About Geoff

Geoff Burnham is a director focused on forensics and litigation support services in Marcum’s Advisory Services Division. An attorney and former special agent for the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Criminal Investigation Division with 15 years of experience, Mr. Burnham works closely with attorneys and corporate clients on fraud detection and prevention matters, as well as potential and ongoing litigation. He also advises clients on corporate governance and policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of fraud.

As a special agent prior to joining Marcum, Mr. Burnham led complex domestic and international multimillion-dollar investigations of tax evasion, filing false tax returns, money laundering, bank fraud and other financial crimes.

His international experience includes working with authorities from various countries, tracing complex money laundering, and investigating offshore tax avoidance by individuals and businesses, which included handling voluntary disclosures. His legal experience includes guiding clients through offshore tax compliance such as Foreign Bank and Financial Account Report (“FBAR”) matters.

Mr. Burnham also has experience with civil and criminal asset forfeiture as a representative of the federal government, including the seizure of assets traceable to fraudulent activity such as bank accounts, vehicles, and aircraft.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Bar Association

Articles & Presentations

  • Freeman Law International Tax Symposium (November 2021), Speaker-Offshore Tax Compliance
  • ACAMS, Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference (April 2017), Speaker-Systematizing SAR Investigative and Filing Processes
Education

Juris Doctor
University of Maryland School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Finance
University of Maryland

Accreditations & Designations

Certified Fraud Examiner Designation (“CFE”)

District of Columbia, Bar License

United States Tax Court Admission

Prior Experience

Law Office of A. Lavar Taylor
Attorney, Santa Ana, CA (June 2021 – May 2022)

Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
Special Agent, Miami and Los Angeles (March 2008 – June 2021)

Awards & Recognition

Criminal Investigation’s Chief’s Award, Internal Revenue Service

Three Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards, Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office