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Marianne Dawson-Man

Tax Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Marianne Man

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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
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The Tax Counsel
5000 Birch Street
West Tower, Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Posted by SLW | September 25, 2012
Marianne Man, The Tax Counsel
I had a tax issue regarding to the alimony that I reported in my tax return that could caused me to forfeit tens of thousands of dollars to IRS (back tax, interest, and penalty). Marianne helped me to negotiate with IRS. Throughout the ordeal I was really getting discouraged but she never let up. After about 8 months she got my money back from IRS. When she called me about the news I could not believe my year. Great job and great work! I might also add she was very reasonable with her fee. I recommend her highly for anyone that has a tax problem.
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Posted by Don | May 11, 2011
Bset legal representation
I was impressed by Marianne’s concern for my legal needs. Marianne represented me extremely well and brought my legal concerns to a quick resolution, with which I was very pleased. I was especially impressed by her thoughtfulness in keeping me constantly updated throughout the negotiating process. I believe I received the best legal representation available through this association.
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Posted by Grace Hand | January 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing experience
I highly recommend attorney Marianne Dawson-Man for her assertive and strategic legal counsel in extracting me out of a real estate transaction for the sale of my commercial building involving multiple complex contractual and real estate issues. I had been told by multiple people that I could not get out of this contract. Marianne was able to not only get me out of the contract but also to recommended a great real estate broker which resulted in an approximately $400,000 higher sale price for my commercial building. I am very grateful for Ms. Dawson-Man's role in helping me to not only avoid foreclosure of the property, but also to avoid financial ruin.
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Posted by Anonymous Client | November 30, 2018
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Successful Resolution of IRS Trust Fund Penalty Recovery Issue Case Involving Millions in Tax Liability
Attorney Marianne Dawson-Man was highly recommended to me by a payroll company to resolve my IRS trust fund penalty recovery issues. Marianne is a detailed oriented professional and extremely knowledgeable on her field; from my first interaction with her I knew that I was in the right hands. Marianne remained objective and focused during the whole process watching every detail to ensure the best possible outcome for me as her client. At the end of the IRS meeting, the IRS agent informed me that I "should not expect to hear from the IRS again." Needless to say, I was very relieved as the amount of the potential IRS tax liability was in the millions. Marianne will be my go to attorney for matters within her field of expertise in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Tax Excellence
Marianne Dawson-Man is a knowledgeable, strategic and persistent advocate She helped me to prevail on my IRS innocent spouse case. Marianne came very highly recommended by other top attorneys, and as a client, I felt that she listened intently to my specific concerns and factored them into her representation. She conducted herself both ethically and professionally on my behalf, and I am grateful that she was able to protect my assets for me and for my children's future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2017
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Tremendous Tax Savings
We cannot thank attorney Marianne Man enough for her legal guidance in helping us through the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program ("OVDP"). The IRS agent wanted to include our FOREIGN life insurance policy as taxable for purposes of FBAR/OVDP penalty calculation, and to increase our cumulative OVDP penalties. Marianne was able to negotiate with the IRS to exclude the entire amount of our foreign life insurance policy from taxability, and saved us a tremendous amount of money. Thank you, Marianne. We would highly recommend Marianne and her law firm for IRS cases.
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Posted by Marla | September 2, 2015
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Innocent Spouse Relief
Before I met with attorney Marianne Man, I had previously consulted with another tax attorney who told me that I did not have a good chance at prevailing against my spouse with an IRS Innocent Spouse Relief request. I was also told by this other tax attorney that I was too educated and that the facts in my case didn't warrant an IRS innocent spouse relief. When I was referred to attorney Marianne Man for her expertise in handling Innocent Spouse Relief cases, Ms. Man carefully listened to the facts of my case, and determined that while the IRS receives approximately more than 50,000 Innocent Spouse Relief claims each year, and grants less than 50% of those requests, she told me I had a shot at prevailing in my tax case. I am very glad that she decided to take my case because she methodically guided me through each step of the process and took great care to gather all the difficult and appropriate personal and financial facts necessary to build a strong case, and her precise and well thought out presentation of my story coupled with supporting financial information ultimately led to the IRS ruling in my favor for the entire amount of the remaining of outstanding IRS tax liability, which amounted to more than $200,000! I was so happy and relieved that I prevailed with the help of Ms. Man. Without Ms. Man's guidance, I would not have known how to present or argue my case in the best light. And, we are not done yet. Ms. Man will now seek refunds on my behalf from the the State of California Franchise Tax Board under the CA FTB Innocent Spouse Relief exception. I would highly recommend Marianne Man to anyone faced with navigating the challenging path towards securing Innocent/Equitable Spouse Relief. Marla S. Larkspur, CA.
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Posted by Tony | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy client
Marianne Man of The Tax Counsel did a great job handling my IRS tax case. Because of her knowledge of tax law and experience in dealing with the IRS, Ms. Man miraculously discovered about half a million dollars of net operating losses that my previous CPA told me was disallowed by the IRS was actually allowed, and prevailed in getting the IRS in U.S. Tax Court to allow the entire $500,000 of net operating losses on my tax returns. As a result, I saved a few hundred thousand dollars in taxes, and instead of having the IRS breathing down my neck, I now have my life back and can start building my business up again. I highly recommend Marianne
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Posted by Patricia | September 21, 2012
dominant in her knowledge of tax law
Ms. Man demonstrated an exceptional level of understanding and expertise in tax law and concisely resolved a significant tax liability facing two corporations in which I was an owner. She was able to resolve it so that we did not have to pay the IRS anything, and we had faced almost 6 figure liaility. Throughout the process she was calm, compassionate and truly on top of the problem. She charged a fair rate that was well worth it, given her results. I continue to call on her anytime I have tax concerns with my current company. I HIGHLY recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Kindy | October 7, 2014
To the Point!
Marianne Man listened well to the facts of my case and immediately responded with a plan of action. She did not require needless or senseless amounts of information or conversation with me to increase her "billable hours", as so many times the case with some attorneys. Marianne was excellent in fact finding details and direct with the options of resolution. I liked her style and promptness in managing and resolving my case which had been ongoing for several years. She is very knowledgeable and competent in the tax arena. Marianne Man was able to reduce my IRS interest and penalties by approximately 50%!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2022
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Tax audit
I was advised by my accountant to seek the counsel of a tax attorney for the IRS audit of my business due to the complexity of my case which also involved potential criminal tax issues. Not only was attorney Marianne Dawson-Man able to convince IRS legal counsel to not enforce an IRS revenue agent's summons against me and my family's financial accounts, against the wishes of the IRS agent assigned to my case, but she was also able to settle the case with a good result even though I did not have many of the requisite receipts to support my business deductions.
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Posted by Roy | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable results!
Due to unfortunate circumstances which caused my business to go through a significant downturn, I incurred approximately 1.5 million in IRS tax liabilities. I tried to resolve the situation through my accountant, but the situation took a turn for the worse when an IRS summons was issued and my accountant was not able to negotiate a resolution with the IRS. With a newborn and another young child, I was not able to rebuild my business, take care of my family and pay my IRS tax liabilities simultaneously. Luckily, Marianne Dawson-Man was referred to me by another trusted attorney, and she was able to convince the IRS agent to label my IRS tax case closed for my personal IRS tax liabilities, and stop the IRS collection enforcement actions against me for at least a year. This reprieve will allow me to work on rebuilding my business in order to take care of my family and pay my IRS debts.
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Posted by Jeremy | June 13, 2012
Tax Controversy Specialist
When any client confides in me that they are embroiled in a tax controversy such as an audit, appeal or refund claim issue, I immediately refer Marianne Mann and the Tax Counsel team. The Tax Counsel team is personable but aggressive. They will effectively advise the best path forward with your tax controversy. Marianne is highly recommended.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Tax Attorney
  • The Tax Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Corporate and Estate Planning Attorney
  • Brown & Streza, LLP
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Corporate and Tax Attorney
  • Law Office of Marianne H. Man
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Tax Attorney
  • Andersen, LLP formerly a "Big Five" CPA firms
  • 1999 - 2002
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • LL.M. in Taxation (With Distinction)
  • 2012
  • Loyola Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $500,000 Win
  • Uncovered mistakes made by the IRS and reversed his $500,000 net operating loss disallowance and the client now feels like he has his life back.
  • Settlement of Tax Case
  • Re-opened her case with the IRS and reduced her IRS tax liability through a settlement by approximately 50%.
  • Tax Deficiency Case
  • IRS reversed its entire tax assessment, along with all interest and penalties, against my client and paid interest to my client for holding my client's money inappropriately.

