controversies, tax litigation, governmental investigations and criminal tax matters.

Before joining DLA Piper, Frank was a trial attorney and national tax shelter project attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Manhattan, where he represented the IRS in the United States Tax Court and provided legal advice to revenue agents and revenue officers in various matters. 

Frank represents a variety of large corporations, financial institutions, professional services firms, closely-held business and high-net worth individuals in civil tax controversies, administrative appeals and trials in the United States Tax Court and United States District Court. In addition to his significant trial experience, Frank has also resolved complex matters with the IRS and other federal agencies without the need for litigation. Where tax liabilities have been assessed but unpaid, Frank represents clients before the IRS Collection Division in negotiating instalment agreements, offers in compromise and in resolving lien priority and levy disputes.

Frank has significant experience advising investment advisors and funds on federal tax matters. He also assists clients to come into tax compliance prior to an investigation, including representing clients participating in Voluntary Disclosure Initiatives relating to previously undisclosed foreign financial accounts and in civil tax audits and criminal tax investigations related to these matters. Frank also represents clients in all aspects of sophisticated, challenging tax disputes before local and state taxing authorities.

Frank is the Chair of DLA Piper's New York Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Chair of the New York Summer Associate Program.