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Victor J Yoo

Tax Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Tax Lawyers Group, APC, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
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About Victor

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CONFIDENTIAL TRUSTED TAX LAWYER PROTECTING CLIENTS VS IRS, SALES TAX & BUSINESS TAXES.
Mr. Yoo is a tax and bankruptcy litigator. He represents clients in both civil and criminal tax cases against the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department. Mr Yoo has successfully represented individuals and businesses in numerous civil tax court cases, tax fraud investigations, IRS and Sales Tax audits, and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also has extensive experience handling FBAR -Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts from compliance, disclosure, audit and IRS criminal investigation stages. Beyond IRS matters, Mr. Yoo has also successfully defended one of the largest criminal sales tax investigations initiated by State of California against a beauty supply chain distributor. He also represents many out-of-state businesses against California sales tax audits based on nexus, compliance and other causes in numerous and wide array of industries including electronic parts suppliers, wine suppliers, computer tech, aerospace, construction, auto, restaurant, internet retailers and U.S. military defense industry companies. In addition to the tax litigation and tax controversy cases, Mr. Yoo represents both creditors and debtors in United States Bankruptcy Court in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 proceedings and is one of the few attorneys in California that focuses on tax bankruptcy cases. Mr. Yoo was also formerly associated with the tax and business consulting groups of Touche Ross, LLP, and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Yoo has written several articles concerning tax collection procedures and bankruptcy matters and has lectured on these topics at various forums including California Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center seminar series and other accredited CPE seminar events. His article "The Ultimate Trump Card - Discharging taxes in bankruptcy proceedings. Overview of Chapter 7, 13 and 11; Using bankruptcy proceedings to compromise taxes, litigate tax issues including Trust Fund Recovery Penalty - Protecting clients from IRS Determination of "Responsible Person" and Challenging IRS Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessment" remains a popular reference tool for tax practitioners.

