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Burton J. Haynes, Esq.

9273 Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015

Mr. Haynes is a tax lawyer in Burke, Virginia. From 1973 to 1981 he served as a Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and in 1980 was named "Criminal Investigator of the Year" by the Association of Federal Investigators. He specializes in civil and criminal tax disputes and litigation, and the tax aspects of bankruptcy and divorce.


  • J.D. University of Maryland Law School (1979). First in class. Recipient of the W. Calvin Chestnut Award and the John L. Thomas Prize for outstanding scholarship. Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Property, Domestic Relations and Corporate Law. Elected to Order of the Coif.

  • Admitted in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and to the Maryland Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Tax Court.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Maryland (1975).

  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Maryland Graduate School (1973).

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland (1972), Business Administration with High Honors.


  • IRS Special Agent Basic Course (1974). First in class.

  • IRS Basic Income Tax Law Course (1974).

  • U.S. Treasury Criminal Investigator School (1974). First in class.

  • IRS Revenue Agent Advanced Course (1976).


November 1988 to present: Sole practitioner specializing in civil and criminal tax controversies, estate and tax planning, the tax aspects of bankruptcy, and litigation support in complex civil and criminal cases.

February 1988 to October 1996: Partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Bodzin, Haynes & Golub, P.C., specializing in criminal and civil tax cases and other disputes with the IRS, white collar crime matters (money laundering and currency structuring, savings and loan fraud, internal corporate investigations and Ethics in Government Act cases), litigation support in cases requiring complex financial investigations and reconstructions, tax aspects of bankruptcy, IRS collection problems, and general tax and business planning.

June 1981 to February 1988: Attorney in the Tax Department of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey. Responsible for civil and criminal cases involving allegations of tax fraud. Other work included tax and estate planning, civil tax litigation, pension plans, and general business matters. Elected to partnership in firm February 1987.

October 1973 to June 1981: Special Agent, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Baltimore, Maryland. Responsible for planning and conducting investigations of complex criminal tax evasion schemes involving extensive analysis of financial records and reconstruction of the business activities of individuals and corporate entities. Appointed CID Large Case Coordinator to review audit plans for discovery of corporate slush funds and multi-national kickback schemes. Worked extensively with the United States Attorney's Office on grand jury probe of the Baltimore and Washington locals of the Teamsters Union. Named Criminal Investigator of the Year (1980) by the Association of Federal Investigators.

August 1979 to June 1981: Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Towson State University, the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore County teaching accounting, tax law and business administration.

Articles by Burton J. Haynes On-Line:

The Expanding Reach of the Federal Tax Collector

Discharging Tax Liabilities In Bankruptcy

Expanded Opportunities To Appeal Collection Actions

Federal Tax Liens

Negotiating Installment Agreements

Negotiating Offers In Compromise

Tara Revisited: The New "Innocent Spouse" Rules

Innocent Spouse Relief -- An Update


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