I was a Senior Trial Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Laguna where I... more
I was a Senior Trial Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Laguna where I was recognized by the Department of Treasury for exemplary service. As a Senior IRS Trial Attorney, I successfully reporesentedthe IRS Commissioner before the United States Tax Court in all phases of litigation and trial. Later on, IAdvised IRS Exam, Appeals, and Collection groups on substantive and procedural ... view profile
I specialize in estate and trust planning, with an emphasis on tax planning for... more
I specialize in estate and trust planning, with an emphasis on tax planning for strategic wealth transfers. In addition, I provide legal and tax advice to owners of small businesses and rental properties who would benefit for transferrring their interests into limited liability business entities in a manner that will protect their personal assets and avoid triggering an increase in their proper... view profile
I left college to fight in the Vietnam War (1967 to 1971). Then I worked in... more
I left college to fight in the Vietnam War (1967 to 1971). Then I worked in financial management for my church for 3 years. After 3 years at Xerox, I've been self employed, first as an accountant andEnrolled Agent while in law school(tax preparer authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS), and then as an attorney since 1984. I have two children andtwo step children. My hobbies are swing ... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.