I am certified as a specialist in taxation law by The State Bar of California Board... more
I am certified as a specialist in taxation law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice focuses on tax controversy and planning. I represent private, public and tax-exempt business entities before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, all California state courts, all federal district courts, the U.S. Tax Court and t... view profile
ROGER ROYSE is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with... more
ROGER ROYSE is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com ). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represent... view profile
I am certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning,... more
I am certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. I have 30 years of practice experience working with clients on estate planning matters, business formation and counseling, and corporate and partnership tax matters. Our firm, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger Melnick, LLP, has been serving Bay Area clients for many decades. In addition... view profile
Gene Takagi is the managing attorney of NEO Law Group, contributing publisher of the... more
Gene Takagi is the managing attorney of NEO Law Group, contributing publisher of the Nonprofit Law Blog, and a regular contributor to Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. He writes and presents on nonprofit legal issues - a lot. Recently, Gene has been published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, and The Nonprofit Quarterly and spoken at conferences for Independent Sector, Boar... view profile
I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. I also travel throughout the Bay Area... more
I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. I also travel throughout the Bay Area if required to meet with someone with mobility or transportation issues. I have three children, one of whom is in college, one at Bishop O'Dowd and one at Corpus Christi School. I will be practicing for many years!
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.