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Location

Tax Lawyers Group, APC - Los Angeles
2049 Century Park E
Ste 3850
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Tax Lawyers Group, APC - Torrance
3424 Carson Street
Suite 350
Torrance, CA, 90067
Tax Lawyers Group, APC - Long Beach
400 Oceangate
8th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802
Tax Lawyers Group, APC - Pasadena
225 S Lake Ave
10th Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101
Tax Lawyers Group, APC - San Fernando Valley
4400 Coldwater Canyon
Suite 300
Studio City, CA, 91604
Tax Lawyers Group, APC - San Francisco & Oakland
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA, 94612
Tax Lawyers Group, APC - Honolulu
733 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI, 96813
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Posted by Pamela | December 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Victor Yoo and his firm resolved my case efficiently, and they were extremely skilled in their execution. Victor is an expert in his field, and he was effective in his legal strategy, as well as being able to explain things simply to me, and to keep me at ease, and confident that everything would be resolved properly. I was so relieved to know that I would be able to be free from, as well as put behind me, the financial abuse I experienced via my ex-husband.
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Posted by Jessica | November 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Detailed, Omniscient!
Victor Yoo represented me on a recent legal matter which went absolutely smooth and rather quickly. He was very thorough in educating me and promptly did so in good time, every time. I have already recommended Mr. Yoo to others and will continue to do so!
Posted by Max | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax Lawyers Group Revue
IRS audits are no fun. Victor and associates at Tax Lawyers Group were phenomenal team. Their knowledge and experience was instrumental in resolving my case. Along the way Victor also assisted me with incorporating my business and provided additional advise on various other tax matters. These guys are one class act. Seems like a rare commodity these days…
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Posted by Heather | August 15, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Awesome!!
I spoke with Mr. Yoo over the phone on advise on what to do about a levy that was put on my bank account. I was very concerned and lost on what to do, who to contact, etc. He made me feel at ease and told me the directions I need to go in. I almost went in the wrong direction which would have cost me a lot of money if I hadn't contacted Mr. Yoo. Thank you so much Mr. Yoo for helping me make the right decision by calling the Tax Board and working it out with them to release my bank account and file the taxes for the year that they were missing. You are AWESOME!!
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Posted by Carl | July 18, 2019
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The right men
Victor Yoo has represented my small business in cases of tax debts to the State and Federal agencies. His advice and handling proved to be successful in reducing or ending my case.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional
We met with few tax lawyers to deal with our ongoing tax problems created by our accountant. Mr Yoo was by far the most strategic and knowledgeable tax attorney that we met. During our first meeting he was very thorough and laid out the road map to fix our tax problems. As planned, we finally got rid of our tax problem few weeks ago and cannot be happier knowing that we can live again without the fear of IRS. Thanks again.
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Posted by Raul | May 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Really efficient service.
Thanks to Victor Yoo, now I know what to do and not to do. With him was very easy to focus on the specifics. He made it easy for me to assimilate the terminology when it comes to legal processes which deal with tax situations, as it was in my case. Very helpful and informative, step by step. I really recommend his service. Great team.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Victor Yoo was Great!
I talked to a few other tax attorneys about my EDD lien prior to Victor. The difference with Victor was was noticeable from the start. He seem to really listen and care about my situation. He also had great insight into dealing with this matter. He also brought up points that the other attorneys didn't even mention. I also felt that he treated my as a person and not just a number. Legal matters are expensive and stressful to deal with already the last thing I needed was to deal with another douchy lawyer who doesn't seem to care. That wasn't the case with Victor. I can honestly say he was very nice and Sincere . Which made a difficult situation a lot easier to deal with. Thanks Victor, I will recommend you every chance I get. Sincerely Jon S.
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Posted by Louise | April 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
foreign tax consult
Victor listened carefully, confirmed every points and explained clearly. Victor handled the consultation professionally.
Posted by Donald | April 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review
I was very pleased with his knowledge and most importantly how he was able to explain the complexities in such a simple understanding way. If I should need legal work on the issue, there is no question I would want to work with Victor!
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response and very friendly
I contacted Victor because I thought I had an OVDP issue, however turned out it was not an issue. He actually called me personally, and we did quick consultation over the phone. He explained everything I need to know very thoroughly. He treated me as if I already hired him, he is an amazing attorney.
Posted by Carl | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review to Victor Yoo, esq.
Victor Yoo represented by business with tax issues at state and federal level for several years. Mr. Yoo is knowledgeable of the tax agencies practices and procedures, and also has a pretty good understanding of the details ofrunning of small or medium size business like mine. He have a positive attitude about solving the problems presented to him yet he is very clear and cautious about explaining the possible solutions. Mr. Yoo was able to negotiate substantial reductions to my tax liability with federal and state agencies, and I highly recommend him for anybody facing tax problems.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Quick and easy
I've been concerned about next steps regarding my large back taxes bill and was lucky enough to speak to Victor. First off, I called his contact number hours after any normal business day would be over and Victor answered! I was stuck for the first minute shocked that I didn't reach a voicemail. Victor proceeded to spend the next 10 mins with me asking questions and providing some honest advice toward my situation. I couldn't have asked for more. 5 star service!
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Posted by Raaj | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me a new life.
After the financial crash of 2008 I owed the IRS and creditors a lot of money. The stress was unbearable. I went to 5 different bankruptcy attorneys who were all unfamiliar with the IRS Tax Code and did not seem very confident in solving my problems. Then I was referred to Victor Yoo. He was very professional and straightforward in our initial consultation. Because of his knowledge of both bankruptcy laws and IRS Tax Codes he was able to discharge a lot of my debt. I cannot thank Mr. Yoo enough. He gave me and my family a fresh start on life. I would highly recommend Mr. Yoo to anyone facing issues with the IRS and/or creditors.
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Posted by Ed | October 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolved our tax issue
Our personal taxes got complicated because of an erroneous 1099 we received. As a result our tax liability increased. Victor was able to iron things out with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board.
Posted by John | October 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Victor got us out of a jam with the IRS. We were the first to be offered a new amnesty program and it saved us quite a bit in taxes, but more importantly gave us peace of mind.
Posted by Caren | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend Victor Yoo
After many losses in my business, I decided to file bankruptcy when I had exhausted all other avenues. Mr. Yoo made the process not as anxiety filled and upsetting as it could have been. Everything was explained and the whole process was painless. I had so much fear going into the process and he made sure that I understood everything. I can't thank him enough for being there for me and showing me the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Posted by Lisa | October 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
My elderly mother had a very complicated tax problem from when she lived in CA years ago. Even though we now live in Oregon, Mr. Yoo not only helped her remotely but delivered better and expected results. We couldn't have asked for better service.
Posted by John K. Mitchell, Esq. | May 11, 2015
My Go to Tax Lawyer
Victor is an excellent tax attorney for individuals and business in need of tax relief. Feel assured that Victor can get the job done. I know I am comfortable recommending Victor for any tax problem.
Posted by Pam | April 30, 2015
Great tax lawyer
We had a irs problem and came to Victor. He is very knowledgeable and gave us great advice. I would recommend him to anyone with tax problems. He also does franchise tax board cases but we didn't need him for that. I have referred fiends to him and they were happy with him too.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tax Lawyers Group, APC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Chairman
  • Planning Commision at City of Rolling Hills Estates
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Judicial Intern/Clerk
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Tax & Financial Auditor
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of British Columbia
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • A. Hawk v. Commissioner of IRS
  • First case in California where same sex married couple sues for the right to file a joint tax return. IRS agreed to allow the same sex couple to file a tax return as domestic partners.
  • California Sales Tax Refund Appeals case against Board of Equalization
  • Out of state business owner won and got a full refund plus interest from the BOE.

