Benjamin J. Peeler, J.D., CPA, LL.M.

Partner, Director of IRS Controversy &Procedure


"The most important thing in tax resolution is knowing how much leniency and discretion each IRS employee has and then appealing to them to use it to fix your client’s IRS problems."


Ben joined the firm early in 2014 with many years of tax experience, both as an attorney and an accountant. He specializes in federal tax, controversy and procedure work, assisting with clients in the areas of income tax, estate and gift tax, property tax, sales and use tax, estate planning and many other tax matters. Ben’s vast experience includes representing clients before the IRS, as well as representing the IRS before the US Tax Court and during litigation before the federal district courts as a special assistant to the United States Attorney. Today, Ben leads the firm’s IRS Practices & Procedures as a federal tax, controversy and procedure specialist and serves on Eide Bailly’s National Tax Office team that is committed to helping clients resolve their tax issues.

When you work with Ben, you get an immensely qualified tax partner that will have no problem sorting through even your most challenging concerns. He provides creative tax resolutions to meet your real world tax problems. You’ll get no canned responses and no one-size-fits-all solutions.

When he’s not at work, you’ll find Ben clocked in at his second job … being a math tutor to his children (his favorite clients). The challenges they bring home for dad can often rival many of his toughest days at work, but the rewards are rich. Ben also loves soccer, whether he’s watching, coaching or out on the pitch playing.





Texas Bar, member
Certified Public Accountant, Texas
California Bar, member


LL.M., Taxation – Golden Gate University School of Law
Juris Doctor – University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco
Bachelor of Science, Accounting – University of Utah


Client Work

Worked with clients in the controversy areas relating to income tax, estate and gift tax, property tax and employment tax.

Obtained many significant settlements for clients regarding all types of taxes, income, estate and gift, excise, and employment taxes.

Resolved disputes regarding Trust Fund Recovery Penalties, Interest Netting, IRS Collection and Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program filings.

Represented clients before the IRS in examination, appeals, collection, penalty abatement, audit reconsideration, interest abatement and interest netting.

Represented the IRS before the United States Tax Court in large and specially designated tax cases, and in litigation before the federal district court as a special assistant to the United States Attorney.

Worked as an attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, leading and instructing groups of attorneys, revenue agents and revenue officers through various procedures.


Community Involvement

Youth soccer, baseball, basketball and flag football, Coach
Youth Advisor and Sunday School Teacher
University of Utah Business School Alumni Mentor