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Michael Jamie Eng

Tax Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   64 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    65%
    IRS debt, collections, liens, levies, audits, and appeals; U.S. Tax Court

  2. Trusts
    20%
    Trust administration and litigation; breach of trust; beneficiary's rights; trustee's rights and duties

  3. Real estate
    15%

IRS Tax Collections, Audits, and Appeals Specialist


Michael has over 20 years of extensive litigation, advisory, and transactional experience in helping clients resolve their legal problems. He consistently receives top Avvo reviews from clients.

For IRS collections, liens, levies, audits, and appeals, he accepts cases from clients throughout the United States.  For other cases, he accepts them from Washington State and California.

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Licensed for 18 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 11/25/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Law Office of Michael J. Eng
111 North Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA, 95113
Law Office of Michael J. Eng
1900 South Norfolk Street, Suite 350
San Mateo, CA, 94403
Law Office of Michael J. Eng
22722 29th Drive S.E., Suite 100
Bothell, WA, 98021
Law Office of Michael J. Eng
2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA, 98121
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  64 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Mr.Eng
Recently I consulted Mr. Eng regarding a debt collection, and with his help I quickly resolved the issue. Mr. Eng is gentle, helpful, and professional, and I would like to recommend him to anyone who encountered similar issues as mine.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Swift expert advice and counsel that resolved my matter and saved me $50,000.
Michael got us the outcome we needed and the experience all-in-all was extremely positive ultimately saving us from having to pay the IRS $50,000. A single short phone consultation and subsequent correspondence over email was efficient. Thank you for the fantastic support, Michel. Hoping we do not need your services again but should we you'll be the first we call.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate - Lease
Michael did a great job helping me resolve the issue of ending my lease early which worked for both me (the tenant) and my landlord
Posted by Diane | August 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Definite Recommendation
As someone who has experience working with attorneys, I highly recommend Michael Eng. I was referred to Michael through my place of employment, and during our consultation I was immediately aware of not only his knowledge of law but his ability to communicate the detail, in a way that made sense to someone who did not spend years in law school. What also stands out is his personality in that he truly wants to help. I never felt as if I was just a client but a person, and this plus is ability, sets him apart.
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Posted by Rodrigo Danao | August 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Thank you so much for your assistance and advice. The information you have given to me are very helpful.
Posted by Romi | June 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommendation - Michael J. Eng
Michael Eng helped us twice with some tenant issues we were having, he thoroughly walked us through the process and gave us all of our options. We would highly recommend Michael J. Eng, ESQ!
Posted by Jermaine | May 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative, Prompt, and Professional
Excellent Real Estate Tax advice, and help to think outside the box on how current and future assets can be protected to ensure I was aware of all required documents needed to support our transaction. Thank you for such an informative recommendation.
Posted by Susan Taylor | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
The information Michael provided was very helpful and instrumental in getting our legal matter solved.
Posted by Robert | October 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Guidance on 2 occasions
Michael was very helpful in guiding me with 2 issues; 1. Smalls claim issue with an airline. He provided support in drafting a demand letter and advised on the small claims process. I was able to resolve satisfactorily with the airline without having to go to court. 2. Consumer affairs issue with a mechanic. Michael gave me a strong understanding of my position and the limitations in pursuing the issue further despite some questionable practices from the mechanic. I felt comfortable I was getting the appropriate advice.
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Posted by Mark | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Premarital Agreement Preparation
Mike prepared a Premarital Agreement for me and guided me through the entire process. He answered all of the questions and concerns that I had and all of the questions and concerns that I didn’t know to ask. He was very thorough and quick to respond via email or scheduling a phone call. Mike clearly communicated at the very start what the process, schedule, and costs were. He was very professional, punctual, and responsive. Mike took my case which had a very tight timeline and he was able to prepare and complete the agreement with additional time to spare. It was a pleasure working with Mike and he exceeded all of my expectations. I would be happy to hire him again for future cases in his areas of practice.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
I had a question about my options if I signed a lease with a landlord and they did not countersign the lease. Mr. Eng researched my question and provided me detailed information about my situation, and ran through a number of scenarios I would not have thought of on my own. He was also polite, empathic and respectful. I would definitely work with him again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Mr. Eng helped me with a tricky situation. He was great! Professional and knew what to do. .
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and responsive lawyer
I consulted Michael twice after I moved into a new neighborhood. The neighborhood is a nightmare! Michael was very responsive/knowledgable, and he provide valuable legal information to prevent things from getting worse. I fully trust his judgement and recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
lawyer did a great job
I've used Mike multiple times. He was responsive and great at providing guidance. His guidance was comprehensive and gave me good advice on how to approach solving these issues. He helped better frame what areas I should focus on and what I'm able to do and negotiate. I would use him again!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience on a real estate sale
Mike represented me in purchase of a primary residence. He was very detailed, extremely responsive and always went out of his way to help me in any way can in a tight buyer's market. Would certainly work with him again in future.
Posted by Kevin | April 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response and patient explanation
I have consulted a few legal issues with Michael. He responded my requests fast and provided detailed explanations. I protected my benefits after taking his advice. He is a trustworthy attorney.
Posted by SL | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Had Mike help us with some family-law related matters. He was very helpful in answering our questions both on email and phone. Our needs were not too complex, so they were covered by Metlife Legal plan.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I spoken with Mike a couple times regarding legal issues. He very through and understanding. I highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Response from Michael Eng March 25, 2021
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you. www.englawoffice.com
Posted by Eugene | March 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulting on rental and civil service
Michael's consulting was very helpful on 2 my inquiries on a) specifics of the rental agreements, b) legal options for early cancelation of a contract with the daycare in COVID conditions.
Response from Michael Eng March 25, 2021
Thank you Eugene! It was a pleasure working with you. www.englawoffice.com
Posted by Art | March 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Finance executive
Michael’s knowledge was extremely valuable and we were able to get more than we hoped for answered. Highly recommend his expertise and advice.
Response from Michael Eng March 6, 2021
Thank you Art! It was a pleasure working with you. www.englawoffice.com
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Prinicipal Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael J. Eng
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Various AM Law 100 and 200 firms and Boutique Law Firms
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Supreme Court Of Hawaii
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • IRS Dispute Regarding $2.5 Million in Taxes
  • Resolved case in client's favor
  • Attorney on Brief, Haque v. Fry’s Electronics, Inc., 2006 WL 584435 (9th Cir. (Cal) 2006).
  • Successful appeal.
  • Trust Dispute Involving $1.5 Million Estate
  • Resolved case in client's favor
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese

Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • CALI Award
  • Excellence in Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis
  • 1998
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Publications

  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Workshop
  • IRS Offers in Compromise
  • 2018
  • Community Workshop
  • IRS Audits
  • 2017
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Tax Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Tax Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael without qualification. Michael is intelligent, and a detailed oriented practitioner. His work product is impeccable and he is a credible and compelling litigator."
Estate planning
Litigation

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San Jose Tax Lawyer Michael Jamie Eng
Michael Jamie Eng
Tax Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 18 years