About the Firm

Welcome to the Bassin Law Firm. The firm is committed to providing sophisticated tax dispute and commercial litigation services to clients seeking top flight representation at lower costs.

Stu Bassin, the principal of the firm, provides clients with the benefits of experiences, skills, and innovative best practices he has developed during a 25 year career representing both the IRS and private clients in high-stakes tax disputes and other commercial litigation. He welcomes the opportunity to help solve your problems.


Stu Bassin has been a leading figure in the federal tax arena for the past two decades.  He founded the Bassin Law Firm following a long career as one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s top tax litigators and a stint as the national leader of the civil tax litigation practice of an AmLaw 100 law firm.

The U.S. Justice Department has recognized his skills by naming him an Outstanding Attorney on six different occasions. His work for private clients was recognized by U.S. News and World Report, which named his prior firm as one of the country’s top 15 tax litigation firms. During 2019, he was elected to the American College of Tax Counsel, an honorary society reserved for those at the top of the profession. He is recognized as a thought leader in the profession, frequently speaking at bar association events and publishing in leading professional journals.

Stu handles a wide variety of tax matters, particularly involving disputes with the IRS. He is one of the leading tax litigators in the country and has tried many of the most prominent cases of the past decade. He also has broad expertise in civil litigation, particularly complex cases and matters involving electronic discovery questions. Often, he advises small businesses on an array of general corporate and business issues.

He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, daughter, and dog. In his free time, he served on the board of his local high school crew club and is involved in other community affairs. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and many federal courts.