He is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice before the: U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Court (Southern and Middle Districts of Florida) and U.S. Court of Appeals (11th Circuit).
Bernie was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Law School from 2010-2017, teaching Tax Procedure. Bernie has been an instructor at IRS Continuing Education Programs and has spoken before numerous professional organizations, including the Florida Bar Tax Section and the Tax Executives Institute. He formerly chaired the IRS Collections Committee of the Bar’s Tax Section. Bernie also regularly provides pro bono services on behalf of the Legal Aid Societies of Broward and Miami-Dade County. Prior to his career with the IRS, Bernie was a firefighter and paramedic.