Ross R. Sharkey
Caplin & Drysdale
Ross R. Sharkey Associate

P: (202) 862-7845

F: (202) 429-3301

Washington, D.C. Office


Mr. Sharkey assists corporations, nonprofits, and wealthy individuals in resolving a wide range of federal tax issues.   Illustrations of his legal services include:

  • defending clients under civil examination by the IRS, often in cases involving accuracy-related or fraud penalties;
  • representing individuals and businesses in administrative proceedings before IRS Appeals and in U.S. Tax Court litigation;
  • counseling clients with potential offshore and domestic compliance issues and assisting them with voluntarily disclosing noncompliance to the IRS;
  • advising on FATCA compliance and offshore asset reporting; and  
  • assisting clients under criminal investigation.


  • Research Assistant, Professor Martin McMahon, Jr., University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Managing Editor, Montana Law Review, University of Montana School of Law  

Practice Area(s)

Awards & Rankings

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, D.C., 2019-Present

Recent News

Speaking Engagements

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Recent Publications

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  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2011
  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law, 2010, with high honors
  • B.S., Southwest Minnesota State University , 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Montana
  • District of Columbia
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