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Samuel D. Brotman started Brotman Law in 2013. His practice focuses on business law and tax law with select representation in real estate matters.

Mr. Brotman was formerly an attorney with RJS Law in San Diego where Mr. Brotman chaired their corporate practice. He oversaw day-to-day legal operations for two large Southern California conglomerates and served as counsel to dozens of San Diego businesses. Mr. Brotman also has an extensive background criminal and civil tax controversies along with tax planning work. He has an established record of success in tax matters and in preventing numerous businesses from being shut down by government agencies. In total, he has collectively saved his clients serval millions in taxes and protected the financial security of numerous individuals and working families.

Mr. Brotman received his Juris Doctorate and his Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego. He graduated with his Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University in May of 2014.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 90%
    6 years
  2. Business: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Brotman Law

5134 Saratoga Avenue
Suite 5
San Diego, CA, 92107


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Alumni Spirit AwardNational Association of Wabash Men2012
The Robert Mitchum AwardNational Association of Wabash Men2012
Honorable Mention - Best Written BriefVis International Moot Court2010
The Richard O. Wright PrizeWabash College2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrotman Law2013 - Present
Attorney (previously law clerk)RJS Law2009 - 2013
Law ClerkBainbridge Management Consulting & Capital Advisory2008 - 2008
Legal AssistantCovington & Burling2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
ProvisorsMember2015 - Present
California Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember2014 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2013 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers CommitteeMember2010 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionMember2010 - Present
University of San Diego Alumni AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionMember2010 - Present
National Association of Wabash MenMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. CamiloFavorable plea agreement reached for client
Sales Tax AuditSaved client nearly six million dollars in taxable measure
IRS Installment AgreementSuccessfully reached resolution with the IRS for a $600,000+ liability
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Publication nameTitleDate
Yahoo FinanceYour Taxes and The Affordable Care Act2014
Ezine ArticlesIRS Tax Liens - How to Release and Subordinate a Tax Lien2013
Ezine ArticlesStatute of Limitations - How Long Does the IRS Have to Audit a Return2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Diego State UniversityEntrepreneurship/FinanceMasters of Business Administration2014
University of San Diego School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Wabash CollegeEnglish and ReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Business Leader RadioSection 179 Deductions2016
Strafford Publications WebinarMastering the Rules of S Corporation Shareholder-Employee Compensation2015
Annual Tax MeetingIRS Audits and Small Business2015
Chaldean Chamber of CommerceIRS Audits and Tax Compliance2014
California Western Solo Practice ForumVirtual Legal Practice2014
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessA Case Analysis of Whole Foods Market, Inc.2013
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessPricing Strategies in Business2013
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessThe Legality of Marketing Online Card Games2012
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessImportant Legal Cases in Corporate Governance2012
San Diego State University - Graduate School of BusinessCredit Rating Agencies and the Impact of the Dodd Frank Act2012
University of San Diego - Graduate School of BusinessThe Rules of Evidence for Accountants2011