Associations

  • Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Active Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Taxation Section, State Bar of California
  • Active Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member - Tax Section
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Saddleback Memorial Foundation
  • Board Member, Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Chair of the Tax Section of the OCBA
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Business and Corporate Law Section, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Orange County Chapter of HK Association of Southern California
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Top Tax Attorney
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2019
  • Executive Committee Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • 2015
  • Top Tax Attorney 2015
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Chair of the Tax Section of the OCBA
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in the OCBA
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Tax Attorney 2014
  • OC Metro Magazine and Avvo
  • 2014
  • Acting Co-Editor-in-Chief and Co-Chair of the Business Law News
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Vice Chair of the Orange County Bar Association's Tax Section
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Top Tax Attorney - 2013
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • Co-Vice-Chair & Co-Managing Editor of the Business Law News
  • CA State Bar, Business Law Section
  • 2012
  • Rising Star - Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Editor of Official Publication - Business Law News
  • CA State Bar, Business Law Section
  • 2010
  • Committee Member, Partnership & LLC Committee
  • CA State Bar, Business Law Section
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • IRS' New Tools for Tax Collection: Private IRS Tax Debt Collectors and Passport Revocation or Denial
  • 2017
  • California Tax Lawyer
  • The 2014 IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)
  • 2015
  • State Bar of California Business Law News
  • Are You FBAR Serious?
  • 2012
  • State Bar of California Business Law News
  • Use, Confusion, Mistake or Deception: When Does the Bidding of Trademarked Key Words From a Search Engine Company or Inclusion of Trademarked Key Words in Online Ad Texts Constitute Trademark Infringement
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section
  • Tax Implications of the New Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
  • 2013
  • State Bar of California
  • Partnership Tax
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning Interest Group Program for Year-Ending May 2012
  • Tax Law Updates
  • 2012
  • Drafting and Designing Revocable Trusts in California
  • Preliminary Matters - Estate Planning
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Marianne
Tax Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An incredibly smart and hardworking lawyer who knows how to get things done!"
Tax Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Marianne and she has helped them get out of some sticky IRS issues. Needless to say these clients were very relieved and pleased with her help!"
Estate planning Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marianne is a highly skilled attorney that thinks "outside the box." She often comes up with very strategic plans that truly benefit her clients (several of whom I have referred). I absolutely endorse Marianne."
Business Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marianne is a reliable and very conscienecous attorney. Her clients are her top priority. Marianne is very responsive and great at explaining concepts so that her clients understand the pros and cons of her recommendations."
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Newport Beach Tax Lawyer Marianne Dawson-Man
Marianne Dawson-Man
Tax Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available