Tax Planning. Because of our deep tax knowledge, we are regularly consulted by our clients, outside accountants, business managers, and even other attorneys in a variety of transactions involving complex aspects of tax law.
For example, we are often called upon in matters such as structuring tax-efficient business acquisitions and sales, structuring real estate transactions to avoid property tax reassessments, avoiding unnecessary taxation in litigation settlement agreements, as well as other individual and business transactions with a significant tax component.
Tax Audits and Controversies. We also represent our individual and business clients in tax audits and controversies. We serve as their authorized representatives before the Internal Revenue Service in matters involving income taxes, federal payroll taxes and estate taxes; the California Franchise Tax Board in business and individual income tax matters; the State Board of Equalization in sales tax issues; the Employment Development Department for state payroll taxes; and county and municipal jurisdictions in matters involving property taxes and business license taxes.