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Sat Nam Singh Khalsa

Tax Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

About Sat Nam

Learn Sat Nam’s areas of practice.

Khalsa Law is the law practice of Sat Nam Khalsa. Sat Nam created Khalsa Law to help businesses, families, and individuals plan for the future and deal effectively with the challenges that life throws at them.

Before starting Khalsa Law, Sat Nam worked for several years in the tax controversy and litigation practice at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, a premier Washington, DC, law firm. While at Miller & Chevalier, Sat Nam worked on complex corporate tax cases on behalf of clients seeking to resolve controversies with the IRS. In some cases, the controversies were resolved through the IRS's appeals process; in other cases, the issues were tried in Federal court. In addition to his controversy and litigation practice, Sat Nam gained significant experience with international tax issues as well as with the state and Federal rules governing tax-exempt organizations.

In his tax-exempt practice, Sat Nam has successfully assisted clients obtain Federal tax-exempt status as well as comply with the complex rules that govern Federal tax-exempt entities. Projects for tax-exempt clients have included analyzing tax and compliance issues related to joint-ventures between tax-exempt and for-profit entities; assisting nonprofits establish overseas affiliates and coordinating with foreign corporate counsel regarding entity formation; and counseling clients regarding rules related to fundraising, lobbying, unrelated business income, international activities and donations to international affiliates. Sat Nam has also helped clients navigate state law rules governing nonprofit corporations, from entity formation and the creation of bylaws that reflect the vision and mission of the organization to the various areas of compliance required by the states in which the organizations operate.

Sat Nam has also gained experience in family law and probate through his pro bono work and community activities as well as by taking several workshops and training programs in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation, and the substantive law and procedural elements of estate planning and probate. Sat Nam is a regular volunteer at the D.C. Family Court Self Help Clinic and at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program's Probate Resource Center. Sat Nam also sits on the board of a Virginia nonprofit and maintains an active pro bono practice.

A lifelong practitioner of Kundalini Yoga, Sat Nam is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and has taught yoga and meditation classes in Northern Virginia. Sat Nam is also a trained coach and has helped coach individual clients towards personal success and fulfillment. Sat Nam brings all of his skills and experiences to bear on his work as a lawyer. Before he began practicing law, Sat Nam helped manage a small family-owned business with multiple retail locations in Virginia and Delaware.

In addition to running Khalsa Law, LLC, Sat Nam is of counsel the Bethesda, Maryland-based law firm Longman & Van Grack, LLC.

