Taxation

 

The practice of tax law has changed considerably during my career.  When I started practice, the corporate tax regime was the dominant choice for businesses.

 

With the advent of limited liability companies, which are taxed as partnerships, a business lawyer needs to understand and apply both corporate and partnership rules.

 

The formation of business entities is not a cookie-cutter business.  Some attorneys undertake to establish business entities without a full knowledge of the different tax rules.  That is a mistake.

 

My practice includes assistance and representation for:
 

  • Corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Estate planning strategies
  • Taxpayer audits 
  • Franchise Tax Board collection matters 
  • Internal Revenue collection matters 
  • 1031 exchanges and other real estate matters 
  • Tax issues arising in divorces 
  • Disputes with the EDD regarding classification as an independent contractor

 

I am admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

 

My practice includes tax matters relating to personal income tax, business taxation, and the gift and estate tax.  This is a complex field with rules that are frequently changed and subject to interpretation.

 

I am knowledgeable about both the practical aspects of business operations, as well as the technical aspects of tax law.  Thus, my counseling can help avoid tax problems, as well as resolve disputes after they have arisen.