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Tax Litigation & Procedure - State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Torrance Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • City of Rolling Hills Estates
  • Equestrian Committee
  • N/A
  • Lorman Education Series
  • Speaker
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • California Tax Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Japanese
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Honors and Awards

  • Chairman of Planning Commission - Rolling Hills Estates
  • City of Rolling Hills Estate
  • 2017
  • Superb Tax Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Appointed Planning Commissioner -Vice Chair by City Council
  • City of Rolling Hills Estates
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award - Tax Attorney
  • Client Choice Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Tax Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Superb Tax Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Appointed as Planning Commissioner by City Council
  • City of Rolling Hills Estates
  • 2014
  • Tax Attorney
  • Best of Long Beach
  • 2009
  • Admission
  • Federal District Court - Northern District
  • 1998
  • Admission
  • Federal District Court - Eastern District
  • 1998
  • Admission
  • Federal District Court - Southern District
  • 1998
  • Admission
  • United States Tax Court
  • 1995
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1994
  • Admission
  • California Supreme Court
  • 1994
  • Admission
  • Federal District Court - Central District
  • 1994
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Publications

  • US Magazine
  • Tax Evasion Consequences
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hollywood Tax Problems: American Media, Inc.,
  • Interview on Celebrity Tax Problems
  • 2016
  • Tax issues for CPAs and EAs
  • Tax Defense for Business Owners
  • 2012
  • Tax issues for CPAs and EAs
  • Tax Defense for Business Owners
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (34)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great member of the legal community."
Tax Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Victor J Yoo is an excellent advocate for his clients, very respected in the legal community."
Tax Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is well-known and well-respected by fellow attorneys across the country, and his clients sing his highest praises. Victor Yoo aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Victor is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Tax Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. Highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Yoo. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Victor, without any reservation. Very knowledgeable in the field of tax law."
Business Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Victor Yoo has a solid reputation in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer all of my clients with tax issues to Victor. He is an excellent attorney."
Tax Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Yoo for over 20 years. When I have clients, family, or friends that require a tax attorney, I always refer them to Mr. Yoo."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Victor Yoo for bankruptcy and tax matters. Victor has been successfully handling my bankruptcy and tax matters for years. His knowledge and expertise in these areas has been extremely beneficial to my clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Tax Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have tax issues, you should reach out to Mr. Yoo. He's well respected in the legal community."
Tax Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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