Licensed for 12 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 07/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Khalsa Law, LLC
1325 G Street, NW, #500
Washington, DC, 20005-5799
Khalsa Law, LLC
1750 Tyson's Boulevard
Suite 1500
McLean, VA, 22102
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Posted by Yvonne | May 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Small Corporate Matter
Sat Nam was referred to me by another attorney (different practice) to assist me with addressing this work related matter. Sat Nam was very responsive and knowledgeable and was able to advise and guide me to successfully close out this ongoing situation to an acceptable outcome for both parties involved. I especially appreciate his diligence and patience even though the matter at hand never exceeded his retainer fee. I would definitely recommend his services for matters both big and small and if the need ever arises again I would not hesitate to retain Sat Nam's services.
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Posted by Matthew | November 26, 2020
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Outstanding legal advice for a transitioning service member
Khalsa Law is highly recommended.  Sat Nam is professional, informed, and responsive.  He was consulted with regard to post military service and overseas tax law considerations.  When transitioning from service there are many tax considerations, and transition consultants and federal/state VA offices were unable to provide clear understanding associated with a complex situation. Sat Nam provided clear and detailed analysis and information, and made it easy to understand.  It was a pleasure working with him and he has my highest recommendation. 
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Posted by Alex | November 25, 2020
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Will go above and beyond
When one is in the business of providing services, it's often hard to tell if there are hidden costs to extras or if it truly comes from a good place. Being in a dangerous profession and having a bit of value to my name, I wanted to make sure those I care about are taken care of long after I'm gone. That being said, I had no idea how a will was written nor executed and when I contact Sat Nam I basically said "I want a will.". Realizing that Sat Nam was working with someone who had no knowledge of the topic whatsoever, he went out of his way to provide me with as much legal information and assistance as possible. Now, I may not know much about the legal field but even I could tell when he was taking the time to inform me about legal topics that aren't necessarily covered with the type of service that I was paying for. That being said, I braced myself for any extra cost, a cost which never came. Here is someone that genuinely cares about his clients and wants not only to provide the best service during his time working with them but also wants to see them happy well into the future. For that I will always recommend Sat Nam to anyone looking for a similar service knowing that they will be as happy and grateful to have crossed paths with Sat Nam as I have.
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Posted by Esther | August 26, 2020
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Review
Mr. Sat Nam Singh Khalas was very helpful during the process of writing our last will. He also helped us develop a power of attorney and advance medical directive. All the procedures and steps were explained clearly and graciously. He was always available to answer questions. Mr. Khalas is very personable, and my husband and I are grateful for his help.
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Posted by Steven | April 26, 2020
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Nova Resident
A few months ago, I had a rather large tax issue with the state of Virginia. Upon a lawyer friend's recommendation, I contacted Mr. Khalsa and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. He is empathetic, knowledgeable, and hardworking. And, most important, he's effective. VA was asking for back taxes (a large sum) from a period in which I lived and worked overseas. Mr. Khalsa explained the law and the process in ways I could easily understand and resolved the issue. VA dropped the issue completely. We paid Mr. Khalsa a standard fee up front and he promptly returned the remaining balance. I can't recommend him highly enough if you have a tax issue. He's really a nice person and a terrific attorney.
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Posted by RM | January 20, 2020
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Best and Honest Tax Lawyer
I would strongly recommend Sat Nam (10 stars if possible). I had an atypical audit for which I had consulted with multiple tax attorneys, including former IRS agents who had experience with field audits. However, none could provide a clear answer/solution. I had hired one of the so called "top" firms in DC to handle my audit, however, they mishandled my case. I took a huge risk and fired that firm in the middle of the audit.... and requested Sat Nam to help me. He patiently listened to the complexity of the case. He suggested an approach which worked and the case was closed within couple months.
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Posted by Jenifer and Mark | November 18, 2019
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Highly Recommended!
Sat is extremely helpful, thoughtful, and thorough. He helped our family create a will that ensured our daughter is cared for should anything happen to us. We weren’t sure what to expect and extremely anxious about making the right decisions. Sat took the time to answer our questions and lay out our options. He also provided resources and helped keep us on track by carefully summarizing discussions and next steps. Most of the exchange was by phone or online. This was incredibly convenient for scheduling, however, we were initially concerned that without face-to-face meetings this arrangement would compromise communication. This wasn’t an issue at all! Sat is an amazing listener and communicator. We are grateful to Sat for supporting us through this process.
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Posted by Kemp | November 12, 2019
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Sat Nam is an excellent attorney
Sat Nam is an outstanding, tireless attorney. He listens very intently and attentively and will only respond once he is sure his opinion is backed up in case law. He possesses a diplomatic, professional demeanor which will serve you well and his communication with tax authorities on my behalf as well as his written work was exemplary. He was always able to explain complex legal matters in layman's terms, which is rare (both book smart and street smart). Sat Nam always unceasingly replied to my concerns within hours by phone, text or email (usually within the hour even if he was in the midst of another legal matter). I highly recommend his services. Hiring Sat Nam will be a decision you will not regret! A+++++
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Posted by Mo | September 6, 2019
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Appreciate the service!
Sat Nam was very patient and professional. He explained his services and provided the documentation in a swift manner. I did not need to use his services because my employer was able to provide the service for free; he issued me a refund and was so courteous through out the process. I appreciate you Sat Nam!
