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Languages spoken: Korean, Tagalog

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 55%
  2. Immigration: 30%
  3. Business: 15%



Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check

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  • Matthew Bradley Rosenthal

    I endorse this lawyer. I needed assistance for a client of mine on a legal matter so I reached out to him and even though he was not able to directly solve my problem, he was still willing to connect with an attorney who could help me. He is a collegial attorney who is easy to work with. I certainly endorse him.


    Matthew Rosenthal Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Cabasso

    Steven has an incredibly expansive knowledge of tax law. While working with Steven at Lawyerist, he has educated me on issues in the practice area. He also has done well to educate the community on issues regarding tax and virtual worlds.


    Andrew Cabasso Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

7002 Moody St Ste 105A
La Palma, CA, 90623


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National FinalistAmerican Bar Association Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge2007
CALI Award for Highest Grade in Taxation of Business OrgsCALI2006
CALI Award for Highest Grade in Advanced Immigration LawCALI2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Tax ColumnistLawyerist Media, LLC2015 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation SectionSecretary2015 - Present
International Game Developers AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of TaxationMember2011 - Present
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Administrative Law SectionVice Chair2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Taxpayer in Georgia - Erroneous Tax AssessmentReduced tax liability from $1.5 million to $140,000
Taxpayer in Florida - IRS AuditClient's tax liability was reduced to $80,000.
Taxpayer in Ohio - Offer in CompromiseThe IRS offered to settle $3.8 million tax debt for $270,000.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AOther - Masters2007
Whittier College School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - RiversideN/AOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Taiwanese American Professionals - Los AngelesBasics of Tax Planning2016
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationFACEBOOKKEEPING: When Can Your Blog, Tweet Or Snapchat Violate Ethics Rules?2016
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationThree's A Crowd: Love, Marriage and Taxes2015
Loyola Law School Class PresentationTax Ethics Issues on FBAR Matters2014