Who is Fortis Law Group?
Fortis Law Group, PLC is a unique result oriented law firm. We can and will prosecute your rights in consumer law, class action, anti trust, real estate and securities through negotiation, arbitration and litigation. We do focus on Timeshare Cancellation and we have earned our seat at the table in the industry. We invite you to engage with us.
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN 1977 – 1981 B. A. cum laude, Accounting, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN 1971 – 1974
International Representation Cross Border and Foreign Bank Account (FBAR) Controversies and Amnesty Program2009 & 2010 Retained by the specialty international law firm of Withers, Bergman (U.S. division) and the Sterling Trust Company trustees to coordinate past compliance deficiencies for a number of parties and to represent and support Withers under Kovel agreement for current IRS Amnesty Program.
Involved reviewing and analyzing business accountings done by South African and Australian accounting firms and developing reporting for U.S. reporting as Controlled Foreign Corporations on 5471s and Personal Foreign Investment Companies on 8621s as appropriate to determine the related underreported accounting income and loss. Involved unwinding defective and deceptive in bounding strategy of assets to US from South Africa and Australia through sophisticated trust techniques to determine the proper substance for accountings.
Federal and State Tax Controversies and Audit Representation Primary responsibility for ongoing IRS and state tax examinations both in roles in public accounting and private industry. Initiated and prosecuted a successful challenge to existing state apportionment accounting method and secured change with State of Mississippi.
Minnesota Tax Appeal matter assertion of flow thru entity obligation to withhold on non-residents successfully defended to a no change in 2010.
New York state audit asserting compensatory equity compensation to nonresident successfully defended to a no change in 2010. Participated in Minnesota tax audit of the watershed case on statutory construction of residency in State of Minnesota that taxpayer appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, cert. denied. (See Minnesota Supreme Court on Donald G. Stelzner, et. Al., Relators vs. Commissioner of Revenue, Respondent Filed on February 8, 2001 at
Strategized and supervised refund claims for non profits relating to Madoff fraud. Sales and Use tax audit representation. Mergers and Acquisitions and Choice of Entity Private industry tax manager role allowed me to function as key member of the due diligence team in acquisitions and divestitures of business units. Participated in discussions on the valuation of intangibles with outside consulting firms on the valuation of intellectual property.
- Litigation Representation
- Forensic Case Evaluation & Litigation
- Timeshare and Real Estate Fraud
- Consumer Fraud
- Forensic Accounting (CPA)
- Securities Fraud
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Takeover Litigation
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Expert Witness
- Class Action and Mass Tort Administration of Billions of Dollars
Our core values
Respect, honor, virtue, ethics.
Doing the Right Thing for Our Clients. Treating our clients and colleagues with respect and dignity. Acting with integrity to achieve the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice of law.
Our team is always expanding. We are based in
Maple Grove, MN but we have offices in San Diego, South Carolina, and New York.
If you’re tired of looking at this website and want to speak to someone, call us @ 1 (855) 563-9748 we’re looking forward to working with you.