Profile

Name

Cheri Wendt-Taczak

Company

MVLS

About

Ms. Wendt-Taczak maintains a solo practice in Annapolis, Maryland, representing clients in tax controversy, estate planning, and employment matters. In her tax controversy practice, Ms. Wendt-Taczak helps taxpayers resolve federal and state tax disputes, including collection alternatives, audits, innocent spouse relief, federal tax lien issues, penalty abatement, and civil tax litigation. In addition to the her solo practice, Ms. Wendt-Taczak has also served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Baltimore School of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (“LITC”) (2017 to 2018), worked as an Associate Attorney at Kelly Dorsey, P.C. (2016 to 2017), and served as the LITC Program Attorney at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (“MVLS”) (2012 to 2016). While at MVLS, Ms. Wendt-Taczak was instrumental in spearheading the Baltimore U.S. Tax Court (“USTC”) Pro Se Petitioner Pro Bono Clinic, a program through which pro se petitioners can obtain a brief consultation regarding their case one to two months before the USTC Calendar Call.

Ms. Wendt-Taczak is a Member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association (“MSBA”), the MSBA Tax Section Executive Council, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, and the James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court. Ms. Wendt-Taczak was selected as a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2017 and 2018. Her speaking engagements have included being a co-panelist at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, the MSBA Annual Meeting, LITC Grantee Conferences, and MVLS Tax Controversy Trainings.

Ms. Wendt-Taczak received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. While earning her law degree, Ms. Wendt-Taczak interned with the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia of the Maryland Court of Appeals as well as several other organizations, providing her a well-rounded background in several areas of law. She was also a Fellow of the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center for International and Comparative Law.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Wendt-Taczak’s had a 12-year career working at G.E. Healthcare (formerly Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.) where she was involved in marketing, global support, and other aspects of the company’s global medical equipment business.