Fran Obeid is the founder of MFO LAW, P.C. She defends individual and corporate clients in civil and criminal matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, state and city tax agencies, the United States Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Attorney General as well as other government agencies.
Ms. Obeid litigates in federal and state courts on behalf of individuals and corporate entities. She represents numerous clients residing throughout the world with undisclosed offshore accounts. She advises the clients on disclosure and compliance alternatives and guides them through the process. She represents clients in residency audits and advises on residency issues so clients may take steps to prevent such audits.
Ms. Obeid represents non-filers; alleged responsible persons including minority investors in sales tax cases and has successfully obtained significant abatements. . Ms. Obeid has represented individual witnesses and accounting firms before the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Criminal Investigation unit of the IRS as well as before the New York State Attorney General.
She regularly interacts with revenue agents, IRS Appeals officers, criminal investigators and agents, Assistant United States Attorneys and Assistant Attorney Generals, taking the right approach to best meet the client’s needs, whether it be defending a criminal investigation or indictment, civil examination or subpoena demand.
CardozoSchool of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, Bachelors of Arts
New York University School of Law, L.L.M. Taxation
Admitted to Practice
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Tax Court
New YorkState Courts
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Chair, Personal Income Tax Committee, New York City Bar