Vivian helps solve complex tax controversy issues for individuals and businesses. Her practice is defined by her significant experience in civil and criminal tax controversy, tax litigation, whistleblower claims and voluntary offshore disclosures. Clients span a range of industries and include individuals, small and mid-sized businesses and their owners, publicly traded companies, professional athletes and their agents, entertainers, doctors, lawyers and accountants.
As a strategic adviser, Vivian consults with accounting firms and her clients during audits to ensure that procedural options for resolving tax disputes remain at the lowest level possible. When needed, she assists the taxpayer and accountant with appeals before the U.S. Tax Court or U.S. District Court.
In the event that a tax case proceeds to litigation, Vivian has successfully tried or settled civil tax controversies involving many varied tax issues, including tax shelter/sham transactions, conservation easements, family limited partnerships, excise taxes, passive loss issues, the civil fraud penalty, hobby loss issues, worker classification, trust fund liability and innocent spouse claims. She has also successfully represented taxpayers targeted for criminal prosecution as well as those who choose to voluntarily disclose offshore accounts.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Vivian was a Partner in the Tax Practice of an Atlanta law firm.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
An advocate for local causes, Vivian participates in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Ride to Cure Diabetes and in the past has taken part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's endurance events. She is also a former Girls Scouts Leader and a member of Northwest Presbyterian Church.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized by Law360 as a Tax Law MVP (2020)
- Named a Georgia Trailblazer by the Daily Report (2020)
- Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" list for Tax Law in Georgia by Best Lawyers (2020-2021)
- Recognized by Chambers USA, Georgia, Tax, 2019
- Named among "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trends, Taxes/Trusts and Estates, 2010, 2013-2014, 2016, 2018
- Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014-2019
- Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®