Scott Kauffman has devoted more than twenty years as a tax attorney to resolving the tax, estate planning, and business problems facing his clients. Scott has considerable experience in representing his clients before both Federal and State courts and agencies upon such issues as collections, liens, levies, trust fund liability, employee/independent contractor classification, estate and gift tax valuation, and tax residency issues. Scott also has considerable experience with entity formation, reorganizations, liquidations, wills and trusts, and family limited partnerships.
Scott earned his baccalaureate degree from Ohio University in 1975, graduatingSumma Cum Laude and his Juris Doctorate degree from The Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1977, graduating in the upper ten percent of his class. While in law school, Scott was a member of the Environmental Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Conflict of Laws. After graduating from law school, Scott worked part-time, first as a county prosecutor and then as a public defender while also working part-time as a sole practitioner.
Wishing to specialize his practice, Scott earned an LL.M. from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Transnational Business and Taxation in 1985 and LL.M. in Taxation in 1986.
Scott is admitted to practice before all California state courts, United States Tax Court, United States District Court for the Central District of California and the Northern District of California.
Scott resides in Newport Beach, California, where he enjoys spending time gardening, reading and writing fiction. His first novel "In Deepest Consequences" was published in 2006 by Medallion Press, and he has published a number of short stories.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Mighty River Short Story Contest||Southeast Missouri University Press||2011|
|Hackney Literary Awards||Hackney Literary Award||2010|
|Principal||Tax Litigation Law Offices of Scott Kauffman||1999 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Columbiana County Public Defender||1981 - 1985|
|Assistant Prosector||Columbiana County Prosecutor's Office||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section||N/A||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||1986 - Present|
|Adelaide Magazine||I'll Find My Own Way Out||2016|
|Moonshine Cove Publishing||Revenants, The Odyssey Home||2015|
|Big Muddy||Ohio Grass||2011|
|Medallion Press||In Deepest Consequences (Novel)||2006|
|Orange County Bar Journal||The New (Less) Innocent Spouse Release||2000|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Taxation||LLM||1986|
|Lewis and Clark College||Law||law||1978|