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Chaya Kundra

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Top Rated Tax Attorney in Rockville, MD

Kundra & Associates, P.C.
108 South Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-637-8130
Fax: 301-424-7047
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009, 2021 - 2023
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Tax: Business, International
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Attorney Profile

As a tax litigator and adviser, Chaya Kundra, the founder of Kundra & Associates P.C., represents clients in Rockville, Maryland, and the District of Columbia in all stages of tax controversies and planning. She assists businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in cases involving civil and criminal tax litigation, closely held business taxation, corporate tax issues, divorce tax consequences, international tax law, appeals, IRS audits, collections and fraud. She also helps avoid such tax issues by providing estate planning, asset protection and business formation services.

Having obtained a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Loyola University Maryland, where she was recognized for her leadership, scholarship and community service, Ms. Kundra went on to earn her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in 1994. After law school, she accepted a position at the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Enforcement, where she worked on cases involving money laundering and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. She also handled appeals involving employment discrimination at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In order to better her practice, Ms. Kundra holds membership in a number of legal organizations. These include the Women's Bar Association of Maryland; the Indian American Bar Association; the American, Montgomery County and Maryland State bar associations; and the Advanced Tax Institute. Widely recognized for her skill and ethics, Ms. Kundra has earned a number of accolades from her peers. Fortune Magazine named her one of the Women Leaders in Law for 2013 and 2014, and the National Association of Professional Women named her Woman of the Year in 2012. She additionally holds a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She has additionally been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Tax: Business
  • 30%International
Focus Areas

Tax Law


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009, 2021 - 2023

About Chaya Kundra

First Admitted: 1994, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • B.A., Finance - Loyola College (Member of Green & Grey Society)


  • Circle of Excellence, 2011
  • Washington DC’s Women Leaders in the Law, 2012
  • Top Lawyers in Maryland, 2013
  • Acquisition International Finance Awards Tax Law, Firm of the Year, Maryland, 2014
  • National Association of Entrepreneurship, First-Generation Entrepreneur of the Year, 2011
  • Named NAPEW Woman of the Year, 2009
  • Best Lawyers Award, 2013-2015
  • Green and Grey Society of Loyola College, A group which honors the top twelve graduating seniors who embody leadership, scholarship and community service
  • Superb Rating by AVVO
  • Circle of Excellence, 2011
  • Fortune Women Leaders in the Law, 2013-2014
  • Best Law Firm, 2014-2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • New England IRS Representation Conference on Preparer Penalties, Panelist, 2016
  • Ms. Kundra was quoted in "The Times of India"
  • Interviewed by Fox 5 News for the segment Maryland Comptroller's Office Names Top 50 Tax Defaulters

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Preparer Penalties, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute - Panelist, November 3, 2008 - Present
  • Important Income Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy & Foreclosure, Montgomery County, MD Bar Foundation - Panelist and Moderator, September 17, 2008 - Present
  • Seminar, The Update on Employment Taxes - ABA CLE Seminar, 2009 - Present
  • Collection Due Process; Why, When and Taking it to Court District of Columbia Bar, 2009 - Present
  • Panelist, Preparer Penalties, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute, 2008 - Present
  • Panelist, Federal Tax Practice and Procedure Update, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute, 2008 - Present
  • Taxation on Discharge of Indebtedness, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Panelist and Moderator, 2008 - Present
  • Worker Classification/Responsible Party, MD State Bar Annual Meeting, 2008 - Present
  • Important Income Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy & Foreclosure, Montgomery County Bar, 2008 - Present
  • Ethical Considerations in a Buy/Sell Business, 2008 - Present
  • Preparer Penalties 2008 Montgomery County Bar Spring, 2008 - Present
  • Important Income Tax Aspects of Marriage & Divorce, 2007 - Present
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Payroll Taxes, 2006 - Present
  • Pass-through Entities, 2006 - Present
  • Tax Increase and Reconciliation Action of 2005 HR 4297
  • Seminar, Federal Tax Practice and Worker Classification, 2005 - Present
  • The IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Schemes , 2005 - Present
  • Annual Program on Tax Updates for MD State Bar Annual Meeting, 2005 - 2008
  • How to Stay out of the IRS Frying Pan, 2004 – Present
  • Article, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, June, 2010
  • IRS Fails to Nab Payroll Cheats,, August 25, 2008
  • Life Cycle of a Federal Tax Controversy - JOURNAL OF TAX PRACTICE & PROCEDURE, December 2006 - January 2007
  • Taxation Section Monthly Newsletter for the Montgomery County Bar Association, 2006
  • Life Cycle of a Federal Tax Controversy - Maryland Bar Journal, November, 2006
  • Federal Tax Practice and Procedure, Maryland Advanced Tax Institute - Panelist, November 3, 2008 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • ABA Tax Section, Vice-Chair of Employment Tax Committee
  • Continuing Legal Education, Pro Bono Section and Tax Controversy Study Group Member, Current Chairperson of the Tax Section of Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Co-chair of Day 1 of the Maryland Advanced Tax Institute
  • Alan J. Goldstein American Inns of Court, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member
  • American Bar Association, Civil and Criminal Penalties, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Tax Section Past Co-chair of Membership
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Maryland
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Section of Taxation
  • U.S. Tax Court’s Inns of Court
  • Fee Dispute Committee for Montgomery County, Co-Chairperson
  • Indian American Bar Association
  • Montgomery/Prince George's County Tax Study Group Member
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Chairperson of the Tax Section
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • Federal Bar Association



Pro bono/Community Service

  • Active participant in local and national CLE programs and Habitat for Humanity

Representative Clients

  • Small to mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals.


Industry Groups

  • Business And Planning Issues.
  • Domestic And International Tax Litigation
  • Tax Controversy
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Office Location for Chaya Kundra

108 South Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-637-8130

Fax: 301-424-7047

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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