About Charles Ray
“One of the principles that guides me in both my personal and professional life comes from my parents. My father often said that ignoring a problem does not make it go away. My mother would add that ignoring a problem simply makes it worse. Procrastination strikes and sometimes seems to take up permanent residence in all of us. This is particularly true with our business affairs, especially our tax debts.” —Charles A. Ray, Jr.
Depend on a highly experienced and credentialed tax attorney in Washington, DC, when you need legal assistance. Charles A. Ray, Jr. practices law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He specializes in representing clients in tax controversy, domestic and international commercial transactions, and other tax-related issues. When you hear from the IRS and you don’t know what to do, trust our tax law firm for prompt and effective legal services.
Throughout his years in the legal profession, Charles has been awarded the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards by his peers. His diverse experience benefits companies and individuals of all earning and income levels. He works diligently and efficiently to skillfully solve legal problems, whether it involves is structuring domestic and foreign commercial transactions or resolving controversies with all taxing authorities. His track record of success is well-known and highlighted by a personable, yet professional, communication style.
An Experienced Tax Attorney in Washington, DC
Charles A. Ray, Jr. received an AV rating with the Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive for ethical standards and legal prowess. He counsels business clients and high-income individuals in all matters related to tax and business transactions.
Charles graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. After that, he worked as a press aide to Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI). During that time, he prepared news releases, coordinated press conferences, and broadcast radio statements for the Congressman on a variety of political issues. In addition, he assisted the Congressman in preparing an article on the United States’ foreign policy toward South Africa, which was printed in a national publication.
Following his work on Capitol Hill, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Law. He was a member of the prestigious Moot Court Competition team that won first place in oral advocacy and second place for the best brief. Charles also served as managing editor of the school’s Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. A year later, he was admitted to the North Carolina bar.
After Law School
Preparing him for his work as a tax attorney, Charles worked in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC. Serving as senior advisor in the Interpretative Division and the International Division, he counseled various authorities on many issues, as well as updated the International Division’s manual on information-gathering abroad. During his years working for the IRS, he prepared winning arguments in two cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. Two times, he received the Chief Counsel’s Award for Outstanding Performance.
Before starting his own tax law firm, Charles served as Corporate Counsel to the National Loan Servicing Center (NLS), a servicer of federal loans and contract manager of assets for the Resolution Trust Corporation. At NLS, Charles managed a staff of 75 people in the legal department and asset management department. He received the company’s annual award for Most Outstanding Officer.
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