David J. Lewis

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
5 East Main St.
Hudson, Ohio
United States
Attorney At Law
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Dave is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the firm’s Northeast Ohio offices. His areas of concentration include:  corporate, individual, partnership, and excise tax law.

Professional Experience:

  • Counsels service, manufacturing, durable medical equipment, internet, food ingredients, metals recycling, farming, processing, transportation, distribution and technology companies on a variety of business needs
  • Advises lessors on oil and gas taxation issues and planning
  • Advises taxpayers on offshore accounts and IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program
  • Applies business and tax analysis to mergers and acquisitions
    • Represents taxpayers on tax audits including listed transactions, off-shore trusts, intermediary tax shelters, and foreign and Swiss accounts
    • Serves shareholders and corporations involved in ownership and management disputes
    • Represents criminal tax and white collar defendants on alleged tax and financial crimes, tax consequences of forfeitures and restitution payments
    • Obtained a favorable Internal Revenue Service (IRS) private letter rulings on failure to make minimum plan distributions and failed IRA rollovers
    • Advocates clients’ needs before IRS on civil criminal tax examinations, appeals, and judicial proceedings
    • Served as expert witness on tax return preparation standards for accountants and tax return interpretation


  • Kent State University, B.B.A. Accounting, 1979
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, J.D., cum laude, 1987
  • Certified Public Accountant, Ohio, 1987

Notable Presentations or Publications:

  • "Tips and Techniques for Dealing With the IRS Exam and Collections Divisions Lorman Webinar (3/28/2017)"
  • “Tax Practice and Procedure”
  •  “The Art of Barter”
  •  “Tax Savings Strategies During Acquisitions”
  • Offshore Accounts, Tax Return Positions, and IRS Initiatives"
  • “Tax Preparer Standards”
  • “Tax Practitioner Privilege”
  • “How to Be a Lawyer and a Christian, Too”
  • “Tax Fraud”
  • “Treasury Circular 230”
  • “Tax Aspects of Corporate Minutes”
  • “Tax Character of Damage Awards”
  • “So You Had a Foreign Account Managed by Bernie?”
  • "Oil and Gas Taxation"
  • "Tax Practitioners Tips and Techniques"
  • "FBARS and FATCA"

Courts and Bar Associations:

  • Akron Bar Association:  President (2017-2018); Past Treasurer and Member Board of Governors, Past Chair of both Tax Section and Business Corporate Law Committee
  • Ohio Bar (1987)
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Ohio Northern District
  • Certified Public Accountant, Ohio (Inactive)
  • Akron Tax Club:  Past President, Current Member
  • American Bar Association:  Member Tax Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association:  Member

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Member
  • Ohio Society of CPAs: Member
  • City of Hudson Board of Zoning and Building Appeals:  Past Member, Vice-Chair
  • St. Herman of Alaska Easter Orthodox Christian Church:  President and past church school teacher 
  • University of Akron Masters of Taxation Board of Governors
  • Past volunteer baseball coach

Honors & Awards:

  • Honored Best Lawyers Akron Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Business Services” (Tax) in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® rated (highest rating)
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