Jessica Shofler was raised in Toluca Lake, California, where she learned the... more
Jessica Shofler was raised in Toluca Lake, California, where she learned the importance of community service. As a student at The Buckley School, she dedicated her spare time to working with local non-profit organizations. That early experience informs the work she does today. Jessica attended Vassar College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History while actively pursuing scie... view profile
I am a Senior Tax Attorney at Brager Tax Law Group, APC. I handle civil and criminal... more
I am a Senior Tax Attorney at Brager Tax Law Group, APC. I handle civil and criminal tax controversy administrative practice and litigation, including audit defense and collection matters. I represent business entities and individuals before state and federal taxing authorities, including the IRS, Department of Justice, United State’s Attorney’s Office, California State Board of Equalization, C... view profile
Andrew Bernknopf integrates the practice of tax law, business law and estate... more
Andrew Bernknopf integrates the practice of tax law, business law and estate planning, with an emphasis on international issues.His work involves: International and domestic tax, trust and estate planning. U.S. immigration and emigration tax planning. Inbound and outbound structures for investments, real estate and business interests. Foreign and U.S. grantor and non-grantor trust structure... 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.