Instructor Bios

Frank Agostino, Esq.
Frank Agostino, Esq. is the President of Agostino & Associates, PC, a tax firm in Hackensack, New Jersey. He received his LLM in Taxation from New York University, his Esq. from New York Law School, and his BA from the City College of New York. Agostino concentrates his practice in criminal and civil tax matters before federal and state taxing authorities. He was an attorney with the IRS District Counsel Office and also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, concentrating in criminal tax prosecution. Agostino is a frequent lecturer on tax controversy and litigation matters. Agostino is a Level 1 instructor. 
 
LG Brooks, EA
LG Brooks, EA is a senior consultant at The Tax Practice, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, a representation firm. He has been in the field of taxation for more than twenty-five years and has been in practice full-time since 1990. Brooks’ areas of practice include tax representation, tax consulting, tax preparation and pre-Tax Court litigation support services. Brooks received a BA from Bishop College in Dallas. A popular speaker, he presents to numerous tax and accounting societies and has addressed attendees at several annual IRS Tax Forums. Brooks is an NTPI Fellow and teaches in the NTPI Level 1, Level 3 and the Graduate Level in Representation tracks. 
 
Claudia Hill, EA
Claudia Hill, EA, MBA is a nationally recognized tax professional and frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals, tax planning, and representation before IRS, including at IRS Tax Forums. She is editor-in-chief of the CCH, Inc., Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure. Hill has testified before both the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. Hill served on the 1987 Commissioner’s Advisory Group to the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service. She is often called upon by the media for comments about tax issues. Hill was recently named a Top Ten Nominee by Tax Analysts for 2011 Person of the Year. She is an NTPI Fellow, Level 1 and Graduate Level in Representation instructor.
 
Robert McKenzie, EA, JD
Robert E. McKenzie, EA, JD is a partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, concentrating his practice in representation before the IRS and state tax agencies. He has made numerous media appearances, including “Dateline NBC” and “ABC’s Nightly News.” McKenzie was employed by the IRS Collection Division, Chicago and currently serves as a member of IRS Advisory Council, which is a group appointed by the IRS Commissioner. He is the author of several publications. McKenzie received his JD with High Honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law. He is a Levels 1, 3 and Graduate Level in Representation instructor.
 
David Miles, EA
David F. Miles, EA is a consultant with 20/20 Tax Resolution, Inc. with over 14 years of representation experience. Miles works nationally as a taxpayer representative focusing on state and IRS collections. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Small Business Administration from the University of Vermont. Miles is a frequent instructor and has been published in the EA Journal, most recently in the July/August 2012 edition. He has been interviewed relating to a range of tax topics for various news articles as well as Denver television. Miles serves as a Level 1 instructor.
 
Sherrill (Gregory) Trovato, EA, USTCP
Sherrill Trovato, EA, USTCP, MST, MBA has a Southern California firm specializing in tax prep and controversy representation. She has authored articles in CCH’s Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure and NAEA’s EA Journal. Trovato developed and teaches “Preparing to Practice before the US Tax Court” to tax practitioners who report an impressive pass rate on the Tax Court exam. She is a past NAEA president, NTPI Fellow and a regular instructor for the NAEA National Conference. She was recently appointed to IRSAC. Trovato teaches in the NTPI Levels 1, 3 and Graduate Level in Representation tracks. 

 

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