San Diego attorney Rodney J. (Rod) Hatley's path to becoming an asset protection and... more
San Diego attorney Rodney J. (Rod) Hatley's path to becoming an asset protection and estate planning attorney began with a seven-figure estate tax bill. His father had been ill for a while before he died. ThoughRod knew that his fatherneeded to set up a trust and undertake additional advanced planning to prepare for the eventual passing of his accumulated wealth, by this pointhis fatherc... view profile
Upon moving to San Diego, Amanda Cook began working with a small, busy tax, estate... more
Upon moving to San Diego, Amanda Cook began working with a small, busy tax, estate planning, and probate firm to gain experience before opening her own office. During her time there, she helped prepare hundreds of individual, business, and fiduciary income tax returns, providing her additional, broad-based tax knowledge. Amanda also became familiar with the intricacies of probate estates and ho... view profile
Chandara Diep is a senior associate at RJS LAW, was our firm’s first hire, and was... more
Chandara Diep is a senior associate at RJS LAW, was our firm’s first hire, and was with RJS LAW while it underwent its transition from a solo practitioner into a full-service law firm. Ms. Diep handles collection cases with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), State Board of Equalization (SBOE), and the Employment Development Department (EDD). Prior to her current role... 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.