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Samuel D Brotman

Samuel D Brotman

Practice areas:

Tax, Business

About Me

Samuel D. Brotman started Brotman Law in 2013. His practice focuses on business law and tax law with select representation in real estate matters.

Mr. Brotman was formerly an attorney with RJS Law in San Diego where Mr. Brotman chaired their corporate practice. He oversaw day-to-day legal operations for two large Southern California conglomerates and served as counsel to dozens of San Diego businesses. Mr. Brotman also has an extensive background criminal and civil tax controversies along with tax planning work. He has an established record of success in tax matters and in preventing numerous businesses from being shut down by government agencies. In total, he has collectively saved his clients serval millions in taxes and protected the financial security of numerous individuals and working families.

Mr. Brotman received his Juris Doctorate and his Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego. He graduated with his Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University in May of 2014.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Tax: 90%
    5 years
  2. Business: 10%
    5 years



Hourly ($295/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Elizabeth Anne Tresp

    I endorse this lawyer. Sam practices with passion for his work and demonstrates an innovative approach that sets him apart.


    Elizabeth Tresp Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Venar Raad Ayar

    Samuel is an incredibly bright, and talented tax attorney. He and I worked together at the same firm for some time, and I had the privilege of working with him on several business and tax matters. He was very prompt, professional, and thorough in all the matters we worked together on.


    Venar Ayar Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Brotman Law

5134 Saratoga Avenue
Suite 5
San Diego, CA, 92107




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Alumni Spirit AwardNational Association of Wabash Men2012
The Robert Mitchum AwardNational Association of Wabash Men2012
Honorable Mention - Best Written BriefVis International Moot Court2010
The Richard O. Wright PrizeWabash College2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBrotman Law2013 - Present
Attorney (previously law clerk)RJS Law2009 - 2013
Law ClerkBainbridge Management Consulting & Capital Advisory2008 - 2008
Legal AssistantCovington & Burling2005 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauN/A2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
University of San Diego Alumni AssociationN/A2010 - Present
National Association of Wabash MenN/A2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. CamiloFavorable plea agreement reached for client
Sales Tax AuditSaved client nearly six million dollars in taxable measure
IRS Installment AgreementSuccessfully reached resolution with the IRS for a $600,000+ liability

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Publication NameTitleDate
Yahoo FinanceYour Taxes and The Affordable Care Act2014
Ezine ArticlesIRS Tax Liens - How to Release and Subordinate a Tax Lien2013
Ezine ArticlesStatute of Limitations - How Long Does the IRS Have to Audit a Return2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Diego State UniversityEntrepreneurship/FinanceMasters of Business Administration2014
Univ of San Diego SOLTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
Wabash CollEnglish and ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Tax MeetingIRS Audits and Small Business2015
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessA Case Analysis of Whole Foods Market, Inc.2013
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessPricing Strategies in Business2013
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessThe Legality of Marketing Online Card Games2012
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessImportant Legal Cases in Corporate Governance2012
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessCredit Rating Agencies and the Impact of the Dodd Frank Act2012
University of San Diego - Graduate School of BusinessThe Rules of Evidence for Accountants2011