J. Taylor Monfort Managing Member
J. Taylor Monfort served in the United States Department of Justice as a Special Agent and a Supervisory Criminal Investigator. His law enforcement experience includes leading a task force on financial investigations and organized crime. He also extensively worked in an undercover capacity on various key criminal enterprises. Mr. Monfort is also a successful entrepreneur who has owned and operated businesses in the communications industry. He brings that experience with him to the practice of law. His practice includes transactions, entity formation and complex litigation. He has been active in community youth sports programs and is a member of the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents and The Federalist Society. Mr. Monfort holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University, Certificates of Management from the University of Maryland/U.S. Department of Justice Graduate School of Management, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and The Federal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
William B. Lowrance of Counsel
Bill Lowrance practices tax law with his firm Lowrance Law in Fairfax, Virginia. He serves as of counsel to ExFeds in those cases involving tax and financial issues. He has over twenty-five years of experience in financial, tax, civil, criminal investigation and litigation. He began his career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for several years. He was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Mississippi Attorney General’s office where he handled civil and criminal investigations, white collar crime prosecutions and litigation. He was formerly a trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS, specializing in criminal and civil tax investigations and litigation. Mr. Lowrance’s expertise in these areas is widely recognized and he has conducted training sessions and educational seminars on various tax enforcement issues to IRS agents, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS and Department of Justice attorneys, as well as making presentations to international tax forums.
Mr. Lowrance worked with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation division in reviewing cases for prosecution and advising on the legal aspects of the cases. He taught and made presentations regarding criminal tax law and civil tax fraud (on a national level) to various civil and criminal groups in the IRS. He worked with the Department of Justice on grand jury tax investigations and gathering foreign evidence. He was appointed to serve as a special attorney with the Department of Justice Tax Division to litigate the validity and application of tax haven secrecy laws, and the IRS’ authority to obtain business information from tax haven jurisdictions.
While with the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, Mr. Lowrance was invited to teach at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Financial Fraud Division, in Glynco, GA, on conducting fraud investigations and gathering foreign information. He taught at FLETC for several years.
Bill is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, the Fairfax Bar Association and the McLean Bar Association and an active member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, a former member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and past president of the Private Investigators Association of Virginia.
Charles C. Maddox – of Counsel
Charles C. Maddox brings a breadth of experience to his practice of criminal law and civil litigation. He is a Vietnam veteran and served as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service on the White House Protective Detail, holding several management positions. Mr. Maddox served as Inspector General for the United States Peace Corps, Inspector General for the District of Columbia and Chief of Inspectors, Headquarters, Office of the Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He later served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, prosecuting criminal and civil matters. Upon leaving government service, he entered the private practice of law, handling criminal defense and complex litigation matters. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and an incisive evaluator of difficult cases.
Mr. Maddox holds a B.A. from Virginia Union University, where he played basketball, an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the George Washington University and a J.D. from Northern Virginia Law School. He is member of the Association for Former Agents of the United States Secret Service, Association for Federal Investigators and the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives. He is admitted to the Maryland State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and Virginia State Bar.