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Mr. Eng specializes in helping clients get relief from tax problems and resolve probate, trust, and wills concerns and disputes.  He has over a decade of extensive litigation experience, having worked on a variety of matters, including tax, probate, trust, and wills issues.

Before opening his law practice, Mr. Eng spent over a decade at AM Law 100 and 200 firms and elsewhere, handling complex and high stakes litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  He began his legal career at the United States Attorney's Office and the Supreme Court of Hawaii.

He is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for Northern District of California, and the United States Tax Court.

Areas of Practice
    Federal and California Tax Controversy - Audit Representation
    IRS Administrative Appeals
    Tax Court Litigation
    Probate Administration
    Trust Administration
    Probate Litigation
    Trust Litigation

    University of San Francisco, School of Law, San Francisco, California
        Juris Doctor


    University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
        Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology, with substantial coursework in Economics

    William E. Grady High School, Brooklyn, New York
        President's Scholarship

    CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis
    Dean's List

Reported Cases
    Attorney on Brief, Haque v. Fry’s Electronics, Inc., 2006 WL 584435 (9th Cir. (Cal) 2006).

    Attorney on Brief (partial), Staley v. Howard, 2004 WL 100339 (Cal.App. 2004).

    Author, “Free Speech Coalition v. Reno: Has the Ninth Circuit Given Child Pornographers a New Tool to Exploit Children?” 35 U.S.F. L.Rev. 109 (2000).

     -- Cited in Annotations to California Constitution, Article I, Section 2 (2010).

     -- Cited in a treatise, several law review articles, and United States Supreme Court Amicus Curiae Brief, 2001 WL 242484 (Mar. 07, 2001).

     -- Top 20 Law School used this comment as model for its law review articles.


Languages spoken: Cantonese, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 25%
  2. Tax: 25%
    2 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    2 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    2 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Walter Dull

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is very intelligent and knowledgeable when it comes to tax issues. He has advised me on matters and I have referred cases to him that dealt with estate tax and federal income tax issues.


    Christopher Dull Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Hanlen Jereme Chang

    I worked with Michael Eng on several difficult and complex cases. He is diligent, hard working, a great communicator, and always gets the job done. I recommend Mike to anyone with a tax problem.


    Hanlen Chang Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Office of Michael J. Eng

1250 Oakmead Pkwy Ste 210
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-4037


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in Legal Research, Writing, and AnalysisCALI AwardN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Attorney on Brief, Haque v. Fry’s Electronics, Inc., 2006 WL 584435 (9th Cir. (Cal) 2006).Successful appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of San Francisco Law Review“Free Speech Coalition v. Reno: Has the Ninth Circuit Given Child Pornographers a New Tool to Exploit Children?”2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of RochesterPolitical Science & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A