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Geoffrey D. Plourde

Business Attorney at Tarzana, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 3 years
    California - CA 4 years
    Massachusetts - MA 4 years
    Wyoming - WY 4 years
    Arizona - AZ 4 years
    New York - NY 4 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    New Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Geoffrey

Learn Geoffrey’s areas of practice.

I'm an attorney, CPA, and Enrolled Agent (one of 8 in California) who focuses on resolving complex business, estate planning, and tax issues. I look forward to assisting you in either resolving your specific legal issue or leveraging my extensive network of colleagues to find you the right attorney to assist you.

I currently run a small firm (Ibis Law Group APC) here in the San Fernando Valley. I also teach undergraduate accounting classes at California Lutheran University and continuing education courses for various tax related organizations. I completed advanced studies in business and taxation at Golden Gate University (MS in Taxation), the University of Southern California (MBA). I was named a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute in 2015 after completing advanced studies in tax practice and procedure.

I previously worked for about 8 years in some of the largest tax resolution companies in the United States, serving in both client facing roles and in senior management (controller, director of resolution, general counsel) overseeing client case work, regulatory issues, and legal matters. I have significant experience working with distressed businesses as well as attempts by tax agencies to assert personal liability for unpaid payroll taxes.

I am an active member of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled Agents (past chapter president, past state education committee vice chair, current state director). I'm also a member of the American Bar Association (Section on Taxation), CalCPA, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Location

Ibis Law Group APC
18455 Burbank Blvd Ste 306
Tarzana, CA, 91356

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Reviews

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Posted by Boden | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Taxes and business restructuring
Geoffrey has been doing my business taxes for the last few years and recently helped to guide the process of restructuring my business from its initial formation into position to properly scale and easily be sold. He is very easy to work with and I would definitely recommend for business and tax needs.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Ibis Law Group APC
  • 2021 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • ATS
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Legal Externship
  • California Department Of Justice,Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Vice President and Director of Resolution
  • ATS
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Judicial Extern
  • Hon. Barry Russell, US Bankruptcy Judge
  • 2017 - 2017
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Education

  • University of Southern California
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2022
  • Southwestern Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • Golden Gate University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2016

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRS concedes $94,430 assessment against client
  • Balance written off by IRS
  • IRS closes out musician audit as "no change"
  • Client victory

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Society of Enrolled Agents
  • Director
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • James T. King Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • California Lawyers Association
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • 2024 PASCPA Seminar
  • State Tax Update
  • 2024
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • Travel Denied - The IRS Blocked My Passport
  • 2023
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • Internal Revenue Manual
  • 2023
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • The Information Jungle - Making Sense of Information Reporting - Panelist
  • 2023
  • 2023 PASCPA Seminar
  • Federal Tax Controversy Update and Federal Tax Update
  • 2023
  • Los Angeles Chapter Dinner Meeting
  • Federal Tax Controversy Update
  • 2022
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • Tax Resolution Issue Spotting
  • 2022
  • 2020 Southern California Practitioner Seminar - Burbank
  • IRS Collections - Panelist
  • 2020
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • Representing the Taxpayer with a Revoked Passport
  • 2019
  • 2019 Southern California Practitioner Seminar - Burbank
  • IRS Collections
  • 2019
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • Intro to IRS Collections
  • 2017
  • Continuing Education Webinar
  • IRS and Passport Revocation
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Geoffrey
Tax Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for tax issues."
Tax Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jeff Plourde for Business, Litigation Bankruptcy and Complex Tax Matters. Whether you have a medium or small business or the CFO of a large corporation, Jeff can assist your business to be in compliance with tax regulations and to maximize the profits from your business. Highly recommended."