California Tax Attorneys
Successfully resolving tax disputes
for California taxpayers
California’s tax agencies are powerful, aggressive, and intractable. They hold all the cards and have many weapons at their disposal. So unless you know exactly what you are doing, disputing an assessment can be a costly and fruitless endeavor. But with us on your side, you have the advantage. You have the advantage of a firm that focuses on one practice area-California tax disputes. You have the advantage of a team with several decades of experience in California tax matters.
You have the advantage of a team with a stellar track record at the administrative level. You have the advantage of a team that has achieved ground-breaking wins in court. You have the advantage of lawyers who have held the taxing agencies accountable with attorney fee awards into the millions of dollars. You have the advantage of a firm that commands the respect of the taxing authorities at all levels. You have the advantage of a firm with strong professional relationships with key agency decision-makers. A firm that knows how to expertly navigate California’s unique and complex tax system with grit and determination.
All of this translates into putting our clients in the best possible position to succeed-whether they want to negotiate a settlement, resolve a matter early, or go to the mat.
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Our ResultsVIEW ALL
[Redacted] Charitable Trust (November 2017)
[Redacted] Fortune 500 Food Company (August 2017)
[Redacted] (July 2017)
American Century Investments (April 2017)
Mannco (March 2017)
[Redacted] Payroll Tax win before ALJ for Major Apparel Co. (February 2017)
[Redacted] California/Nevada Residency Dispute (January 2017)
Liberty Utilities (December 2016)
[Redacted] Income Tax win for Trading Co. (November 2016)
[Redacted] Major California Glazing Contractor (August 2016)
G&C Equipment Corporation (July 2016) (G&C II)
Minimed Infusion (June 2016)
Mantels & More (November 2015)
G&C Equipment Corporation (June 2015) (G&C I)
Tax Analysts v. Franchise Tax Board (April 2015)
SpaceX (November 2014)
Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board (September 2014) (Cutler II)
Daniel V, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board (April 2013)
Parmar v. State Board of Equalization (2012) 196 Cal.App.4th 705
Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board (August 28, 2012) 208 Cal. App. 4th 1247 (Cutler I)
Santander Auto Finance (June 2012)
M/Y Bellissima (October 2011)
1033 Tax Deferred Exchange (October 2011)
Mica Industries, Inc. (September 2011)
Alan Berman Trucking, Inc. (August 2011)
[Redacted] Franchise Tax Board (June 2011)
Communities to Save Enterprise Zones (January 2011)
Cyntron v. Housing and Community Development (November 2010)
B&R Industries (July 2009)
Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office (April 2009)
Argonaut Group, Inc. (January 2009)
DeVry, Inc. (August 2008)
Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office (February 2008)
Jessica McClintock, Inc. (August 2007)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (December 2006)
Granite Construction, Inc. (November 2006)
Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office (July 2006)
Ventura County Assessor’s Office (January 2006)
Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office (October 2005)
Trend Offset Printing (June 2003)
Kia Motors (September 2002)