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Law Offices of David B. Porter

505 Montgomery Street.
13th Floor.
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Tax: 50%

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California,Tax SectionChairman2004 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
The Exempt Organization Tax ReviewFICA Wages and the Exemption for State Instrumentalities2006
The M&A Tax ReportBetter Luck Next Time: Deductions Costs of Failed Business Transactions2006
The M&A Tax ReportCan Your Joint Venture Deduct Research and Experimental Expenditures?2006
UnknownState Instrumentalities Can Escape FICA Obligations2006
California CPA MagazineUnder Scrutiny - 10 Rules to Follow If You're Involved in an IRS Criminal Investigation2005
California Enrolled AgentThe Internal Revenue Service's New Emphasis on Tax Enforcement2005
California Lawyer MagazineTax Shelter Justice2005
Business Law NewsThe Business Lawyer's Ten Commandments to Live By in a Criminal Tax Investigation2005
Tax NotesThe Element of Willfulness: A Defense for Tax Shelters2004
Tax NotesWhere Can You Litigate Your Federal Tax Case?2003
Daily JournalAlternatives To Tax Court Should Be Considered By All Taxpayers2002
Limited Liability CompaniesLegal Liability Considerations in Choosing a Form of Business2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - Santa BarbaraSocietyN/A1987
Golden Gate University School of LawLawN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Income Tax SeminarHow Not to Handle a Tax Controversy2006
National Business InstituteConscientious Tax Practice in the New IRS Enforcement Age: Avoiding Non-Compliance2005
Annual Income Tax SeminarTaxation of Damages2005
Section Education InstituteIncome Taxation of Damages What Every Practitioner Needs to Know2005
National Business InstituteEffective Planning for New Couples in California2004
Annual Income Tax SeminarWhat Every Tax Practitioner Needs to Know About Criminal Tax2004
22nd Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law SectionDouble Taxation of Attorneys Fees: The Implications in Employment Law Cases2004
Section Education InstituteTaxation of Damage Awards and Settlements2003
Midyear MeetingSentencing Guidelines, Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties2002
SF Women Tax Lawyers ClubCurrent Developments in the Internal Revenue Service (including New Collection Procedures)2001
Bar Area Lawyer NetworkCurrent Developments of Interest in Tax Litigation2001