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Tax attorney Robert Hoffman handles both domestic and international tax matters. He specializes in estate tax planning, income tax planning, and general tax litigation, and provides experienced legal representation for both closely held corporations and individuals, including high net worth and high income families.
As an attorney who specializes in estate tax planning, Robert has extensive experience assisting clients with legal matters ranging from the preparation of wills and trusts to advanced healthcare directives and powers of attorney. For those who wish to provide a legacy of future financial support for disabled relatives, Robert can facilitate the creation of a robust special needs trust to keep your loved ones comfortable and secure.
In addition to working closely with families, couples, and individuals, Robert routinely consults with business owners and employers to protect their best financial interests, providing respected legal guidance in matters of formation and dissolution, entity structure selection, hiring and employment practices, and the creation and maintenance of nonprofits, including 501(c)(3) organizations.
Specific areas of tax law which Robert assists clients with include bank levies and wage garnishment, innocent spouse relief matters, offers in compromise, tax issues specific to the state of California, unfiled tax returns, tax matters pertaining to immigration, and IRS installment agreements and payment plans. Time and time again, Robert has proven himself an effective IRS negotiator, even in highly complex and contentious disputes involving IRS tax audits, offshore voluntary disclosures (OVDP), FBAR filings, and FATCA compliance.
Robert Hoffman is licensed by the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the United States District Court (Central District of California), and the United States Tax Court.
Outside of his legal practice as a Los Angeles tax lawyer, Robert is an active member of his community. He enjoys volunteering his time with Public Counsel, a non-profit pro bono law firm located in Los Angeles, California, and with Wills for Heroes, a non-profit organization whose mission is providing free estate planning assistance to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2013|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Robert J. Hoffman||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Direct Tax Relief, Inc.||2012 - 2014|
|Volunteer Attorney||Public Counsel, Consumer Law Project||2012 - 2013|
|Clerk||United States Small Business Administration||2007 - 2009|
|Clerk||Astor & Phillips, A Professional Law Corporation||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation Section||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Taxation Section||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section||Member||N/A|
|United States Tax Court||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|Supreme Court of California||Admitted to Practice||N/A|
|Mainstreet.com||Say Goodbye, America: The Rich Are Renouncing Their Citizenship to Dodge Taxes||2015|
|Loyola Law School||Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of California - Los Angeles||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|CA Franchise Tax Board - 98% reduction in balance due.||Tax reduced by $428,794.|
|IRS Audit - More than $250K reduced||Total bill reduced by 72%|
|CA EDD - Removed over $80K in taxes, penalties and interest||No balance due, refund of over $14,000.|
|U.S. Tax Court - Personal Injury Settlement||$0 in tax owed. - $50,000 asserted by IRS.|
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