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Irina Goldberg is a tax attorney in North County, San Diego. Her practice involves representing clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), State Board of Equalization (SBOE) and Employment Development Department (EDD). She defends individuals and business with serious tax problems and financial concerns in the areas criminal tax, offshore accounts, tax appeals, audits, trust fund taxes, offer in compromises and more. 

Before opening her own firm, Ms. Goldberg was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Ronson J. Shamoun in downtown San Diego where she built relationships with many representatives from Federal and State taxing agencies and helped many clients resolve a wide variety of tax problems. 

Prior to joining The Law Offices of Ronson J. Shamoun, Ms. Goldberg was deeply involved in community outreach through the Low-Income Federal Tax Clinic at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law. 

Ms. Goldberg received her Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from USD School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Whittier Law School where she received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.). At Whittier, she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate in Legal Writing by the faculty and received CALI awards recognizing top performance in her class for the areas of Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Advanced Legal Reasoning. Ms. Goldberg also served on the editorial board for the Whittier Law Review and took second place in the 9th Annual American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Challenge. She completed her undergraduate education in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Ms. Goldberg currently lives in San Diego with her husband, Alex. Outside her practice Ms. Goldberg enjoys a wide variety of fitness activities, cooking, reading and the arts.


Languages spoken: English, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 100%
    7 years



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  • Samuel D Brotman

    Irina is extremely thorough and hardworking when it comes to tax matters. Having the pleasure of working with her before on a high profile criminal matter, I can say that she has a genuine passion for the people she represents and acts as a tremendous advocate on behalf of her clients. I would sincerely recommend Irina for any tax matter.


    Samuel Brotman Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Anthony Messina Jr

    I consider Irina a gifted attorney. Irina possesses an exceptional knowledge of tax law. Most importantly, Irina applies her vast knowledge of the law in a manner which most effectively serves her clients. Irina’s clients are well served and are comforted knowing she will always act in their best interest. Irina is a true professional.


    John Messina Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Irina N. Goldberg

PO Box 4415
Oceanside, CA, 92052-4415


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Young Attorney NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Second Place in the Ninth Annual Law Student Tax ChallengeAmerican Bar Association, Section of Taxation2010
The 2009 Outstanding Graduate in Legal WritingWhittier Law School2009
Corporate TaxationThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2009
Advanced Legal ReasoningThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2009
Federal Income TaxationThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Tax AttorneyRJS Law2010 - 2011
AttorneyUSD Legal Clinics2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
North County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Lawyers Club of San Diego (North County chapter)Member2012 - Present
Carlsbad Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRS Penalty AbatementWon- IRS abated all failure to pay and failure to file penalties
IRS Audit turned Tax Court AppealMinor liability owed under $500
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Publication nameTitleDate
Carlsbad Business Journal Legal LinesWhat should I do if I haven’t filed income taxes for 6 years?2012
Carlsbad Business Journal Legal LinesWhat should I know if I have a foreign bank account?2012
Whittier Law ReviewHope For Low-Income Tax Returns: The Tax Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the Working Poor2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawTaxOther - Masters2010
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006