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent estate planning
Sat Nam helped my partner and I put together our will, durable powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives. He was terrific at explaining all the concepts and patient with all the questions we had. For folks who need help with estate planning, we highly recommend Sat Nam!
Posted by Omar | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Tax Attorney and Great Person
I rarely write reviews about anything, but I felt compelled to write one about my experience with the law office of Sat Nam Khalsa. Simply put: Sat Nam is a great tax attorney and an equally great person. After contacting several attorneys to provide advice/input on a delicate matter, I ultimately chose Sat Nam. He seamlessly assisted me in a manner that was professional, expert, timely, and friendly. Sat Nam is quick to respond, does his due diligence regarding the issue at hand, and is reasonably priced. If you need any type of tax advice or assistance, I would highly recommend Sat Nam Khalsa. I have dealt with many attorneys, and he's right there at the top.
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Posted by Linda | November 14, 2018
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Will preparation
Mr. Khalsa did wills for my husband and I. He was very thorough with his questions so that he knew exactly what we wanted. He was very knowledgeable when we had questions and was very pleasant to work with.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Corporate Tax Law/ IRS Offer in Compromise
Mr. Khalsa was instrumental in getting my offer in compromise accepted by the IRS. His ability to negotiate and navigate this very tedious process along with his knowledge and experience in tax law was really key in working to get the best results. In addition, he is the most pleasant professional to work with. If you're looking for an effective and successful tax, corporate or estate attorney with integrity and a unique skillset you've found the right person!
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Posted by Rex | July 21, 2017
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Exceptional Service and Advice - Highly Recommended
Khalsa Law has helped me with three different issues. The service I have received has been exceptional, both in terms of quality of advice and promptness in delivery. I have never once questioned whether my best interests or the firms bottom line was the priority. You will not find a more conscientious and diligent attorney to represent your needs.
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Posted by Surinder | June 21, 2017
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Sat Nam Singh Khalsa Law Firm
My IRS case was handled by Khalsa law firm. It was presented very professional way. Lots of time and efforts were put in to make it a success case. I am very happy with this firm and would love to recommend to anybody. Wish Sat Nam Singh lots of success to help people.
Posted by Michelle | September 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Innovative problem solver and great listener
Mr. Khalsa has been on outstanding resource to me as a small business owner. He has an uncanny ability to create strategic, cost-effective, and practical solutions to common business challenges. Working with him is a breeze - he very quickly understands complicated situations and always has suggestions for things that I can do right away to solve or mitigate the problem. His turnaround time is excellent - he always gets things to me when he says he will, and often before. On top of his substantive excellence, Mr. Khalsa is a delight to work with - funny, calm, and a true advocate. I recommend him highly!
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Posted by Neel | August 22, 2016
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Excellent assistance
Sat Nam assisted with both personal and professional legal documents and contracts. His inputs and insight were very useful in the development of the documents and contracts, and the final results were comprehensive, professional and timely.
Posted by Andrew | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 star!!
Wonderful attorney and a beautiful soul. He helped me with a contract between me and my foreign partner looking out for both our interests. He accomplished it all with expert advice, patience and sress free. highly reccomended!!
Posted by Dr. Sukhmani Kaur | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Values-driven legal representation
Mr. Khalsa has been a steady and calm presence through my legal issues. He asked critical questions and demonstrated the capacity to look deeply into and contain multiple details of every situation related to my case with focused persistence. Mr. Khalsa navigated my case with precision and dedication. He ably represented me and my interests while responding to changing events and circumstances with calm patience. I appreciated his manner as much as I did the outcome of his work. I find his advice sound and recommend him highly.
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Posted by Saskia | November 13, 2015
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Highly Recommend
We used Sat Nam for DC tax issue, and he was excellent. He provided sage advice that he explained in a way that gave me comfort, as a lawyer, and was easy to understand for my husband, a non-lawyer. He also coordinated seamlessly with our accountant who had more knowledge of the underlying issue than we did. And he did all this at a very reasonable rate. I also had the privilege of working with Sat Nam at his previous firm, where he consistently demonstrated a calm, patient, wise demeanor that many lawyers lose in the law firm environment. We can't recommend Sat Nam highly enough.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Khalsa Law, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Longman & Van Grack, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Miller & Chevalier
  • 2010 - 2015

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of British Columbia
  • MA
  • 1999
  • University of British Columbia
  • BA
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Contract Litigation
  • Ruling in my clients' favor.

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Law Practice Management Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Blog Post
  • New Partnership Audit Rules Require Proactive Response
  • 2017
  • The District of Columbia Practice Manual (Contributing Author)
  • Exemption from D.C. Income and Franchise, Sales and Use, Personal Property, and Real Property Taxes
  • 2015
  • Practical Guide to U.S. Transfer Pricing, 3rd Edition
  • Transfer Pricing for Services under the 2009 Treasury Regulations and OECD Guidelines (assisting contributor)
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch with a Lawyer
  • Estates, Trust, and Probate Law
  • 2019
  • Lunch with a Lawyer
  • Building a Law Practice
  • 2018
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, May Meeting
  • Worker Classification: The IRS, Department of Labor, and the States
  • 2018
  • Reston Library Seminar
  • Planning for Incapacity
  • 2016
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Tax Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Sat Nam on several matters in the past. I have always been impressed with his knowledge of tax law and his professionalism."