Adam W. Dayton

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Adam W. Dayton


Direct Line : 702.233.4444

601 South Tenth Street Suite 204
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101


Adam W. Dayton begins his private practice at Fabian VanCott, coming to the firm from the Office of Chief Counsel (SB/SE) of the Internal Revenue Service in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his three years with the IRS, Adam tried six cases before the United States Tax Court, and managed a caseload of over one hundred tax court cases. As an intern with the Department of Justice, Tax Division, in Washington, D.C., Adam worked on several criminal appellate cases in different judicial circuits.

Adam attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, earning a degree in Neuroscience, with a minor in Business Management, going on to earn a masters degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology, and finally earning his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Adam's practice focuses on representing clients in disputes with the IRS involving examinations, appeals, and investigations.

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Attorney with Fabian VanCott, Las Vegas Office, December 2016
Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel (SB/SE), Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2013 to December 2016
Summer Law Intern, Department of Justice, Tax Division, Washington, DC, Summer 2012 Summer Law Clerk, Stirba, P.C., Salt Lake City, Utah, Summer 2011
Admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Utah, 2013


Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, April 2013; Lead Note and Comment Editor, BYU Law Review

M.S., Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University, December 2010

B.S., Neuroscience with minor in Business Management, Brigham Young University, April 2007

Publications & Presentations

Panelist - Innocent SpouseProtection, American Bar Association - Continuing Education Taxation, December 2015

Author, United States v. Ruiz-Gaxiola: When Criminal Defendants Say No to Drugs, 2012 BYU L. Rev. 477

Thesis: Role of AMPK in the Upregulation of Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein in Zona Fasciculata of the Adrenal Cortex