Tax & Tax Disputes
George Connelly grew up in Chicago, and received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Northwestern University. He then attended Northwestern Law School, and upon graduation accepted a position with the Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. He was assigned to the IRS Office in Buffalo, New York, where he rose to the level of Special Trial Attorney.
In 1986, George came to the Chamberlain Hrdlicka law firm in Houston, Texas. He became a shareholder in 1987, and is now the head of the firm's Tax Controversy and Litigation Section.
George has handled virtually every type of federal tax matter in both civil and criminal settings, and has appeared in the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts in Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been published in the Journal of Taxation, and interviewed by the Texas Lawyer. In addition, George has made presentations on topics of interest to accountants, lawyers, and even IRS personnel. He recently headed up a task force for the Standards of Practice committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association that responded to proposals by the IRS for changes in Circulat 230, which defines the standards of practice before the IRS.