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Orlando has been in Palm Springs since 2013.  In Washington DC he served as the 17th Deputy Maritime Administrator of the United States, a senior federal executive during the first Obama administration.


As a tax attorney, he prefers helping small businesses and individuals before the IRS, California tax agencies, and also likes dealing with international tax issues. 


He’s a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former officer of the Navy, and a PriceWaterhouseCoopers "alumnus".

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian, French

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Tax: 80%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    1 year
  3. Business: 10%
    1 year

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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    I heartily endorse Orlando Gotay. He really knows tax law, and is extremely bright, hardworking, experienced and fearless. He can make the incomprehensible tax code understandable to a layperson without being at all condescending. He's my go-to attorney for tax issues. I refer clients to him, and he will be my first choice to represent me or my family if we ever need a tax attorney.

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    Diane Roth
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Contact info

Orlando Gotay, Attorney at Law

PO Box 1117
Palm Springs, CA, 92263

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199611/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award-Evidence LawAmerican Law Institute1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyOrlando Gotay, Attorney2009 - Present
Deputy Administrator, US Maritime AdministrationUs Department Of Transportation/Washington Dc2009 - 2011
Counselor to the MayorCity of San Juan, Puerto Rico2000 - 2009
Legislative AdvisorPuerto Rico House of Representatives1998 - 2000
AttorneyOrlando Gotay, Attorney1996 - 1998
Tax AssociateCoopers & Lybrand (Now Price Waterhouse Coopers1994 - 1996
Reinsurance AnalystE.W. Blanch Co.1991 - 1994
Various officer positionsUs Navy / Us Navy Reserve1987 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Riverside County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationN/A2013 - 2014
Desert Estate Planning CouncilN/A2013 - 2014
Desert Business AllianceN/A2013 - 2014
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1995 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/A1995 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS Offer in CompromiseSettled for $100.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1996
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
United States Naval AcademyPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maritime & Transportation Security Expo 2011Federal perspectives on Maritime Transportation and Security2011
Food Aid ConferenceMaritime contributions to US Food Aid2011
Ohio Conference on FreightU.S. Freight Policy2010