Rachel Simon is the founding attorney of R.A. Simon Law, a professional law... more
Rachel Simon is the founding attorney of R.A. Simon Law, a professional law corporation. Ms. Simon practices in the areas of taxation, business transactions and corporate law. She has dealt with a broad variety of legal matters, including business entity structuring and formation, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state tax litigation, and corporate financings. Ms. Simon has represente... view profile
Currently confirmed as incoming Chair of the California Board of Legal... more
Currently confirmed as incoming Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) for the 2014-2015 year. Previously served the CBLS as member and then chair of the tax law advisory committee (2006-2011) and then as member of CBLS (2011-2013), then as Vice-Chair (2013-2014).
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.